Category: Security

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Teaching Children Safety and Security (Last of Two Parts)

Click here to access the First Part There are, however, opposing views, particularly on teaching the concepts of security and safety to children through seminars or including these in the school curriculum. For instance is Edwin Molina who says “no” to the idea of teaching the said concepts in school, having a “deep understanding of campus...

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Heading on a Big Trip? Don’t Neglect Your Home Maintenance!

All your bags are packed and you’re ready to go, but what’s that nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach? It’s not last night’s lasagna. More than likely, your brain is trying to decide if you missed something critical like properly securing the house. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that property crime is...

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Two Blasts Hit Davao City Cinemas

Two explosions occurred in two separate movie houses in Davao City Monday evening, September 16. The first blast occurred inside Cinema 1 of SM City Davao at around 9:00 p.m.. No one was injured in the blast. All moviegoers in the cinemas of the mall were immediately evacuated. Minutes later, a second blast occurred inside...

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Teaching Children Safety and Security (First of Two Parts)

My brothers and I ‘grew up’ in the streets. Grew up in the sense that we knew what it was like to freely play patintero, tumbang preso, or taguan pung with our relatives and neighbors in abandoned, unguarded spaces and streets without our parents having to worry much about our security and safety. Since our...

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Protesters Barricade Mining Port in Surigao del Norte

A group of protesters have disrupted operations of a mining port in Surigao del Norte since September 2, 2013. Around 150 Manobo tribe members from Surigao del Sur have staged a picket in the port loading site of Adnama Mining Resources Inc. (AMRI) in Barangay Urbiztondo in Claver, Surigao del Norte. The protesters, led by...

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Security Guard Killed in Burgundy Tower Shootout

A security guard was killed and another one got injured in a shootout between two groups of security guards in Burgundy Tower in Makati City Thursday afternoon. According to various reports, a sheriff arrived at the building to issue a temporary restraining order against the incumbent board of directors. The sheriff was said to be...

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8 NPA Encounters in 3 Days

Eight armed encounters between government security forces and New People’s Army (NPA) rebels occurred in the span of three days. On September 2 at around 8:00 p.m., seven rebel fighters attacked a government militia patrol base in Pananay-an, in Placer, Surigao del Norte. The firefight lasted for 5 minutes. The rebels withdrew with unknown number...

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Malicious Mobile Apps on the Rise

The Philippines is among the top 10 countries in the world most at risk of privacy exposure due to app use according to the latest report published by a security software company. TrendLabs, the research arm of security software company Trend Micro, has released its security roundup report for the second quarter (2Q) of 2013....

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Million People March Generally Peaceful, Emergency Responders Ensured Safety

The Million People March held in Luneta on August 26 was generally peaceful and no emergency incident was reported, said the Philippine National Police. Thousands of concerned Filipinos calling for the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) following reports of corruption attended the ‘picnic protest.’ The event was held on Heroes Day, a...

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MARINA Re-Inspects More Marine Vessels for Seaworthiness

Shortly after the sea mishap involving MV Super Shuttle Ferry 10 at Port Pulambato in Bogo, Cebu, The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) called for re-inspection of 25 vessels operated by Asian Marine Transport Group to ensure the carriers are still seaworthy. MARINA administrator ordered all vessels to stay in port while re-inspection and additional audit...