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Provision of Protection Agents Providing VIP Security Services to Private Individuals

This pertains to the forthcoming election period which will start on January 9, 2021 and will last till June 8, 2022, which its pinnacle is the May 9, 2022 election day itself. During this period, it is assumed that all government law enforcers (policemen, soldiers, etc) providing Personal Security Protection/VIP Services or in colloquial terms "bodyguard" services will be RECALLED and PULLED-OUT from their respective protectess (VIPs) irregardless whether they are politicians, businessmen, etc.

COMELEC Resolution No. 10728 

This pertains to a COMELEC resolution enumerating the rules and regulations on the ban, bearing, carrying, and transportation of firearms has been released by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), which will take effect during the election period.

COMELEC Resolution No. 10728, the election period will be from Jan. 9, 2022 to June 8, 2022. It also covers the prohibition against availment or engagement of the services of security personnel or bodyguards. The resolution will be enforcing Sections 32 and 33 of Republic Act No. 7166. 

Under the general provisions, it is stated that “No person shall bear, carry or transport firearms or deadly weapons outside his/ her residence or place of business, and in all public places, including any building, street, park, and in private vehicles or public conveyances, even if he/she is licensed or authorized to possess or to carry the same, unless authorized by the Commission, through the Committee on the Ban on Firearms and Security Concerns (CBFSC), in accordance with the provisions of this Resolution.”

It is also stated that “No person shall employ, avail him/herself or engage the services of security personnel or bodyguards, whether or not such security personnel or bodyguards are regular members or officers of the PNP, AFP, other law enforcement agencies of the government or from a private security service provider, unless authorized by the Commission, through the CBFSC or the RJSCC in case of a TA-SD, in accordance with the provisions of this Resolution.”

 

MEMORANDUM ADVISORY

SECURITY GUARDS BEING UTILIZED AS SAFETY OFFICERS AND BEING GIVEN OTHER UNPRESCRIBED TASKS

 This pertains to the practice of various owners/managers of establishments of utilizing the security guards employed within their respective establishments other than their prescribed functions (e.g. bus boys, waiters, janitors, parking attendants, messengers, etc.). At the onset of COVID19, establishments particularly malls  are using private security personnel as Safety Health Officers, who are even wearing "Safety Protocol Officer" vests which strictly violates Section 3(d) of RA5487 "Watchman or Security Guard, Watchman or Security Guard Agency. Any person who offers or renders personal service to watch or secure either residential or business establishment, or both, or any building, compound, or area including but not limited to logging concessions agricultural, mining or pasture lands for hire or compensation, or as an employee thereof...".

ADVISORY! SPTTC INTEGRATION AS A PRE-REQUISITE TO ACCREDITATION AND LICENSING

  This pertains to the processing of accreditation and licensing as Private Security Training Instructor, Training Officer, Training Director, and Consultant.

  All applicants for accreditation and licensing as private security training personnel and/or consultant shall secure a certificate of completion of SPTTC or other equivalent training to be included in their respective application.