Ang Kalatas October 2018 Issue | Page 2

editorials JOSEPH ORBASE, editor on security and risk management AK NewsMagazine is published monthly and circulated in various parts of NSW. News articles, opinions, syndication and columnists do not necessarily reflect the views and opinion of the publisher and editors of AK NewsMag and are solely theirs. All editorial and advertising materials submitted by the advertisers are subject to the paper’s advertising and editorial standards and discretion. All rights reserved. PUBLISHER Kalatas Media MANAGING EDITOR Maria Phillips CONSULTING EDITOR Jaime K. Pimentel CORRESPONDENTS Alfredo Roces Violi Calvert Mitchell Badelles Michelle Baltazar Marco Selorio Marilie Bomediano Joseph Orbase COLUMNISTS Jim Paredes Jessie Icao Mychelle Cabacungan Hank Jongen Dom Mella Jerone Balagtas Fe Watmore ADVERTISING/CIRCULATION Marilie Bomediano ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Tess Ussia Editorial: [email protected] Advertising: [email protected] PO Box 18, Quakers Hill 2763 Phone: (02) 8834 7366 • Mobile: 0450 073 591 Connect with us: | +angkalatas | @angkalatas | Printed by: Spotpress Pty Ltd 24 Lilian Fowler Place, Marrickville NSW 2204 On the Grey Zone threat THE seminar on what we now call 'Grey Zone Threats' a.k.a. 'Hybrid Warfare Threats' held in Sydney on the 11th of September 2018, was very informative, timely, and invaluable. The knowledge imparted by the series of experts in the field was outstanding and is certainly an “eye-opener” to the participants. The welcome introduction here in Sydney was by Brigadier Charles New, director general Defense Force health reserve - Australian Defense Force. The logical sequence of topics that followed was characterised with helpful Powerpoint slides that reinforced the majority of the technical and theoretical knowledge of the speakers and with strong emphasis and congruencies on factual events on the world stage. The topics were: + Biodefense in the age of synthetic biology and precision gene editing. + Lawfare in the Grey Zone. + Civil-military Grey Zone threats in the era of “Novichok”. + The grey area of “bio-warfare and bio- terrorism”. + Information warfare and propaganda in the Grey Zone. + Use of genetics data in the Grey Zone. + Care or Not Care: Security in the Internet of Things (IOT). + The vulnerability of artificial intelligence to data manipulation. + Data Mining and Modeling as a tool for biosecurity. The “New Approaches to Grey Zone Threats” seminar did succinctly reinforce and heightened our awareness and knowledge on the subject matter. Radio Bandila program at Alive 90.5, Radio Rizal program at 100.9 2BACR, The Filipino-Australian online news magazine and Ang Kalatas newsmagazine are at a vantage point in which the team of writers and presenters are current in the prevalent geo-political warfare and hybridization of conflict. We would like to express our appreciation and thanks to Global Security Plus (Arizona State University, King’s College, UNSW Sydney) for organising this educational event. Indeed, our community benefits from this type of organisation that puts a premium on education and knowledge. A well informed community is a vigilant community. 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Email [email protected] or call 0450073591 for more information. 02 OCTOBER 2018 | AK NewsMagazine, Vol 9 No 1 How right policing works AUSTRALIAN policing is very much different from policing in Third World countries like the Philippines. However, speaking about statistics every authority on the matter is uniform in agreeing that statistics and police activities are closely related and do not actually paint the actual true picture of crime regardless of where it is. Crime statistics are just a record of police activities. In saying this, as an example, when Operation Tokhang in the Philippines was first started we heard that many drug addicts surrendered or “neutralised”, thereby saying that there was a decrease in the prevalence of drug- related crime. We all know that this is not a true picture of crime in the area. However, the one thing that is the proven saying that "prevention is always better than cure" is the same thing in crime - ‘pro-active policing works’. If people were aware of the likelihood of being detected and prosecuted, it acts as a deterrent to crime. The mere presence of a police officer can actually reduce crime. As an example, whenever there is a police car on the side of the road every motorist slows down. Pro-active policing can have a telling impact on the community. Trust and confidence on police presence place an important factor in the effectiveness of policing. In Australia, the police introduced Neighbourhood Watch and the notion of community-based policing. In the Philippines, we have the Barangay Tanod and now it is a requirement in the Philippines that the ‘barangay system’ is the first step in any court process. As Filipino Australians, we needed to be assured that we can trust our police. And I can say that we should trust and support them as they do a very hard and sometimes thankless job. For most Filipinos, having experienced policing coming from a Third World country, we still hold the preconcived idea that police are all the same corrupt and abusive officers of the law. Under the Duterte Administration, pro- active policing is now having an effect in the Philippines. We, especially Filipino Australians, are no longer worried about ‘tanim bala’ or ‘stambays sa kanto’. We know about ‘hulidap’, and unfortunately it still happens. The one thing that can assist in policing is the vigilance of the media. With a strong media, the community is empowered by being aware of what is right or wrong policing practice. In the Philippines, we also need P\proactive media reporting to prevent police abuses from the likes of ‘Tulfo Brothers’ and others that can have that deterrent effect. The press cannot report before the event, but by making the people aware of people’s rights the Philippines can have similar effects to Australian policing practices.