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PCCR inks partnership with PDEA 

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Further establishing its reputation as the bastion of Criminal Justice Education, Philippine College of Criminology (PCCR) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). 

PCCF and PDEA heads during the MOA signing between the two institutions

The partnership aims to provide both institutions with mutual development and growth opportunities for their respective organizations, specifically in the areas of Internship, Student Career Placement and Experience, Curriculum Development, Research, Faculty Exchange and Development, and Scholarships and Discounts.

The landmark event was attended by PCCR President Ma. Angelica Lei Bautista, together with Executive Vice President Karim Bangcola, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Noel Sergio, PDEA was represented by Undersecretary and Director General Dr. Wilkins Villianueva, who is a PCCR alumnus, Ph.D. Crim. 2022, together with Assistant Secretary Director Diosdado Carreon, Chief of Staff Director Charlene Magdurulan. 

The mutually beneficial relationship aims to strengthen and improve the quality of Criminology Education in PCCR with On-the-job Training and Internship, Agency Visits to enhance student experience on the agency’s function in law enforcement, as well as Seminars and Training where students learn firsthand the proper administration of and policies against illegal drugs. PDEA personnel will also be invited as PCCR Guest Lecturers to further enhance student learning, together with Research Collaboration and Undertaking that will benefit both institutions.

PDEA Employees and their respective dependents will also be provided with education discounts and scholarships in PCCR, as part of this agreement. Dir. Gen. Villanueva himself was given a full scholarship for ten nominees from PDEA to complete their Bachelor’s Degree in PCCR.

The MOA between PCCR and PDEA is the first in a long line of partnership agreements with Law Enforcement Agencies to open the new academic year. 

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