Statement of Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II on the signing of Memorandum of Agreement for cybercrime training with the National University

19 February 2018

This pioneering partnership between your DOJ and the National University will surely enhance our capability to battle all forms of cybercrime in the future.

The students of today will be our cyber warriors of tomorrow.

Let us continue investing in our youth!

                                                                  - Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II

Consistent with the Department of Justice's (DOJ) strong commitment to be faithful to its mandate to uphold the rule of law, and in the face of the growing global menace that is cybercrime, the DOJ has renewed its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the National University yesterday.

The MOA provides for an institutionalized capacity building and sharing of resources on Digital Forensics.  It was signed by Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II and National University President Teodoro J. Ocampo.

“The MOA is a milestone in our country’s fight against cybercrimes. This is a fight that we cannot do alone. We need the help of each and everyone. We wholeheartedly welcome National University’s valued assistance in this fight,” Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said before signing the MOA.

Under the agreement, the DOJ-Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC) will provide lectures and/or resource speakers for the 'Digital Forensics and the Law’ course of National University

The DOJ will also offer on-the-job training for selected students to equip them with necessary skills and knowledge on cybercrimes.

For its part, the National University will allow the DOJ to use the university's digital forensic laboratories for cybercrime-related activities and access student research materials.

There will also be a 20 percent discount in tuition for all DOJ employees and their dependents who will enroll in the course.

The MOA signing was witnessed by Rosario E. Manuel, NU Dean of College of Computer Studies and Jed Sherwin Uy, OIC-Director of DOJ-OOC.

The MOA is part of the DOJ-OOC's advocacy to empower the youth in addressing the challenges presented by cybercrimes to the so-called “gadget generation”.

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