MABALACAT CITY – The Association of Local Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (ALCUCOA) has conferred the Level 2 and candidate status to the programs of Mabalacat City College (MCC) making it the first local government-run college in Central Luzon to attain such stature from the accrediting institution.

The accreditation was bestowed by no less than ALCUCOA President and Executive Director Dr. Raymundo P. Arcega during a ceremony held on January 26, 2022 at the MCC Cultural Hall.

A total of 8 programs: BSEd English, BSEd Filipino, BSEd Science, BSEd Mathematics, Bachelor of Elementary Education, BS Hospitality Management, BS Tourism Management, and BS Information Technology are now Level II accredited; and 3 programs: BS Biology, BS Customs Administration and BA History are now Candidate status.

Quality Assurance Director Mr. Michelangelo Cayanan delivered during the Statement of Purpose that the awarded accreditation statuses are a reflection of MCC’s commitment to continuous improvement.

He also stated that the MCC community sought accreditation to “immerse the accreditors in our stories because we wanted their guiding hands as we took steps in creating our school of tomorrow.”

Dr. Arcega said “Quality is more than a document. Quality is a way of life… Today is a celebration and I know how MCC worked hard for this. This could be done virtually but I wanted to make sure that you [MCC] receive the results of the accreditation.” He then presented and conferred the certificates granting all the accreditation levels applied for by the aforementioned programs.

The College President Dr. Michelle Aguilar-Ong accepted the awards and thanked the Mabalacat City Government led by Mayor Crisostomo Garbo, also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Mabalacat, and all local officials of Mabalacat for the unwavering support and trust to the MCC Management, and for giving its faculty and officials the liberty to be academicians.

Ong also extended her gratitude to the MCC students for always carrying the dream of a Filipino student and being the inspiration for all MCC’s achievements and innovations. She also congratulated the entire MCC community for their hard work, commitment, and support to the mission and vision of the institution. In the end, she accepted the challenge of Dr. Arcega to be one of the very few LUCs accredited for Level 3 in the whole country and stated, “we just might be part of the Top 5. By accepting this certificate means only one thing, are U ready? And yesterday we trended with the “Are U Ready” post because I know that U are.”

The event also featured some of the highlights during the actual accreditation last November 17 to 19, 2021. Here is the link to the audiovisual presentation:…/1SizDdgqgmaLhRLZ6PVF…/view…

MCC, being the first LUC in the whole region to have been granted Level II status for several of its programs, is now ready to take the next step to better serve its community. With a Level II feather on its cap, MCC is definitely ready to be U. Mabalacat, ARE U READY?

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