"Today we will be issuing a directive requiring all the security guards in the malls to bear firearms," said Chief Superintendent Tomas Rentoy III, director of PNP-SOSIA.
"Second, guards posted in malls should undergo a specialized course on mall security."
On Wednesday the PNP-SOSIA
met with mall security agencies to craft ways to strengthen security policies and operations in commercial establishments.
One of the highlighted points in the meeting was that practically all security guards in malls are currently unarmed.
said many security agencies refuse to arm their guards inside
malls for fear of scaring off customers.
said these should actually make mall-goers feel safer.