From the Philippine News Agency (11): PNP: Security guards to be trained vs. terrorism
The Philippine National Police (PNP) will be training security guards in fighting terrorist groups.
Senior Supt. Jose Mario Espino, PNP-Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies (PNP-SOSIA) chief, on Tuesday said that they would also include counter-terrorism in the curriculum of the security guards.
As of now, Espino said the PNP included bomb identification in the curriculum of security guards because of bomb threats and the counter-terrorism curriculum will be added so that security guards would be able to help authorities in thwarting any attempts by the terrorist groups.
”Our training board has already convened and will include in their curriculum the anti-terrorism module,” Espino said.
”The profiling and malls are requiring additional training in their security personnel. They do not rely only on our basic training but they do this enhancement training. The guards are also trained on bomb threats and bomb identification parts,” he added.