MABALACAT CITY -- A real estate company has donated one hectare of land for the construction of a satellite campus of the Mabalacat City College (MCC).
MABALACAT CITY -- A real estate company has donated one hectare of land for the construction of a satellite campus of the Mabalacat City College (MCC). Hausland Development Corporation (HLDC) made the donation on Monday at the Mabalacat City Hall. The deed of donation was signed by HLDC President Wilfredo Tan along with Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales and landowner, Dr. Rolando Buan. The donated land in Barangay Madapdap will be the site of MCC’s first satellite campus. Morales initiated the establishment of satellite campuses in a bid to provide education to local folks. Since the opening of
MCC in 2007, its students’ population has grown from 300 to 2,000 this year. “The satellite campus is a way to accommodate the growing number of students,” Morales said. The city government, with the help of the provincial government led by Governor Lilia Pineda, is set to allot at least P20 million for the construction of a school building there. In an earlier statement, Pineda vowed to provide needed resources like the salary of additional teachers and school facilities once satellite campuses open.
Aside from the one in Barangay Dapdap, Morales aims to establish another satellite campus in Barangay Dau. The deed of donation signing on Monday was witnessed by City Vice Mayor Christian Halili, MCC President Leonardo Canlas, Provincial Board Members Cherry Manalo and Cris Garbo and City Councilors Rox Pena, Amauri Tiglao and Eddie Sotto. –Charlene A. Cayabyab