So many security guards, yet…

By | October 19, 2007

I wish I could say something profound today, but an explosion in Makati’s Glorietta mall this afternoon killed eight people and injured 80 to 100 more (depending on where you get your news). The explosion was suspected to be caused by a bomb.

What puzzles me is that the malls (and most commercial buildings) in the Philippines have security guards stationed at all entry points, so the likelihood of someone smuggling explosive materials into these places should be quite low. Problem is, some of these guards, as far as I’ve observed, are simply going through the motion when it comes to screening people.

I guess putting so many security guards in so many places has actually achieved the opposite effect of lulling people into a false sense of security.

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