May 19, 2021
Despite the current struggle in adjusting to the ‘now normal’ setup, the College of Criminal Justice Education and Forensics (CCJEF) of Holy Angel University pursues its eighth Program Advisory Council (PAC) on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Attendees of the said meeting included various law enforcement and government agencies such as the PNP, BJMP, PDEA, NICA, PPA, NAPOLCOM, ACTDO, PAGCOR and the PNP Crime Laboratory, as well as the CCJEF stakeholders such as alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and the reinforcement of the student leaders within the College.
To formally kick off the said meeting, Ms. Edna Marriza Santos, Assistant Academic Vice President, delivered her warm welcome to everyone who granted their presence in this collective approach of—as she stated, “improving our educational programs and offerings as well as services, so we are be able to produce the competent graduates and responsible citizens of our community.”
The PAC meeting, as emphasized by Dr. Niño M. Kabiling, CCJEF Dean, plays a crucial role in “guiding, strengthening, and improving” the existing programs of the College for both Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Bachelor of Forensic Science. He further emphasized that “The linkages with industry and employers is the key to the success of a higher education program in the 21st century”. This eighth PAC meeting featured the collective accomplishments and updates of the department in the First Semester of Academic Year 2020-2021, including, but not limited to, the international lecture series hosted by the college. Not to mention the Virtual Recognition, as well as the traditional Epaulette Ceremony utilizing the online platform as well.
In addition to these, the meeting also shed light to the upcoming activities of the college such as community extension services that will engage the latter to various sectors such as Children In Conflict with the Law (CICL) and Person Deprived with Liberty (PDL) through an evidence drug education symposium.
The meeting also paved way for discussions regarding the expected attributes to future Criminology and Forensic Science graduates, the upcoming On-The-Job trainings of senior students, as well as the current trends and innovations in compliance to the ‘new normal’ of various law enforcement or government agencies as part of the determination of the department to thoroughly plan and cultivate programs that will equip the students the right knowledge and skills in pertaining to their future professions. To which mentioned in this part the importance of leadership, discipline, healthy mind and body, prioritization of individual specializations, technical skills, and as a timely remark, technological skills in concurrence to the new normal setup.
With that, the meeting was formally ended by the CCJEF Program Coordinator, Mr. Anthony Jimenez, extending his deepest gratitude and appreciation to all the PAC members, as well as the people behind the success of the eighth advisory meeting despite the deprivation of actual, face-to-face meeting conferences.