By: Danelle Aira P. Solsona
In an extraordinary display of unity and collaboration, President Ma. Angelica Lei Bautista, accompanied by Executive Vice President Karim Bangcola, Assistant Vice President for Student Experience Eduard Solomon, Dean of the Graduate School Jezreel Vicente, Dean of the College of Criminal Justice Gaypelyn Casiw, Linkages and Partnership Officer Christian B. Patron, paid a courtesy visit to Police General Benjamin C. Acorda Jr. at Camp Rafael T. Crame on 05 September 2023. The visit to establish a mutually beneficial partnership between PCCR and PNP that would encompass curriculum development, values formation, scholarships, and financial literacy.
Fostering a Stronger Educational System
President Lei and the PCCR team recognize the vital role that education plays in shaping the future of the nation. The Philippine College of Criminology, the pioneer educational institution in Criminology, has consistently strived to provide quality education that equips students with the skills and values necessary for a successful and meaningful career in criminal justice and law enforcement.
The PNP, led by PGen Acorda, shares a similar vision of promoting excellence and integrity in the ranks of law enforcement. By joining forces, these two entities can create a powerful synergy that will benefit not only their respective organizations but also the community at large.
One of the key aspects of this partnership is curriculum development. PCCR and PNP aim to work closely to align educational programs with the evolving needs of the law enforcement sector. This collaboration will ensure that PCCR’s academic offerings are not only academically rigorous but also practical and relevant to the demands of the real world.
Integrity and ethics are core principles that both PCCR and PNP hold dear. By collaborating on values formation initiatives, they can instill a strong sense of duty, honor, and integrity among students and law enforcement personnel alike. These shared values will contribute to a safer and more ethical society.
Education should be accessible to all, and this partnership aims to make it a reality. Through scholarships and financial aid programs, PCCR and PNP intend to provide opportunities for deserving students who aspire to join the ranks of the police force. This not only supports the development of future leaders but also enhances diversity within the PNP.
Financial literacy is a crucial life skill that everyone should possess. PCCR and PNP are committed to equipping students and law enforcement personnel with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed financial decisions. This will not only improve the financial well-being of individuals but also promote financial stability within the community.
In conclusion, the visit of President Lei and her dedicated team to Camp Crame to meet with PGen and the PNP leadership marks the beginning of a promising partnership. By working together to enhance curriculum, values formation, scholarships, and financial literacy, PCCR and PNP are taking significant steps towards building a brighter future for both their institutions and the nation.
As this partnership evolves, we can look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on education and law enforcement in the Philippines. Through collaboration and shared values, PCCR and PNP are setting a powerful example of how unity and dedication can bring about lasting change and progress.