MANILA, Philippines — Within just 11 minutes, 58 people have died and more than 500 were injured in a mass shooting committed by a lone active shooter in a Las Vegas concert in the United States.
It is considered as the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
According to experts, active shooters can be considered psychopaths or people with violent social behavior.
“You will be surprised because they were able to create a certain behavior to hide the fact that they have a hidden plan to do something bad against some or to commit a crime,” said Dr. Camille Garcia, a psychologist.
Since it is difficult to determine when a psychopath will commit a crime, the Philippine National Police (PNP) releases some survival tips regarding the matter derived from the measures imposed by the U.S. police department.
If you find yourself in an area with an active shooter, remember these tips: run, hide and fight.
First, run away from the active shooter and look for a safe place. Evacuate yourself whether others agree to it or not.
Do not force to bring all of your things, and just run fast away from the shooting.
Help others to evacuate and prevent others from going near the area where the shooting is happening. Immediately call the police hotline 911.
If you cannot go out of a building or room, look for a safe hiding area.
Remain alert and secure the place you are in. Close the lights, lock the doors, and put your cellphone in a silent mode.
If there are no rooms or safe areas, hide behind huge objects to avoid getting hit by bullets, and remain silent.
If you or the lives of your companions are already at risk, defend yourselves.
Try to disarm the active shooter in any possible way you can.
“You should be aware of what is happening and you need to know what to do when such an incident happens,” said PCRG Acting Director PSSupt. Rhodel Sermonia.
The task of the first responders in such an incident is not to treat the injured, but to prevent the shooter from further shooting.
The PNP reiterated that when faced with an active shooter, remember to run, hide or fight. — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue
125,000 jobs available in nationwide job fairs on Independence Day — DOLE
Nearly 125,000 job openings await Filipinos in job fairs across the country on June 12 in celebration of the nation’s 120th Independence Day.
Over 60,000 jobs are being offered for local employment. Top job vacancies include production machine operators, construction workers, company drivers, service crews, customer service representatives, factory workers and sales agents.
There are 7,000 vacant positions for officers and enlisted personnel in the AFP, PNP, Philippine Navy and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.
Over 53,000 jobs overseas are open for service workers, nurses, engineers, labor workers, sales personnel, and carpenters.
Foreign countries with job openings include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Japan, Oman and New Zealand.
DOLE assured that all participating companies in the jobs and business fair will not offer contractual jobs in line with the government’s directive to regularize all workers and end illegal contractualization in the country.
“We saw to it that nothing like that is included. All these employers are legitimate,” said DOLE Undersecretary Jing Paras. – Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue
108 nabbed in simultaneous anti-criminality operations in Rizal
Officers of the Rizal Provincial Police Office, headed by Acting Provincial Director PSSupt. Lou Frias Evangelista (left), present suspects arrested in a series of anti-criminality operations (SACO) in Rizal Province.
The Philippine National Police have arrested over 108 suspects in a series of anti-criminality operations (SACO) in Rizal Province.
Alleged offenders were arrested for cases of frustrated murder, homicide, physical injury, robbery, theft and car napping.
Thirty-nine of the suspects are on the wanted list; six of whom are among PNP’s most wanted persons; and two were killed in Antipolo City.
PNP Rizal Acting Provincial Director PSSupt. Lou Frias Evangelista said, “Nung nakita po nila yung ating kapulisan na parating na ay pinutukan po sila. Syempre gumanti po yung ating kapulisan. At sa kasamaang palad ay naneutralize po nila yung dalawang tao na tungkol sa search warrant.”
(The suspects open fired when they saw the police approaching. The police retaliated of course and unfortunately killed two of the warrant’s subjects.)
Police confiscated from the arrested personalities seven loose firearms which include hand guns, shotguns and a hand grenade. They also found 237 sachets of suspected shabu and four sachets of suspected marijuana.
The Rizal Crime Laboratory Office is currently processing the evidence for presentation at the Rizal Prosecutors Office. — Jennica Cruz | UNTV News & Rescue
PNP revamps top officials; Eleazar is new NCRPO chief
Calabarzon Police Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar is the new chief of National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).
The Philippine National Police has implemented a major revamp of its top officials.
Calabarzon Police Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar will be replacing PDir. Camilo Cascolan as National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief.
PDir. Camilo Cascolan will be heading the Civil Security Group, replacing PDir Federico Larosa Dulay who will be transferred to the Office of the Chief PNP.
PRO Cordillera PCSupt Edward Carranza will be taking over the post of Eleazar in Calabarzon.
From NCRPO, PCSupt Rolando Nana will be replacing Carranza in PRO Cordillera, while PCSupt Rolando Anduyan of PRO ARMM is taking over Nana’s post at the NCRPO.
The revamp will take effect starting today, June 1, 2018. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue