13 October 2020, Quezon City, Philippines—The University of the Philippines (UP), through UP-CIFAL Philippines, UP College of Law, and UP Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga and Olongapo (UPDEPPO), signed a memorandum of agreement with the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Centre (CICC) to offer a certificate course on cybercrime investigation and governance.
The agreement will engender capacity building among government agencies including local government units and private groups on cybercrime security and investigation as well as the many facets of its governance.
UP, in collaboration with global and national experts, will develop a certificate course among leaders of the CICC and thereafter share the course at the basic level including community leaders.
The pilot course is expected to run by year-end.
Under its front running program on sustainable development goals (SDGs), UP-CIFAL Philippines will highlight SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) which covers the sustainability of institutions protecting the rule of law.
DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan II served as the special guest during the signing. CICC is a newly created unit under the DICT.
UP Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa and CICC Executive Director Cezar Mancao II signed the agreement, with UP-CIFAL Philippines Director and UPDEPPO Director Dr. Edna Co, DICT Undersecretary Mary Rose Magsaysay, and a representative from the UP College of Law as witnesses.