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Criminology department marks internship completion with culmination day

Literal sweat and tears flooded the Davao de Oro State College grounds as the 163-strong Bachelor of Science in Criminology interns take part in the Culmination Day celebration today.

Watched on by their families and loved ones, the graduating interns dubbed as the ‘Batch Singbagsik’ received their certificates of completion after months of rigorous internship.

Themed “Self-discipline: Cultivating Inner Strength, Achieving Excellence,” the ceremony marked the conclusion of their 25-day, 280-hour internship program where they gained valuable experience at various agencies across the province.


PCOL Benedicto Faco, the provincial director of the Davao de Oro Police Provincial Office, served as the guest speaker and lauded the interns for their grit. He also challenged them to uphold the ideals of the modern police force as they embark on their careers.

Aside from PCOL Faco, other bigwigs who attended the event include PCPT Jimuel Acia, Deputy Chief of Police of Compostela Police Station; JCINSP Jerry Grace Danao, Warden of Montevista District Jail, represented by JO1 Jethro Sodusta; PLTCOL Gomersendo Diwata II, Chief of Police of Compostela Police Station, represented by PLT Norberto Del Campo, DCOP; PMAJ Norman Yparraguirre, Chief of Police of Nabunturan Police Station; PMAJ Gerald Borja, Chief of Police of Montevista Police Station, represented by PEMs Raul Unajan; and SFO3 Danny Mar Oquias, caretaker of Compostela Fire Station.

Meanwhile, DDOSC College President Dr. Christie Jean Villanueva-Ganiera congratulated the newest batch of future licensed criminologists. In her inspirational message, she emphasized the importance of carrying forward the College’s core values as they transition into the professional world.

Joining Dr. Ganiera were other DDOSC officials, namely Dr. Gloryjean Altamera, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Mark Laurente, Director for Academic Division; Ms. Maida Mae Calpo, Dean of Criminology Department; and Mr. Diosdado Cruz, Jr., Associate Dean of the Criminology Department.