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Criminal Justice Students Get A Look At The New Realities In Safety and Security Management in Recent PASSMI Forum

The Philippine Alliance for Safety and Security, Inc. (PASSMI) held its  3rd Safety and Security Forum last September 15, 2022 at the Hotel Rembrandt, Tomas Morato Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City with the theme “The New Era of Safety and Security Management.”

The MLQU School of Criminal Justice sponsored ten forum delegates namely:

  • Mary Shaira De Guia-Baduya, Secretary of the School of Criminal Justice
  • Robert A. Yu, 4th year level SCJ Student
  • Nicole Ann G. Olarte, 4th year level SCJ Student
  • Vincent Gatchalian, 4th year level SCJ Student
  • Jose Gabriel A. Simpliciano, 2nd year level SCJ Student
  • Earl Joshua N. Nonay, 1st year level SCJ Student
  • Jamelynne A. Bernardino, 1st year level SCJ Student
  • Jennie Mae C. Omli, 1st year level SCJ Student
  • Russmin Eisma, 1st year level SCJ Student

It’s worth mentioning that Dean Rosauro Angelo (‘Roel’) J. Rodriguez of the MLQU School of Criminal Justice is one of PASSMI’s Board of Trustees.

The Forum delegates were welcomed by Captain Valentine T. Hizon, President of PASSM and Eros G. Zuniga, Chairman of PASSMI  delivered the opening remarks.

Keynoting the occasion, as the Guest of Honor, was PLTGEN Ricardo F. De Leon(Ret) Ph.D, Director General of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA )

It was an enlightening experience for the Criminal Justice students because the government leaders, industry experts and MLQU-SJC delegates were able to interact with them and give them knowledge and wisdom that they need as a support for their academic studies.

On the government side, Dr. Maria Diana B. Delfin of NICA spoke about “National Security Risk Identification of potential dangers”. She was followed by Mr. Cyril P. Cusi, of the National Security Council (NSC) who discussed the topic “Understanding Human Security in National Security discussions and its implications to the Safety and Security Industry”. Later, Undersecretary Datu Zamzamin Ampatuan of the Department of Agriculture talked about “Food Security: Risk and Responses to the Food Supply Chain”.

On the private sector side, Mr. Julius Badillo, Head Security, Supply Chain of 2GO Group expounded on the topic “Logistics and Supply Chain Security.” Mr. Martin Aguda of the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group  spoke about Crowd Security.

Forum Chairman Col. Romeo N. Bautista III served as the facilitator of the panel discussion and workshop on “Understanding and mastering our own Biological responses in an emergency crisis, high-tempo environment.”  Highlights of the discussions were summarized by Mr. Alfredo “Kokoy” Reonisto, Chairman and Lead Facilitator of Purposeful Stewardship Institute.

Dean Rodriguez  introduced and invited the School of Criminal Justice student delegates on stage and enjoined the participants to partner with Manuel L. Quezon University in its pursuit of higher learning, development and advancement. He also shared the vision of a World Class School of Criminal Justice emphasizing that partnership is one of the keys to realizing this vision.

Meanwhile Mr. Jaron E. Agustin, Head of Marketing introduced MLQU and its program offerings and services.

Over-all, it was a great experience for the MLQU School of Criminal Justice Staff and Student-delegates in terms of learning,  industry exposure, and networking.

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