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Mandaluyong prepares to open city college 

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Mandaluyong City Mayor Ben Abalos led a productive meeting with esteemed representatives from renowned academic institutions to discuss potential collaboration between the city government and the private sector in preparation for the upcoming inauguration of Mandaluyong City College.

Among the distinguished attendees were Dr. Vicente Fabella from Jose Rizal University, Atty. Frederick Dedace from Arellano University, Fr. Onofre Inocencio Jr. from Don Bosco Technical College, and Mike Vergel De Dios from Our Lady of Guadalupe Colleges.

The meeting served as a platform to explore various areas of cooperation and establish partnerships between the city government and these esteemed academic institutions. The aim was to leverage the expertise and resources of the private sector to ensure the successful launch and operation of Mandaluyong City College.


Mayor Abalos expressed his gratitude to the esteemed guests for their presence and highlighted the significance of their collective expertise and experience in shaping the future of education in Mandaluyong. The collaboration between the city government and the academic institutions aims to provide quality and accessible higher education to the residents of Mandaluyong and neighboring communities.

During the meeting, ideas were exchanged, and potential areas of collaboration were discussed. These included curriculum development, faculty training, infrastructure support, internship programs, and student scholarships. The representatives from the academic institutions shared their insights and offered valuable suggestions on how their respective institutions could contribute to the growth and development of Mandaluyong City College.

Dr. Vicente Fabella emphasized the importance of aligning the college's curriculum with the needs of the local job market. He stressed the significance of equipping students with practical skills and competencies that will enhance their employability upon graduation.

Mayor Abalos expressed his gratitude to the esteemed guests for their valuable insights and expressed his excitement about the potential collaborations that could arise from this meeting. He reiterated his commitment to providing quality education and ensuring that Mandaluyong City College becomes a premier institution known for its academic excellence, relevance, and responsiveness to the needs of the community.


As the meeting concluded, the participants expressed their eagerness to continue the dialogue and work towards concrete partnerships in the near future. They recognized that by joining forces, the city government and academic institutions could create a transformative and empowering educational environment that would benefit the students and contribute to the overall development of Mandaluyong City.

Mandaluyong City is poised to witness significant advancements in higher education with the impending establishment of Mandaluyong City College. Through collaborative efforts and partnerships with esteemed academic institutions, the city is set to provide its residents with accessible and high-quality education, empowering them to thrive in their chosen fields and contribute to the growth and progress of Mandaluyong.

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