Paying a meager attention to the importance of securing hospitals against untoward incidents will result to unfavorable consequences affecting the medical tourism industry touted to carry a billion dollar potential.
According to Atty. Jay de Guzman, CSP, associate manager for operations and business development of Ace and Associates, there is no college degree in the Philippines that caters exclusively to the security profession.
It is industrial security when it involves individual corporations or when it deals with crisis management of a company. At the flick of a finger, this can escalate into a national security concern like the Dos Palmas incident in Palawan. What started a simple kidnapping case in Dos Palmas subsequently became a national security issue.