The Tarlac State University is once again the country’s number one Criminology school!
According to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), TSU is number one in the list of top performing schools in the December 2018 Criminologist Licensure Examination.
TSU bested 575 other Criminology schools in the country when 56 of its 57 examinees passed the exam, posting a passing percentage of 98.25 percent.
TSU is followed by six other schools which had 50 or more examinees and a passing percentage of at least 80 percent: King’s College of the Philippines - Bambang (96.23 percent); Cavite State University (95.38 percent); University of the Cordilleras (95.24 percent); King’s College of the Philippines – Benguet (90.38 percent); Laguna State Polytechnic University – San Pablo (86.27 percent); and Data Center College of the Philippines – Laoag City (80.28 percent).
In 2012, TSU opened B.S. Criminology as a program under the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS), which was then (and still is) headed by Dr. Agnes M. Macaraeg. In 2014, Mr. Roel R. Alviar, a full-time lecturer in the college, was designated chairman of the Criminology Department.
In 2016, a graduate of the CASS Department of Criminology, Lian Carla C. Luzong, placed 6th in the Criminologist Licensure Exam. In November of that year, the Criminology program became independent from CASS when the TSU Board of Regents approved the establishment of the College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE).
In May 2017, Dr. Theodore M. Timpac, a faculty member of the erstwhile Criminology Department, was designated as Dean of CCJE.
Also in 2017, TSU, for the first time, became number one top performing school nationwide with a passing percentage of 98.21 percent in the Criminologist Licensure Exam that year. [OPAI]
It is an auspicious beginning, indeed, for the Tarlac State University as members of the editorial board of The Work, the university’s official student publication, bagged their first overall championship of the 18th Regional Higher Education Press Conference (RHEPC) held on January 9-11, 2019 at the TSU Lucinda Campus in Tarlac City.
Editor-in-chief Pauline Grace B. Manzano, a graduating student of the College of Engineering and Technology (CET), said that past participations by The Work in the regional competition yielded only runner-up awards.
Today’s win is “a memorable exit,” she said, explaining that majority of the editors, including her, will graduate this semester.
She expressed optimism that they will leave the publication with a legacy that will remain alive for many years.
She said she was proud of her fellow editors who sacrificed their academic works to prepare for the contests.
RHEPC is participated in by 20 public and private universities and colleges from all over Central Luzon and is a qualifying round for the Luzon-wide Higher Education Press Conference, slated to be held within the year.
In the group categories, The Work was adjudged “Overall Best Tabloid” after it won 1st places in the News Page, Development Communication Page, Feature and Literary Page and Page Design categories, and 4th place in Editorial and Opinion Page category and 6th place in the Sports Page category.
The Work magazine, Metanoia, was adjudged “Overall Best Magazine” after it placed 1st in News Page, Development Communication Page and Page Design categories; 2nd place in Editorial and Opinion Page and Cover Design categories; and 3rd place in Sports Page and Feature and Literary Page categories.
The TSU student publication also received the “Overall Newsletter” award by harvesting four 1st places in the News Page, Editorial and Opinion Page, Development Communication Page and Sports Page categories. It also received 2nd place and 4th place awards in Feature and Literary Page and Page Design categories, respectively.
The Work’s Literary Folio landed 6th Best Literary Folio overall.
In the individual categories, the results are as follows: Pauline Grace B. Manzano (1st place, Comic Strip Drawing Filipino, 1st place, Photojournalism English & 5th Individual Highest Pointer); Kenneth Leo V. Pamlas (2nd place, Literary Graphics Filipino, 2nd place, Editorial Cartooning Filipino & 7th Individual Highest Pointer); Joseph Carlo M. Pineda (2nd place, Layouting, 2nd place, Copyreading and Headline Writing Filipino & 7th Individual Highest Pointer); Gabriel Jan S. Inocencio (2nd place, Editorial Cartooning English, 4th place, Comic Strip Drawing English & 8th Individual Highest Pointer); Isaih Kyle C. Umipig (1st place, Development Communication Writing English); Nica Joy A. Calma (1st place, Photojournalism Filipino); Andrea Nicole B. Sapnu (1st place, Poetry Writing English); Lorddan U. Faller (1st place, News Writing Filipino); Crystal Gale O. Rosete (3rd place, Feature Writing Filipino & 1st runner-up, Ms. YJAR 2019); Eugene Quiazon (4th place, Development Communication Writing Filipino); Lander Victor G. Tejada (5th place, Sports Writing Filipino); Janelle Pamela R. David (7th place, Feature Writing English); Adam Albritch A. Labiano (10th Place, Poetry Writing Filipino); Jerico T. Manalo (10th place. News Writing English); and Jejomar B. Contawe (10th place, Opinion Writing English). [OPAI]