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OSETC Rep Attends Two-Day Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) Uk Protect and Prepare Workshop for Terrorism Preparedness and Protective Security

 

Date: June 28, 2017

Posted by: aadeLeon

 

The Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime (OSETC) attended a two-day Workshop on Terrorism Preparedness and Protective Security held at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City on June 21-22, 2017.

 

The workshop was hosted by the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) and was funded by the UK Government. It was chaired by Chief Inspector Mark Scoular, Head International Protect and Prepare program. 

 

 

The workshop focuses on two of four pillars in the UK’s Counter Terrorism Strategy: Prepare and Protect. Recent terrorist attacks happening in different parts of the world calls for such awareness. Experts from the UK Government’s Overseas Protect and Prepare team will impart their much needed knowledge, trainings and experience.


It was attended by representatives from different law enforcement agencies as well as private sectors namely: 1. Bureau of Customs (BOC); 2. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); 3. Philippine National Police (PNP); 4. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); 5. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI); 6. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA); 7. Philippine Center on Transnational Crime (PCTC); 8. Presidential Anti Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC); 9. Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and 9. Office of the President - Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime (OP-OSETC) as represented by Mr. Angelo de Leon.

 

The workshop focuses on two of four pillars in the UK’s Counter Terrorism Strategy: Prepare and Protect. Recent terrorist attacks happening in different parts of the world calls for such awareness. Experts from the UK Government’s Overseas Protect and Prepare team will impart their much needed knowledge, trainings and experience.

Series of group exercises were conducted, the purpose of which was collecting information, best practices from different law enforcement agencies as well as identifying its strengths and weaknesses.

        

Dave Bull QAM of the National Ambulance Resilience Unit presented very important video clip which informs audiences of what to do and how to react during a sudden terrorist attack. It advises that If you can, run then find a good place to hide, after you secured a safe hiding spot then it is the best time to call the police or an emergency hotline number and tell them what is happening.

 

ASEC Reynaldo Ching of the Department of Tourism graced the event. He expressed his gratitude to the UK Government for hosting the workshop. He later stressed that tourism spots are the most vulnerable to attacks that is why having a workshop like the one being presently conducted is very crucial since tourism is one of the basic rights of human life. He ended with the quote “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

 

  

Overall the workshop was a successful one, the bottom line is terrorism has no color, no race, no religion and knows no boundaries, preparedness is always vital.