In order to recognize the country's criminology profession, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. declared November 3 to 9 of every year as "Philippine Criminology Profession Week."
Proclamation No. 397 was signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin to highlight the contribution of the criminology profession in maintaining peace and order as well as the national security.
“It is imperative to recognize the role of the criminology profession in the maintenance of national security, and to honor Filipino Criminologists who have remained committed to the exercise of their profession while contributing immensely to the development of our nation, especially in the sectors of public safety and peace and order,” the proclamation read.
The Professional Regulatory Board of Criminology, under the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC), is designated to lead the observance of the Philippine Criminology Profession Week.
The said office was tasked to identify the programs, project and activities for the yearly celebration.
Meanwhile, all national government agencies and instrumentalities are encouraged to actively participate and support the effective implementation of Proclamation No. 397. — Anna Felicia Bajo/RSJ, GMA Integrated News