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PNP identifies negligence of security personnel in Resorts World Manila attack

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has ruled that Resorts World Manila has no emergency response team that’s why the lone-gunman in Friday’s attack was able to enter the hotel premises.

PNP-Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies (SOSIA) has explained that because Resorts World has no such team, the guards who first encountered the gunman were obviously clueless of what to do during the incident.

PNP-SOSIA Chief PCSupt. Jose Espino added that the hotel also did not adhere to the standard security protocol.

They assigned only a few guards on graveyard shift of 12 midnight to 7 in the morning.

The hotel does not implement a buddy system and it doesn’t have command and control as well as a crisis management team,

Their security personnel also lack training and are not in proper uniform.

For this reasons, PNP-SOSIA has decided to conduct regular review and training sessions to all security providers to ensure that their personnel adhere with the standards.

“We again reminded the security managers of the standard procedures protocol. Okay security at nakita dun (it showed) what is lacking really are the drills and rehearsal ng kanilang (of their) security plan,” Espino said. –  Grace Casin | UNTV News and Rescue

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PNP to arrest security guards posing as cops to solicit donations during holiday season

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

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MANILA, Philippines — The management of the Philippine National Police- Supervisory Office on Security and Investigation Agency (PNP-SOSIA) issued a memo last November 5 prohibiting its personnel from soliciting donations this holiday season.

This was after the agency’s chief received complaints about individuals who were posing as SOSIA personnel and asking stakeholders to donate for their holiday parties.  Stakeholders of SOSIA include security agencies and training centers.

SOSIA Enforcement Management Division Chief PSupt. Jaime Santos warned of conducting entrapment operations against poseurs who are soliciting cash and goods purportedly for the SOSIA party raffle.

“Pag naaktuhan na nagso-solicit or may sumbong sa local police ay aarestuhin po yan. Magkakaroon po ng entrapment at kakasuhan po sila ng, una, illegal use of uniform kung naka uniform sila ng pulis at kunwari nilang ipinatutupad ang kanilang tungkulin bilang pekeng pulis ay gagawan sila ng kasong usurpation of authority, “Santos said.

He added that SOSIA Chief PCSupt. Reczon Acabado has never ordered the agency’s personnel to solicit anything for their parties.

“Yung aming chief sa SOSIA ay masyadong mahigpit pagdating sa ganyan. Ayaw niya ng ganyan. Kapag napatunayan na ang aming kasamahan ay involved sa panghihingi ng pera ay pinaiimbestigahan niya kaagad yan at gusto niya kaagad ipasuspendi at ipa dismiss,” Santos said.

He also reminded his fellow policemen not to use their position to solicit gifts this holiday season.

“Huwag po nating abusuhin yung ating serbisyo at yung kautusan ay ating sundin na hindi tayo dapat mag solicit otherwise napaka higpit po ng pamunuan. Yung pinaghirapan mo na serbisyo mo pag nahuli ka at napatunayan ay sandali lang na maaalis ka sa serbisyo,” Santos said.

He added that SOSIA personnel always wear an ID and carry a letter order from SOSIA stating the purpose of their visit every time they go to a security agency, mall, bank, hotel and other establishments to conduct inspections. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP: Themed costumes among security guards strictly prohibited

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018


Security guards in themed costumes

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Security guards are no longer allowed to don themed costumes on duty.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) Supervisory Office on Security and Investigation Agency (SOSIA) on Wednesday (November 7) reminded security agencies that themed costumes will no longer be allowed to security guards on duty.

Themed costumes are common in commercial establishments during holidays.

Last Sunday (November 4) members of the PNP SOSIA accosted the administrator of a mall in Quezon City for letting their security personnel wear themed costumes.

According to PNP-SOSIA Enforcement Management Division OIC PSupt. Jaime Santos, such a practice is considered a security risk and only leads to confusion especially in times of emergency that is why it is strictly prohibited.

“Maaari kasing gayahin ito or magsuot ng ganito ang mga sindikato o grupo na gumawa ng krimen doon sa loob ng mall kaya malaking factor na di dapat sila magsuot ng ganyan dahil nangyari na iyan before sa isang mall na pinasok ng martilyo gang,” Santos said.

The security agency of security guards accosted by the PNP was ordered to pay P400,000. Authorities also confiscated the service firearms of their security guards.

“Kapag naging recidivist sila o habitual at di nila pinakikinggan ang aming sanction sa kanila ang mangyayari nya ay mag oorder ang chief SOSIA na i-tag, na i-suspend na ang kanilang license pati iyong mismong operator,” warned Santos.

Meanwhile, the PNP also noted that security measures in malls will be stricter this coming holiday season due to the expected influx of mall goers, the time when lawless elements are in their active operations.

“Muli ang aming paalala kapag may insidente at pangyayari sa mga business establishments, mga malls kaagad yung mga bantay sa entrances ay tumawag agad ng kanilang response team at wag nila iiwanan ang entrance dahil ang seguridad, maaaring diversionary tactics lamang ito … at tuloy tuloy na ang pasok ng mga magnanakaw,” advised PSSupt. Bernard Banac, SOSIA Assistant Chief.

The PNP is set to deploy patrol units at the outside vicinity of malls for quick response in case any untoward incidents happen inside the establishments. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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PNP recalls Trillanes’ security escorts

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2018


FILE PHOTO: Sen. Antonio arrives in a press conference

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police – Police Security and Protection Group (PNP – PSPG) has recalled the two security escorts of Senator Antonio Trillanes.

PSPG Director PCSupt. Filmore Escobal said that PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde ordered the recall of the senator’s police escorts after President Rodrigo Duterte revoked the amnesty granted earlier to Trillanes by former president Benigno Aquino III.

“Nang lumabas yung kanyang warrant of arrest, but as early as lumabas yung presidential proclamation rendering his amnesty void ab initio, nagbigay ng instruction si Chief PNP na i-recall,” Escobal explained.

But he clarified that the senator may have the police escorts back once he is acquitted of coup d’etat charges and the PNP leadership approves his request for security escorts. — Lea Ylagan

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