PADPAO recognizes DASIA as country’s outstanding private security agency

November 8, 2012 11:12 pm 

DAVAO CITY, Nov.8 -– The 40-year old Davao Security and Investigation Agency (DASIA) recently was adjudged as the Outstanding Private Security Agency of the Year 2012 by the Philippine Association of Detective and Protective Agency Operators Inc. (PADPAO).

According to PADPAO national president Ramon Bergado, DASIA bested more than 2,000 security agencies around the country. It was the first national award for DASIA, which has already won many times the Mindanao and regional awards.

Philippine National Police Chief (PNP) Nicanor Bartolome handed the plaque and commended the late DASIA founder Col. Emilio Escandor and his family for bagging the national title wherein Violeta Yap-Escandor, widow of the late founder, received the prestigious award together with her two sons Glenn and Gerome at the family-owned Royal Mandaya Hotel here.

“This prestigious national award will inspire DASIA more to give its services,” said Bartolome, who was also accompanied by retired police chief Edgardo Aglipay and PNP regional director Chief Supt. Jaime Morente.

Also awarded on the same night was the Security Agencies and Guards Supervision Section of Police Regional Office (SAGSS 11) as Regional Outstanding Security Agencies and Guards Unit (ROSGU) of the Year.

DASIA was established by Col. Escandor with the office housed in his family’s residence along San Pedro Street. With the big demand for security guards during the Martial Law regime, Col. Escandor founded other security agencies which included the Metroguard, Kadayawan and Action Security agencies.

“The DASIA Security Training Academy established by my father in 1986 is the first and only such training institution in Mindanao producing some of the finest security guards in the province. Vice-Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte was once a faculty member while he was still working as city prosecutor,” Escandor said.

DASIA now has different branches all over the country. (PNA)

LAM/LTREYES/LDP

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