University of the Philippines Los Baños
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 14:23

Stat students hold learning event on security issues

In this year’s Estadistika, an annual learning event and academic competition, the UPLB Statistical Society focused on the goal of promoting rational judgement in law enforcement mainly among high school students.

With the theme "STATe of the nation: analyzing justice system and security issues through statistics," ESTADISTIKA 2018, which was held on Feb. 19, attracted high school students from different provinces and cities in the country.

This year’s keynote speaker was Police Senior Inspector Roselle P. Orate of the Los Baños Philippine National Police, who discussed the current condition of law enforcement in the country. In her presentation, she tackled the reality of the current justice system and the ratio of security personnel that is protecting the community to the population.

The message of Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. that was read during the opening program by Dr. Nancy A. Tandang, a faculty member of the Institute of Statistics, said that the event’s theme is timely. He noted that statistics gives a powerful lens through which citizens could learn more about the state of the nation, allows people to correlate issues and see the bigger picture of society.

In the academic competition, top prizes were bagged by the Philippine Science High School’s Team 1 for the quiz contest; Maria Nerissa Bernadeth Makalintal of De La Salle Lipa for the poster making contest; Charlotte Mei Quintana of San Mateo National High School for the photo contest; and Dalton Emanuel Mojica, also of De La Salle Lipa, for the essay writing contest.    

Other participating schools were the Angono National High School, Assumption College Antipolo, Colegio San Augustin Biñan, Canossa College, and the University of the Philippines Rural High School. (Kristine E. Araguas)