The Class Kabadangan with Dr. Rommel Manwong, academic director of the Special Operations Training Institute;
Dr. Charesma Lud-ayen, UB SCJPS dean, EORA Jennifer Mejia, and Dr. Filibert Tad-awan, UB SCJPS Criminology program chair
The Criminology Class Kabadangan and Forensic Science Class Inquisitor interns of the University of Baguio (UB) School of Criminal Justice and Public Safety completed the 56-hour training with the Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance Agent (EORA) Class 42-2019 Ligtas Lipi held on July 27 -31 by the Special Operations Training Institute.
The interns also underwent a cross-training on counter-hybrid threats and terrorism consequence management.
The training participants were taught the following: global terrorism; legal aspects of terrorism; current trends on bombing incidents; terrorist profiling and adversary modus operandi; explosive ordnance disposal and EORA missions; ammunitions and explosives; blast mitigation and aspects of security; integrated security systems; bomb threat awareness/counter-improvised explosive device; first responders and first aid; crisis management planning; critical situational awareness; terrorism intelligence; bombing investigation and analysis; security survey and inspection; bomb search, detection, and identification procedures; weapons of mass destruction; and bomb incident case analysis.
The training graduates are entitled to all rights and privileges of an EORA and are granted the authority to wear the EORA pin, pitch and badge. They are now official members of the Applied Criminology Association of Agents, Bomb Technicians and Investigators – Philippines.
The UB interns were among the over 100 graduates who marched during the graduation ceremony held at the UB Centennial Hall last July 31. – Andrea Plete, Erickson Cimatu, Carmela Aping and Cinder Kisofen