Category: Security

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Top 13 SecurityMatters Stories in 2013

We’ve rounded up our Top 13 stories in 2013, based on the number of social media shares. So in case you missed them, here they are: On Binays and Dasmarinas Guards: Village Security Implications The Weakest Link in the Megamall Heist Alternative Learning System: The Other Side of Basic Education Bomb Type in CDO Blast...

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My Midnight Encounter with Bukas Taxi Modus

It was almost midnight, such a bad time for lone taxi rides, I told myself. I just arrived at our office in Makati City on November 15 dead tired after coming from an assignment in Leyte to cover the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda. After many hours on the road, with no bed in sight...

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5 Lessons in Security from the Binay Convoy-Dasmariñas Guards Incident

Security professionals agree that the incident involving Mayor Jun-jun Binay’s convoy in Dasmariñas Village, Makati just compromised his security and the security of the village. Here are some lessons from the incident: Lesson 1: Coordination could have saved everyone the trouble. Dr. Joey Acedera, a Certified Security Management Specialist and CEO of Securiforce Security Services,...

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NAIA Terminal 3 Shooting Leaves 4 Dead, 4 Injured

(UPDATE 2) A shooting incident inside Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 resulted to at least four dead and four others injured this morning, December 20. The shooting occurred in the arrival area of NAIA 3 at around 11:00 a.m.. This resulted to the killing of Ukol Talumpa, mayor of Labangan town in Zamboanga...

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Book of Bayanihan Stories Launched

Kwentong Bayani-han, a book featuring stories of Filipino soldiers and civilians working together for peace was launched last December 18. The book is a joint project of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), The Asian Foundation, and the Working Group on Security Sector Reform from the Department of Political Science of Ateneo de Manila...

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ASIS International Successfully Delivered ASIS Asia-Pacific 2013

Brussels / Macau, 6 December 2013 – ASIS International (ASIS), the world’s premier association for security professionals, has held its 7th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition on 3-5 December 2013 at the Conrad Macao Cotai Central in Macau, China. The event gathered 260 senior security professionals from 32 countries which represents a 7.4% increase compared to...

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Five Tips For Holiday Shopping Safety

In 2012 the average American shopper spent $749.52 during the holiday shopping season, with more than half of that going toward gifts and more than half being spent on online shopping, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). McAfee warns that holiday shopping season is prime time for online scammers. Whether you’re heading out to...

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Households and Items Crooks Want to Steal From You

The statistics on burglaries in the U.S. demonstrate the mind of the average burglar in surprising detail, and can be useful for the average person to consider. Approximately 2 million homes are burglarized yearly across the country, according to Protect Your Home. This means that while you aren’t guaranteed to be burglarized, there is certainly...

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Ai-Ai Has Right to a Bodyguard But…

Showbiz personality Ai-Ai De las Alas is in the limelight with reports of her security being provided by members of the Philippine National Police. A question arises not from legality but on the acceptability of De las Alas having police escorts as bodyguards. It all started when De las Alas had a legal spat with...