Tuesday, June 19, 2012

DepEd Region III Director Visits Mabalacat College

DepEd Director, Dr. Isabelita M. Borres, with the MC Officials

The Region III Director of the Department of Education, Dr. Isabelita M. Borres, visited the College last June 19, 2012. She was welcomed by the President, Dr. Leonardo C. Canlas and other College officials. She came to see the facilities of the College upon the invitation of Mayor Marino P. Morales. She inspected the laboratories, library and important offices.

In the roundtable talks, Dr. Borres explained that she is interested to know more about local colleges because she was once assigned to the defunct Bureau of Higher Education of the Department of Education. She is pleased to know that Mabalacat College is manned by competent administrators and faculty. “All the good people are here,” she remarked.

The DepEd and MC are set to ink agreements on special programs for the free training of teachers to prepare them on the full implementation of K-12 program.

Monday, June 18, 2012

ALCUCOA Holds Accreditation Orientation Seminar at MC

ALCUCOA President Dr. Adelina S. Patriarca with MC Accreditation team.

Dr. Adelina S. Patriarca, President of the Association of Local Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (ALCUCOA), conducted an orientation seminar on accreditation at Mabalacat College last June 18, 2012. The seminar aimed to familiarize selected members of the Administration and Faculty to the rudiments of ALCUCOA accreditation. Mabalacat College aimed to be accredited with ALCUCOA in its bid to become a university in the next fifteen (15) years.

ALCUCOA evaluates an institution’s capabilities in ten (10) areas: Governance and Administration; Faculty; Curriculum and Instruction; Student Development and Services; Entrepreneurship and Employability; Community Extension Services; Research; Library; Laboratories and Physical Plant. Among others, the benefit of accreditation is the assurance of delivering quality education at par with other accredited local colleges in the Philippines. 

 Dr. Patriarca encouraged the College to start thinking about accreditation this early so that a culture of quality may be developed. She is very positive about Mabalacat College’s success in this endeavor. In another event, Dr. Leonardo C. Canlas, the College President, said that the College will apply for accreditation within the next five (5) years.