Resorts World security to be sanctioned for lapses during deadly attack

UNTV News   •   June 9, 2017   •   4542

IMAGE_UNTV_NEWS_060817_ NC Lanting

MANILA — PNP- Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies (SOSIA) deputy chief PSSupt. Ildebrandi Usana said they already have identified the violations committed by NC Lanting Security Specialist, the security provider of Resorts World Manila, during the attack that happened on June 2.

The violations included trimming of personnel assigned on graveyard shifts, lack of emergency response team as well as command and control and crisis management teams.

These are clear violations of security guidelines and procedures.

“With the lapses may have committed by the agency concerned by this case the NC Lanting there might be probable cause that would lead to the sanction that will be imposed by SOSIA,” Usana said.

It will be known on Friday whether the security agency will face revocation of license or will just be asked to pay a/ P50-thousand fine.

PNP SOSIA will urge the Congress to amend the private security agency law in order to have authority to directly penalize erring security service providers.

The police unit also pushes for security codes and a centralized agency that will handle all security service providers in the country.

“Any private security should be under SOSIA. However, it is not covered by our mandate to handle hotel, mall and resort security management because the law says. Ra 5487 [was] enacted 1969,” Usana added.

Meanwhile, the PNP crime lab confirms that the charred body found inside the fifth floor of Maxim’s hotel was indeed that of Jessie Carlos.

“The DNA profile obtained form the muscle tissue on the unidentified male cadaver is consistent and come from offspring of Ferdinand and Theodora Carlos that’s the conclusion 99.99%,” Chief PCSupt. Aurelio Trampe of PNP Crime Laboratory said. – Grace Casin | UNTV News and Rescue

PNP-SOSIA warns mall owners requiring security guards to wear themed uniforms during ‘ber’-months

Maris Federez   •   August 29, 2019

Mall security guards in themed costumes

The Philippine National Police – Supervisory Office for Security & Investigation Agency (PNP-SOSIA) has issued a warning against mall-owners and managers who will require their security guards to wear themed uniforms during the “ber”-months.

PNP-SOSIA Assistant Chief Police Colonel Sydney Villaflor said security guards will not be able to perform their jobs well if they are wearing costumes.

The official added that this will put the security in establishments at risk.

“Yung pagsusuot ng iba’t ibang uniform ay posibleng samantalahin ng mga sindikato, ng iba’t ibang grupo na posibleng gumawa ng mga krimen sa loob ng mall at iba pang business establishments [Syndicates and other bad elements who would want to commit crimes inside the malls and other business establishments might take advantage of the varying uniforms of security guards],” Villaflor said.

The official also warned that security officers caught wearing themed costumes will be fined with P10,000 for the first offense. Their security agency will also be meted out with P10,000 fine.

The security agency will also be at risk of having their permit to operate canceled in case of repeated violations. (with details from Lea Ylagan) /mbmf

PNP recovers over 300 firearms from unauthorized security agencies

Marje Pelayo   •   May 8, 2019

PNP officials inspect over 300 firearms seized from unauthorized security agencies in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recovered a total of 331 firearms from security agencies in Metro Manila issued with Cease to Operate (CTO) order.

The PNP Civil Security Group-Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies (CSG-SOSIA) presented to media on Wednesday (May 8) 250 firearms from involved security agencies, while 81 were recovered during the conduct of post to post inspection in the duration of the election period from January 13 to present.

The firearms recovered include:

(55) 12 GA Shotgun

(39) 9mm pistol

(222) .38 caliber

(10) Super .38 caliber

(1) caliber 380

(2) CAL .32

(2) Mac Intretac

The security guards involved were also issued with violation ticket report.

The confiscation and issuance of VTR stemmed from the agencies’ lack of license to exercise the security profession of security guards.

The crackdown on unauthorized security agencies is in line with PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde’s directive to SOSIA to “revisit the hiring process of security guards and intensify the conduct of post to post inspection.”

This, after the arrest of an alleged Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member wanted for kidnapping and serious illegal detention who posed as security guard in Muntinlupa City.

Since the start of the election period, the PNP has recovered a total of 1,257 firearms from unauthorized security agencies that violated the CTO order and through the post to post inspections of police authorities across the country. – Marje Pelayo (with details from Rey Pelayo)

PNP hauls over 1,000 firearms from shuttered security agencies in Metro Manila

Marje Pelayo   •   January 21, 2019

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – About 1,000 assorted firearms were seized by the Philippine National Police Supervisory Office for Security and Investigative Agencies (PNP-SOSIA) from a total of 96 security agencies ordered closed across Metro Manila.

According to SOSIA director PCSupt. Noli Romana, some of the concerned agencies violated certain regulations while others were not able to renew their contracts.

“Within 60 days dapat naka-renew na sila ng kanilang expiring license to operate. Most of these security agencies ay hindi na sila nakapag renew for one year mahigit na,” Romana said.

The agencies also did not turn over their respective firearms that’s why the PNP needed to confiscate them.

“Our memo to them is to turn over dapat sa atin through the FEO storage. And since hindi nila ginagawa, we are forced now to implement our memorandum,” the official added.

Romana explained that the said agencies will go through administrative investigation to find out why they were unable to renew their respective permits which are now permanently revoked.

“We will just ban them from and terminate their licenses na hindi na sila makakapag-operate ng kanilang security business,” Romana noted.

Romana said there are still over 350 private security agencies that are facing closure in Metro Manila. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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