Some 99 members of the Manindigan Criminology Intern Class of 2011 received their badges of honor at the Social Hall of this university last October 16, 2010 as the College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE) observed the 14th Badge of Honor Ceremony.
The occasion was graced by the Chief of Directorial Staff of the Police Regional Office 9 (PRO-IX), PS/Supt. Ramon M. Otchotorena, the Guest Speaker; Dr. Felicitas F. Falcatan, the WMSU Vice President for Academic Affairs; PO3 Roy Malayo, the Criminology Intern Adviser; and Prof. Effrenddy M. Estipona, the CCJE Dean.
“It is a symbol of the legal authority”, Otchotorena said referring to the badge pinned at the uniforms of the interns.
Further he said, “…it is placed near our hearts…to serve and protect the people from whom we derive the power and authority…”
Finally he said that it is there to remind the police force, including the police interns, of the nitty-gritty of their job “To enforce the law of the land without fear or favor.”
Subsequently, there was recognition and pinning of insignia to Criminology Intern Officers of the Manindigan batch 2011.
The following are the officers of the Criminology Intern Association: Jen Ryan P. Alberto, Director; Deson M. Florentino, Deputy for Operation; Fe. E. Celestial, Deputy for Administration; Arthuro-Van C. Hassan, Chief for Planning; Marie B. Jalon, Chief for Records and Human Resources; Al-Gamar J. Abdul, Chief for Community Relations; and Abuhaier L. Tahir, Mateo A. Cabingan Jr., and Alnadzzar A. Aguil, the Sergeant-at-arms.
This ceremony was sponsored and organized by the third year BS Criminology students of this university.
The proud parents and guardians of the snappy criminology interns witnessed the said ceremony. (Almar E. Villanueva)