The Asset Protection Lecture Series on Terrorism Matters is a little over a week away. Have you signed up for this critical learning platform on protecting lives and assets from terrorism?
Stakeholders and security practitioners from top companies like Pepsi Cola Products Philippines Inc., Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc., and Sun Life Financial Asia Services have already registered to take part. Our student list also includes practitioners from private security agencies like the Helios Security Agency, CAT SEcurity Group, and Valdez Security and Investigation Agency; as well as personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Headquarters Service Command. Rounding out our attendees list are professionals from the hospitality industry—from Hotel Jen Manila, the Bellevue Manila, Okada Manila, Marco Polo Hotel – Davao, and Microtel by Wyndham—proving that the local tourism industry stands among the frontlines of confronting terrorism matters in the Philippines.
Happening on 12 – 13 December 2017 at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Manila, this edition of the Asset Protection Lecture Series involves a two-pronged approach to Terrorism Matters: The specific workings of a terrorist group, and the larger context in which these terrorists are operating. Learn more, and sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/ULbgE8XuxPXEAj6E3
The Insight into ISIS Weaponry and IED Workshop will be held on the first day, and will be providing attendees with a fundamental approach to understanding the threats posed by ISIS, Islamic militant groups, and followers inspired by their actions. It will be conducted by George McKerrow—an expert who has seen ISIS firsthand in Iraq and Syria, and who knows how they operate.
The Terrorism Matters Forum will be held on the second day, and gathers top stakeholders, field experts, and resource persons to discuss the state of terrorism in the Philippines. The forum will have a special focus on the Maute Group and Marawi City, the Abu Sayyaf Group in the Sulu Archipelago, as well as analysis of the potential of the New People’s Army to be a viable terror group. Among the speakers for the Terrorism Matters Forum are: Martin Aguda, Jr., a safety and security consultant specializing in emergency management; Dr. Rommel C. Banlaoi, the Chairman of the Board of the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence, and Terrorism Research; Col. Romeo S. Brawner, Jr. (INF) PA, Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force Ranao; Jessie L. Cardona, the Director of the Anti-Terrorism Council – Program Management Council; Augustus Caesar B. Esmeralda, President and Managing Director of Ace And Associates Risk Management, Inc.; Nicole Forrest Green, the Director/ Head of Defence of the Australia–Philippines Business Council; Jose Angelo Mangaoang, Civil Defense Officer from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council; PSSupt. Sotero Ramos, Jr., Chief of the Operations Division of the PNP’s Directorate for Intelligence; and BGen. Juvymax R. Uy, AFP, Commander of Task Force Basilan.