Mabalacat college shortlisted for international award for pandemic work
The Mabalacat City College (MCC) was the only education institution in the Philippines to be shortlisted in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia for its “outstanding institutional work amidst the pandemic.”
THE Chief Knowledge Officer Phil Baty said that from over 200 institutions, only 66 entries from 22 countries made it to the cut, according to a report of the Philippine Information Agency.
MCC President Michelle Aguilar-Ong said that to be included among outstanding educational institutions in Asia is “a manifestation of the city government’s dedication and success in providing the best quality of education to the Mabalaqueño youth,” the report added.
“We dedicate this victory to our city, especially to our enthusiastic students. This award is proof of the quality of education that we want to provide to the youth,” the college president said.
“To be shortlisted for this prestigious award is already an achievement. I would also like to pay tribute to our teaching and non-teaching staff who make up the MCC force,” Ong added.
Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo said the citation “also serves as a in public service and local governance.”
“It is really worthy when we see that our efforts to promote our local government programs are bearing fruit. MCC has not let us down because our own college is not only a model in Pampanga or the whole country but also in other parts of the world,” Garbo said.
MCC is vying for two awards under the categories Outstanding Support for Students Award and Technological/Digital Innovation of the Year.
The winners will be announced during THE Live Asia on December 14-15.
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