Kirk Balmonte’s Breath of Freedom


Congratulations to Kevin Balmonte of SLU for landing in the top five of the First Stranger Festival. This is the video he made. I like it. It’s simple and creative and brought the point across. It would have been more compelling though if he used younger looking kids.

Here’s the Inquirer report on Kevin: A 19-year-old senior of Saint Louis University landed in the top five of the First Stranger Festival in Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, a world video art event for children’s rights held July 3 to 5.

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March O8 Criminology Exam Results: UC/BCF Rules

Cordillera based schools particularly UC/BCF just keep on rolling when it comes to criminology licensure exams. Congratulations to our kailiyans who made it to the top ten as well as to those who passed. You can find the list of board passers here.

From GMA News:
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The University of the Cordilleras (UC) topped the nationwide criminology licensure examination this year, keeping to itself the top licensure spot for the past 23 years.

Data from the Professional Regulatory Commission released on Thursday shows that UC graduate Marlon Lagadan Caltino ranked first after garnering a rating of 89.35 percent in the exams.

Caltino led 927 successful candidates out of a total of 3,318 examinees nationwide – a measly national passing rate of 27.9 percent.

Caltino’s four other schoolmates also placed in the top ten of the March 2008 Criminologist Licensure Examinations. Out of the 82 examinees from UC, 75 passed representing a 91 percent performance rate.

Other UC graduates who share the limelight with Caltino are Jesson George Rafael Domogen, 3rd Place with 87.70% rating; Ronald Clemente Abuan, 7th Place with 86.20% rating; Denver Junior Santiago Agustin, 8th Place with 85.85% rating; and Faith Bomowey Bangcawayan, 9th Place with 85.65% rating.
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