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CHED praises MCC, Mabalacat LGU

MABALACAT CITY – No less than Commission on Higher Education(CHED) Chairman J. Prospero “Popoy” De Vera expressed pride and elation on the latest recognition given to Mabalacat City College.

In his FB post, De Vera cited MCC officials led by Dr. Michelle Aguilar-Ong and Mabalacat City Mayor Cris Garbo for bringing local universities and colleges (LUC) to global recognition.

The MCC, on Monday night, captured the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia 2024 for Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year.

THE is considered as the “Oscars” for college or tertiary education. It bested other big universities that include Chiang Mai University, Christ University, James Cook University – Singapore, Lovely Professional University, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Marmara University and National University of Singapore.

“Look how far our LUCs have gone…with strategic and decisive presidential leadership & a supportive local government, we can win over older & more established universities.

Mabuhay MCC! CHED is happy to be part of this journey…” De Vera wrote in his post.

CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera (center) in a recent visit to MCC, with Mabalacat City Mayor Cris Garbo and Dr. Michelle Aguilar-Ong, MCC president

MCC is under the supervision of CHED. It is an enterprise of the Mabalacat City Government.

For his part, Garbo congratulated MCC in a separate FB post of the LGU

“I am immensely proud of Mabalacat City College for being shortlisted for this prestigious award. The innovative use of smart classrooms to support students just shows our administration’s commitment to high-quality education. Congratulations to MCC for this well-deserved recognition,” he said.