Four UNAIDS Country Office staff, headed by the UCC, Dr Marlyn Borromeo, joined the First UN Field Security Training conducted by the UN-Security Team, the IOM Staff Security Unit and Specialists from the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) in Silang, Cavite last Friday Feb. 16 2007.
The entire training, which took one entire day, from 08:30am to 5pm, consisted of realistic - mostly outdoor - field scenarios. There were no theory involved and the participants trained together with PNP officers and cadets, the future PNP field commanders and eventually UN Peace Keepers. Very realistic role plays were played at at simulated checkpoints, traffic accidents, natural disasters, car jacking, and ambush scenarios. The trainors stressed the participants' negotiation skills, decision making and leadership, mission preparedness and common sense.