Prepper 101: Goods every well-prepared home needs in case of a calamity

By Miguel C. Gil Every prudent homeowner must stock up on certain items that could prove to be life-savers should social order and basic services be interrupted by a calamity—be it natural or man-made. We feel that the list below covers the basics, but naturally, YOU know best what ought to be in your pantry, … Continue reading Prepper 101: Goods every well-prepared home needs in case of a calamity

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Don’t Post Vacation Plans on Social Networks

Violent criminals may be trolling your Facebook account right now! Avoid being counted among those subjected to all sorts of villainy simply because they carelessly revealed too much about their private lives, their activities, their travels and even the value of their belongings, on-line. This holds especially true for people who are headed off to … Continue reading Don’t Post Vacation Plans on Social Networks

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our loyal readers!!

Thank you for helping keep HDJ on the web for another year! We look forward to your continued patronage as we go into our third year of on-line publication. We truly value all your comments, suggestions and inquiries even if we may not be able to respond to them individually. God bless all you upstanding … Continue reading MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our loyal readers!!

Guards at home: sign of troubled times?

By Miguel C. Gil There are an increasing number of Filipino households that are seeking out the services of private security companies to deter criminality. This observation was made by veteran security instructor Librado Cayco, Sr., who is training director of TASK Security Academy, Inc., one of the country’s leading schools for private security guards. … Continue reading Guards at home: sign of troubled times?

Yaya Quest

By Anna Garcia Being a mom to a two-year old boy, I may not have much experience compared to other moms out there who’ve decade’s worth of stories to tell. I’ve had four yayas (nannies) in my two and a half years of being a mother, plus the few months prior to my giving birth. … Continue reading Yaya Quest

“Oplan Katok” a bad idea says constitution lawyer

A prominent constitutional lawyer says the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) new method of reminding gun owners to renew their gun licences on-time, is unnecessary and may potentially do more harm than good. Tagged “Oplan Katok,” policemen have been knocking on the doors of legal gun owners whose licences have expired, telling them to settle their … Continue reading “Oplan Katok” a bad idea says constitution lawyer

QC bizmen say, “all I want for Christmas is a CCTV”

Purveyors of security electronics confirm a surge in sales ahead of a yearend deadline set by the Quezon City (QC) government on business establishments to install closed-circuit TV cameras (CCTVs) or face possible non-extension of their permits to operate. City authorities reportedly issued this order as a reaction to the perceived leap in violent crimes. … Continue reading QC bizmen say, “all I want for Christmas is a CCTV”

Local hero calls for heightened vigilance on crime

A celebrated Filipino anti-crime advocate called on entrepreneurs and homeowners to take necessary measures to avoid being the next crime victim this holiday season. Musician, film director and actor Sonny Parsons, said heightened vigilance is necessary in view of the perceived spike in robberies, home invasions as well as petty crimes during the Yuletide season. … Continue reading Local hero calls for heightened vigilance on crime