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Support community fireworks display

The government aims to achieve zero firecracker-related injuries this year through implementation of Executive Order No. 28 Providing for the Regulation and Control of the Use of Firecrackers and other Pyrotechnic Devices.

The law signed by President Duterte stipulates that the use of firecrackers shall be confined to community fireworks display to minimize the risk of injuries and casualties. Conduct of community fireworks display will also be continuously promoted as a strategy to, at least maintain the low injury status in the country.

Let us welcome 2018 without an injury due to firecrackers and support fireworks display in our respective communities.

How to Handle a Security Issue at Your Company

If your company has been recently robbed or burgled, then you might be wondering what steps you should take, as well as what you can do to try and prevent similar situations from occurring in the future. Although it can be hard to deal with a robbery, hopefully this guide will help you to get a hold of this situation, so that you can move forward with confidence in your security methods. With that in mind, here’s a look at several ways to handle a security issue at your company.

Invest in Physical Deterrents

After a robbery has taken place, you should consider investing in some kind of physical deterrent. While a physical deterrent like barbed wire may not scare off all robbers, especially if you have other security issues to deal with, it can at least disincentivize most people that are simply looking for a quick payoff. For larger businesses that operate multiple warehouses, a barbed wire machine may be a useful means of protecting your interests with a longer term investment.

Review Personnel

Sometimes an issue at a company arises out of negligence more than anything else. If your employees have begun to slack off on their responsibilities, then this can have a ripple effect throughout the business as a whole, and can have a serious impact on its security. In order to avoid these issues from developing in the first place, it’s worth developing an in-house security procedure that employees are well versed in. Then, when something happens, you’ll be able to review the process and pinpoint which area needs to be worked on again.

Invest in Digital Tools

Aside from physical deterrents, digital tools like security cameras can be useful for tracking down any perpetrators involved in an issue. In addition, these types of tools are often accessible from mobile devices and laptops, making them especially worthwhile for any business owner who is regularly away from the warehouse.

While it’s impossible to guarantee the safety of your business, these tips can hopefully make your business as secure as possible, so that you can rest easy knowing it’s in good hands. With the right deterrents in place, and the right attention to detail, you can protect your company’s assets without making the business uncomfortable for employees. Balancing security with freedom is always difficult, but hopefully these tools will allow you to find the right balance for your specific needs.

ANTI-THEFT MEASURES FOR STUDENTS, PUBLIC – PNP

The Philippine National Police has issued anti-theft tips designed to prevent students and the rest of the public from falling prey to thieves in busy streets now that regular school has resumed nationwide.

Cell Phone Theft Prevention:

DOs:

  • Buy cell phones only from authorized dealers.
  • Record your cell phone serial numbers immediately after purchase.
  • Always place your cell phone in your pocket or bag where it is not visible.
  • Set your cell phone in silent mode when you are in public places and inside public vehicles.
  • While outside, go to a place where you are more secured.
  • Always walk in well-lit places; when walking alone, be on guard for persons following you-walk towards areas where there are people in case you might need help.
  • Keep your bag with your cell phone inside close to your body;
  • When inside public vehicles, be alert for snatchers; be suspicious of passengers who come in threes or fours and who position themselves behind/beside the driver, near the door and one posing as among the passengers since this is typical of a ‘Laglag-Barya’ group operation or a modus operandi of notorious jeepney or bus thieves and pickpockets.
  • If you fall victim to snatchers, report the incident to the police and call your cell phone providers immediately about the lost gadget.
  • Always cooperate with the police and barangay authorities.
  • When buying a pre-owned or second-hand mobile phone, ask for the complete kit and receipt of the previous owner. This will prevent you from buying a stolen item and worst, end up in trouble with the law for being a ‘fence.’

DON’T’s:

  • When in public places, refrain from displaying your mobile phone unnecessarily since they always attract the attention of thieves.
  • Never lend your cell phone to strangers who may approach you to make emergency calls.
  • Do not resist holdup men or snatchers. Do not panic. Follow their instructions and remain calm enough to remember their description and the directions they took in escaping.
  • When inside establishments, do not leave your cell phone lying around a table, on top of a cabinet or even on a chair beside you since you may end up being victimized by slippery ‘Salisi Gang’ members who are mostly posing as customers too and will make all effort to distract your attention.
  • When paying purchased items in stores or supermarkets, do not leave your mobile phone on the country. Place it in your bag or pocket.

Source: People’s Tonight, People’s Journal