Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Symposium on Disaster Preparedness

by: Melvin R. Royo

Truth Verifier Systems, Inc. (TVSI) selected associates headed by its President Conrado G. Dumlao, attended the Symposium on Disaster Preparedness on September 24, 2011 at Valle Verde Country Club, Pasig City. Said symposium was sponsored and organized by the Rotary International District 3800 through its Committee Chairman Ernesto “Nesty” G. Carolina.

Discussed during this half-day symposium were Mobilizing Communities for Disaster Preparedness, which was facilitated by Dir. Susan M. Cruz from Office of the Civil Defense-NCR; Overview of Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction Program (NDRRMC), which was conducted by Usec. Benito T. Ramos, Administrator-OCD and Exec. Director-NDRRMC. Present also during the said occasion was the Rotary Club of Pasig President Aurelio “Rel” Gomez, who started the main event with his Welcome Remarks. Before the symposium finally adjourned the Keynote Speaker Cedric P. Daet imparted his expertise on Disaster Preparedness.

Meanwhile, Truth Verifier System (TVSI) was awarded by the Philippine National Police as Hall of Fame for being the most consistent recipient of Best Private Detective Agency award. It is the first ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company for lie detector testing, detective and investigative services, and training. It is also being recognized for its exemplary service, expertise, integrity and truthful reporting by numerous local associations making it known globally.

TVSI is located at Unit 254, 2/F Cityland Building, #128 Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City, with contact numbers 634-7571 & 634-7573, fax no. 634-7569, e-mail address and website

Detection and Investigation Workshop

by: Melvin R. Royo

The Association of Professional Detectives and Investigators (APDI), Inc. National Headquarters Mobile Training Unit, in coordination with APDI Cordillera Autonomous Region Chapter and Flex Impact Security and Training Services (FISTS), Inc. headed by the APDI Chairman for CAR Miller F. Peckley, conducted a one-day workshop entitled “Detection and Investigation Workshop” on October 1, 2011 at Gladiola Center, KM 5, La Trinidad, Benguet.
The said event was attended by more than 40 participants and guests from the security industry in Baguio City, Benguet and nearby provinces. Among the participants were security operators, managers, professionals and practitioners.
There were also participants from the academe, who also shared their ideas during the discussion. The participants enjoyed the workshop because they learned several techniques and skills on the field of security. They also experienced updates about the effective methods used in detection and in investigation.
The participants were fascinated with the topics discussed during the whole day event. They got ideas on how to detect and deter liars and cheaters with the topic entitled “Profiling Liars and Cheaters” presented by the President of Truth Verifier Systems, Inc. (TVSI) and the Captain of Professional Detectives Conrado G. Dumlao.
The occasion became more informative when the TVSI Chief of Detectives and Operations Manager Raul V. Domingo shared his expertise on investigation and detection with his topic entitled “Background/Credit Investigation and Surveillance/Undercover”.
The resounding discussion on "Physical Security" by speaker Renato DG. De Guzman, Special Services Department Head of Unilab (United Laboratories), as well boosted the interests of the participants.
The participants never got tired of embracing all the knowledge shared to them by the speakers. They seemed to have been jam-packed with the information but they still have the eagerness to listen and partake to the presentation of Carlito C. Galita, President and General Manager of Aquillans Security when he discussed the “Anatomy of Burglary”, in which the participants have truly grasped concepts on how to uncover burglars and how to prevent the occurrence of burglary within the workplace and residence.
At the end of the day, the participants rated the entire workshop either “Excellent” or “Very Good” with remarks of either “Highly Recommended” or “Recommended”.
Meanwhile, APDI provides numerous professional opportunities to members. The association helps continuously promote and maintain the highest professional ethics of detectives and investigators; adopts and preserves a spirit of cooperation and camaraderie; provides professional growth and development through seminars; offers nationwide networks; and arranges quarterly meetings for updates.

For membership, please contact the APDI National Secretary Melvin R. Royo at 635-5929 or 635-5985 or you may e-mail him at APDI. APDI Secretariat is located at Unit 254, 2/F Cityland Building, #128 Pioneer St., 1550 Mandaluyong City.