Bong Go hails new law enhancing private security services

Sen. Bong Go commended the recent enactment of the Private Security Services Industry Act of 2022, which is expected to strengthen the regulation of the private security services industry in the country.

Go is a co-sponsor of the measure, which became Republic Act No. 11917 on 30 July.

The law streamlines the process of applying for a security personnel job.

It also aims to improve the skills of Filipino security guards by providing training and education programs, including basic security guard courses, specialized security guard courses, security officers training, detective training, and candidate protection agent courses.

“Alam naman po natin kung gaano kahalaga ang ginagampanan ng mga security guards bilang frontliners. Katulad po ng mga pulis at militar, malaki rin po ang kanilang kontribusyon sa peace and order kahit na po sa maliliit na komunidad,” said Go.

The law mandates all private security agencies (PSA) to be 100 percent owned and controlled by a Filipino citizen.

PSAs shall also have a maximum of 2,000 security personnel.

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