A retired Philippine Army general in Bohol has called on the Philippine National Police (PNP) to look into the operations of security agencies in the province which have been conducting business without licenses and other requirements to operate.
Retired Brigadier Gen. Joseph Sevilla, president of the Philippine Association of Detective and Protective Agency Operators, Inc. (PADPAO) Bohol, took a stand on the issue after a man was shot by an unlicensed security guard using an unregistered shotgun in Guindulman last week.
According to Sevilla, there are several security agencies in the province which have been operating illegally without permits and licenses.
Sevilla said that concerned government agencies particularly the PNP’s Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies should monitor and take further action against “fly-by-night” security agencies.
Authorities should make sure that agencies subject their security guards to adequate training, seminar and examination before they are deployed to a post.
Local government units, for their part, should also scrutinize the legitimacy of security agencies and the completeness of their requirements before issuing business permits, Sevilla added.
Last week, Jonathan Perocho, a security guard under the Tagbilaran City-based Arwana Security Agency, allegedly shot and injured a pump boy of a gas station in Guindulman where both of them worked.
A representative from the Arwana Security Agency admitted to police that both the security guard and the firearm he used were unlicensed.
The shooting incident allegedly erupted after the victim teased Perocho and farted in front of him. (AD)