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How to Keep Safe during the Holiday Season

2016

While most of the time, people only experience good things during the holiday season, there are also some people who experience sadness and pain because of different reasons. There are times when people will become too engrossed with partying that they will not notice the thing that they leave behind. Here are some tips that can be followed in order to keep safe during the holiday season:

  1. Make sure that all of your items are in a safe place before you mingle with people.
  2. Still remember to lock your doors and double check your windows in order to protect your home.
  3. Keep Flammable items like items from the Famous Smoke shop away from open fire or anything that might ignite.
  4. Communicate with loved ones regularly to ensure each other’s safety.

Keep safe during the holiday season in order to stay happy and strong.

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HIV/AIDS advocates, activists welcomes Wurtzbach exponential presence in campaign

Photo credit -MissUniverse

Labor group the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines-Nagkaisa welcomes the positive and exponential presence of Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach into the campaign against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) particularly in the Philippines where incidence is growing at fast and furious pace.

“Pia’s leverage into the campaign against HIV and AIDS in the country is a morale booster to HIV/AIDS advocates and activists. She comes into the issue at a time when the campaign is at all-time low because of appalling high growth of incidence and everyone seemed not to care anymore. Ms. Wurtzbach’s energy and vitality into the advocacy will radically change the equation,” said TUCP spokesperson Alan Tanjusay.

The number of cases reported is increasing in recent years with a case per day in 2006 to 21 cases a day in March 2015, Tanjusay said.

Most of those infected are in the median age of 27 and the youngest is 14 years old with infection grew more than ten-fold from 44 in 2006 to 995 in 2015 records from National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health (DOH) show.

Wurtzbach, in her winning response to question on why should she be a Miss Universe, said she will use her voice to influence the youth and raise awareness to certain causes like HIV.

Press Release

Photo credit: https://twitter.com/MissUniverse

More PNP Safety Tips

THE Philippine National Police reiterated the need for the general public to memorize the following public safety tips to keep them safe while away from home and traveling during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

The PNP public safety tips follow:

WHEN LEAVING YOUR HOME FOR A VACATION

  • Secure your home with durable locks on all doors and windows.
  • Ask a trusted neighbor to watch the house while you’re away.
  • Stop all deliveries.
  • Turn the bell or ringer of your telephone down low.
  • Leave your blinds, shades and curtains in a normal position.
  • Close and lock garage doors and windows.
  • Secure storage sheds, attic entrance and gate.
  • Tell a trusted person your plan to be away so that he may have the opportunity to periodically check your home.
  • Have a written record of all your important serial numbers, credit card numbers, etc. and keep them in a secure place.
  • Turn on outside/perimeter lights.

WHEN BRINGING A VEHICLE

  • Make sure your vehicle is in a suitable condition for the journey.
  • Always lock your car, whether while parked or traveling. Keep valuables out of sight.
  • At night, park in well-lit areas.
  • Pack several warm blankets, ample drinking water, flares and flashlights with fresh batteries.
  • Try to have specific directions and routes to your destination.
  • If you get lost, call the local police for directions or assistance.
  • Always keep your vehicle doors and windows locked.
  • At stop lights and other traffic delays, leave enough space in front of your vehicle as an escape option in case of an emergency.
  • Let someone know the route you intend to travel and your itinerary.
  • Plan your trip carefully and consider all factors such as weather, fatigue, facilities for lodging, food and fuel.

WHILE ON THE ROAD

  • Leave early and give yourself plenty of time to make the drive. Don’t over-speed.
  • Know where you are going and how to get there and back.
  • Check for construction detours for longer trips.
  • Get a weather forecast.
  • Make sure everyone wears their seatbelt at all times.
  • Avoid taking over-the-counter medication that could make you drowsy while driving.
  • Never drink and drive.
  • When traveling in any new area, always be alert and trust your instincts.
  • Use area maps and travel on main roads.
  • Carry a minimal amount of cash. Use travelers’ checks and credit card whenever possible.

WHILE IN THE HOTEL

  • Ask the hotel or motel staff about their security measures so you know what to expect.
  • Always carry purses, wallets, hotel keys and car keys securely.
  • Be observant and always report any suspicious activity to law enforcement or hotel security officers.
  • Keep hotel room windows and doors locked.
  • Do not invite strangers to your room.
  • Keep extra cash and valuables locked in a safe place such as a hotel safe deposit box or a room safe.
  • Upon checking into a hotel or motel, check local fire exists, elevators and the nearest phone.
  • Make sure children know the name and address of your whereabouts.
  • In an unlikely event when you are confronted by an assailant, do not resist demands for your valuables.

Stay safe everyone. Happy Holidays!

Source: People’s Tonight