By R.G. Loberternos
Once again, Holy Name University produced another mark of trailblazing excellence as Holynamians posted the highest passing percentage in the just-concluded 2017 Licensure Examination for Criminologists held last June 11-13, 2017 in Cebu City.
A total of 24 first takers out of 32 examinees passed the recent Board Examination or a 71.88 percent passing percentage as against the national passing rate of 24.99 percent.
Five of its retakers out of 21 examinees likewise, successfully made it, thus, posting an overall total of 28 Board Passers from HNU’s Criminology Department.
It can be recalled that Criminologist Rowena Dorupan of Maribojoc, Bohol who is now a Police Officer assigned in the PNP-7 Regional Command in Cebu City, placed 5th in the 2012 Licensure Examination for Criminologists, a testament of HNU’s continuing tradition in producing topnotchers here in Bohol.
The new batch of Criminologists are: Anota, Alberto A. of Loay, Bohol; Aparece, Jay-Ar V. (Aparici, Johnrey V.) of Inabanga, Bohol; Bantol, Ana Marish S. of Tagbilaran City; Beltran, Ferlene A. of Baclayon, Bohol; Bumaat, Jonas B. of Tagbilaran City; Butron, Iam James of Pilar, Bohol; Caitom, Elenita S. of Valencia, Bohol; Calamba, Francis Daryl of Tagbilaran City; Caralos, Concordio Jr. C. of Tagbilaran City; Fernandez, Jesson R. of San Miguel, Bohol; Gamil, Gary Howell G. of Lila, Bohol; Garay, John Fel R. of Loon, Bohol; Garcia, Jenny Claire A. of Loon, Bohol; Gordoncillo, Jan Kamille S. of Bilar, Bohol; Libot, Glenn Mark S. of Dagohoy, Bohol; Lomarda, John Carl P. of Loay , Bohol; Luzano, Randeil M. of Carmen, Bohol; Margatinez, Argil D. of Guindulman, Bohol; Namoc, Jayson of Valencia, Bohol; Ocon, Mario T. of Cortes, Bohol; Pacapac, Carol L. of Carmen, Bohol; Paglinawan, Jay of Tagbilaran City; Pelino, Noli J. of Pilar, Bohol; Ramos, Zach F. of Panglao, Bohol; Reformina, Arnel of Catigbian, Bohol; Salingay, Maria Glady G. of Dagohoy, Bohol; Tejada, Mara Jane T. of Carmen, Bohol and Tuting, Edwilson of Dauis, Bohol.
In the same vein, three of its graduates have not taken the Board Examination due to personal reasons while one of them Christian Albert Blase opted to train in the Philippine National Police (PNPA) where he will enjoy full academic scholarship and allowances from the government.
The HNU Criminology Department is under the umbrella of the College ofArts and Sciences under the baton of Dean Fr. Teodoro P. Gapuz, SVD with Prof. Regino G. Loberternos as the current OIC Chairman of the Criminal Justice Education Department and a member of the faculty. Other faculty members include Dr. Porferia C. Lao, Prof. Divina G. Torralba and newly-hired instructor, SPO2 Florentino B. Diola, a retired Police and formerly a part-time Instructor of Mater Dei College in Tubigon and formerly connected with the Crime Laboratory of the Bohol Provincial Police Office at CampDagohoy this city. Former HNU Criminology Instructor, SPO1 Jes Martinez took a leave of absence for schooling in CebuCity.
More than 20,000 examinees nationwide took the 2017 Licensure Examination for Criminologists, and approximately more than 5,000successful Board Passers made it to the list of successful Criminologists.