OPLAN Exodus: The Blame Game

Evidence seems to be mounting that the country’s political leadership had a hand in delaying the deployment of reinforcements to the pinned-down Special Action Force (SAF) commandos until it was too late. Former Iloilo solon Augusto Boboy Syjuco points out inconsistencies in the accounts of Administration officials as well as key military and police officers who were involved in Oplan Exodus. Meantime, Kabataan Party list … Continue reading OPLAN Exodus: The Blame Game

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. While precise figures are unavailable, he revealed that TASK-affiliated security … Continue reading Guards at home: sign of troubled times?

Bizmen told to be doubly alert

Businessmen in the Philippines should enhance their level of alertness instead of embracing a false sense of security. This was the message of a multi-sector anti-crime group to business executives and other entrepreneurs on the eve of the implementation of a 5-month long election gun ban beginning midnight on January 13. The A2S5 Coalition, which is composed of professionals from various fields, said the suspension … Continue reading Bizmen told to be doubly alert

Good prospects for PH arms exports

A Philippine firearms manufacturer sees healthy export sales in 2013 based on the steady demand growth in key markets overseas. On the TV talk show Practical Business last December 6, Metro Arms Corporation president Hector Rodriguez revealed that almost 90 percent of his company’s production is now exported while only the remainder is sold to the local market. He said the manufacturing capacity of Metro … Continue reading Good prospects for PH arms exports