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Rappler's latest stories on Safeguard


Greenhills hostages freed

Mar 02, 2020 - 8:16 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Earlier, the superiors of hostage taker Alchie Paray – a security guard fired for being absent without leave – apologized and offered to resign in a bid to end the crisis

FREED. Hostages walk in a line after being released from inside a mall in Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila on March 2, 2020. AFP photo

Greenhills hostage taker's bosses apologize, resign in bid to end crisis

Mar 02, 2020 - 6:39 PM

(4th UPDATE) The hostage taker has been identified as Alchie Paray, a 40-year-old guard who was fired after apparently going on absence without leave for weeks

APOLOGY. Security officers of the Greenhills Shopping Center and the Safeguard Armor Security Corporation apologize during a video call to the hostage taker on March 2, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Greenhills hostage taker demands to talk to fellow guards, media

Mar 02, 2020 - 2:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The hostage taker, a former guard of V-Mall, was fired after going on absence without leave for weeks

EVACUATION. Policemen evacuate shoppers and vendors from V-Mall in Greenhills, San Juan, after a former guard hold dozens hostage in the administration office late morning of March 2, 2020. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Dozens held hostage at Greenhills mall, ex-guard armed with gun, grenades

Mar 02, 2020 - 1:07 PM

(8th UPDATE) The suspect is a former security guard provided by the Safeguard Armor Security Corporation or SASCOR

LOCKDOWN. Vira Mall in Greenhills, San Juan, has been locked down as an armed former security guard hold hostage about 30 persons, mostly vendors, on March 2, 2020. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

30 aspiring medical technologists receive full scholarships from Safeguard and PAMET

Jan 31, 2020 - 4:16 PM

Since 1989, their partnership has granted a total of 379 scholarships and has produced 267 medical technology graduates

ASPIRING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGISTS. Nicole Ty poses with her co-scholars during the awarding ceremony held at Manila Peninsula Hotel. Photo by Nicole Ty

The practice of kamayan and how it fosters Pinoy pride

Dec 11, 2018 - 10:36 AM

It’s a special tradition — but are you one of the 10% of Filipinos don't wash their hands before eating?

Safeguard #GoKamayanTayo

Dec 08, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Doesn't food just taste better when it's shared? Make this year's Christmas all about sharing your blessings and join Safeguard's #GoKamayanTayo challenge!

Join the #GoKamayanTayo challenge this Christmas!

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:27 PM

Share the holiday goodwill by inviting your friends and family as well

UP's first Aeta graduate stars in Safeguard campaign

Jun 19, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Norman King is reportedly the first in his tribe to get a degree from the state-run University of the Philippines

What's 'HANGINfection' and how can you protect yourself?

May 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Germs lurk on dirty surfaces, but they’re also in the air you breathe

Tick off these items on your personal hygiene checklist

Jan 30, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Finding it difficult to follow through with your New Year’s resolutions? Start with these simple but important habits

A healthy habit for a happy Christmas

Oct 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM

There’s a simple way to prevent germs from spreading to your loved ones this holiday season

Your child’s threatening and invisible playmates

Mar 23, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Harmful germs lurk even in places you wouldn’t expect

Bebas bea safeguard 23%, ekspor baja ke Vietnam terbuka lebar

Aug 24, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Ekspor produk baja Indonesia ke Vietnam meningkat pesat sejak tahun 2015

#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 31

Aug 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM

#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 18

Jul 29, 2016 - 5:00 AM

New champs crowned at 2015 Safeguard for Men 5i50 Triathlon in Panglao

Nov 08, 2015 - 9:58 PM

Australia s Sam Betten and Dimity Lee Duke crossed the finish line ahead of their foes to become the new champions in the pros category

Sam Betten overcame the heat in Panglao to win his second consecutive race of the season. Photo by Maria Schatze/Rappler

Triathletes will push themselves to the limit in Panglao

Nov 08, 2015 - 5:43 AM

With last year s Safeguard for Men 5i50 Triathlon pros champions not around to defend their titles new champions in the men s and women s divisions will be crowned

SAFEGUARD. Many of the top triathloners in this event are from Australia. Photo by Maria Schatze

Nescafé still PH's most chosen brand

Jun 27, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Check here the list of 10 fastest moving consumer goods brands in the Philippines

FAST MOVING. Ready-to-eat and -drink Great Taste, Nescafe and Lucky Me are among the top 10 brands Filipino consumers patronized last year. Cup of coffee and noodles photos from Shutterstock

Customs files charges vs 2 steel importers, customs brokers

Apr 14, 2014 - 6:02 PM

Customs Commissioner John Sevilla says the two firms did not only attempt to defraud the government of revenues they also endangered lives with their substandard steel imports

SMUGGLED. Bureau of Customs deputy commissioner Ariel Nepomuceno inspects one of the 26 container vans containing misdeclared steel products apprehended at the Manila port. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Taiwan independence group topples Sun Yat-sen statue

Feb 23, 2014 - 6:50 PM

The event illustrates how hostility towards Beijing still runs deep within some Taiwanese circles despite years of improving ties between the two former foes

DESTROYED. This handout photo taken and received by the Alliance of Referendum for Taiwan (ART) on February 22, 2014 shows ART chairman Tsai Ding-gui, standing behind a bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen that was pulled down by dozens of activists at a park in Tainan, southern Taiwan. Photo from Agence France-Presse

Why join a triathlon?

Oct 10, 2013 - 3:19 PM

One sport is hard enough — but 3? For the athlete bored of the usual pavement or laps a triathlon may just be what you need

WHY A TRIATHLON? For those looking for a new challenge and are bored of running, cycling or swimming, a triathlon may just be the thing you need. Photo from Safeguard

10 brands Filipinos buy the most

May 03, 2013 - 3:41 PM

Lucky Me Silver Swan and Oishi are the only locally owned brands in the Philippine poll of top brands indicating a growing preference for global brands

#MoveCavite: Safeguarding the People's Vote

Feb 27, 2013 - 9:43 PM

Rappler s MovePH brings its chat series to Silang Cavite


9 products Filipinos can't live without

Feb 21, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Bath soap tops the must have list of those in Metro Manila detergent for those in other parts of Luzon and toothpaste in Visayas and Mindanao

Grocery cart image via Shutterstock.

How to avoid online child sexual abuse

Feb 16, 2013 - 9:48 AM

The Internet has facilitated new methods of non contact sexual abuse of children