Students from the University of Baguio (UB) School of Criminal Justice and Public Safety participated in a national symposium held at El Celieto Inn, Baguio City on April 8.
Sixty-seven students from the University attended the event, which was organized by the University of the Philippines Diliman Biological Society. Lawyers, teachers including personnel of the Philippine National Police likewise joined the conference.
Atty. Jose Manuel Diokno,one of the Philippines’ foremost human rights lawyers, delivered a talk on the role of forensic science in strengthening the rule of law and human rights. Dr. Joseph Andrew Jimenez of theCommission on Human Rights also spoke on the role of forensic science in upholding human rights.
Meanwhile, Dr. Raquel del Rosario - Fortun,the first Filipino to be formally trained as a forensic pathologist,talked about disaster victim identification. UB’s Dr. Jaime Rodrigo Leal delivered his lecture “Forensic Science and the PNP Crime Laboratory: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab.”
Moreover,Dr. Maria Corazon De Ungria, who currently heads the DNA Analysis Laboratory of the Natural Sciences Research Institute at the University of the Philippines - Diliman, discussed theadvances in forensic DNA technology in the country.
An estimated 150 participants from across the nation gathered for the event. –Marish Leen Pagulayan and Quantum Khan Ekid
The participants during the event
Marish Leen Pagulayan and Quantum Khan Ekid are senior BS Forensic Science students of the University of Baguio.
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