Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel ‘Nene’ Aguilar yesterday vowed to continue to provide more scholarship grants to the less privileged but deserving students to meet the city’s goal of total literacy and livelihood through equal opportunity in education.
Aguilar reiterated his pledge after one of the graduates at the Dr. Filemon C. Aguilar Memorial College (DFCAMC of Las Piñas) ranked 10th in the Certified Public Accountancy (CPA)board examinations released last May 2011.
Acting DFCAM College President Atty. Zardi Abellera said, “The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) identified the new CPA as Dennis Cabunilas Magallanes with a rating of 89.86%.” The City-run College that offers free education garnered 70 percent passing rate, one of those with the highest in the country.
“I am glad that one of our graduates once again gave honor and pride to our city, having landed in the top 10 of the recent CPA board Exams. This only shows that our local college is very competitive to other colleges and universities in the country!” Mayor Aguilar said.
Aguilar added it is his commitment to ensure that every young Las Piñero would earn a college degree or diploma and that no one shall be deprived of an opportunity to free education.
The DFCAMC was established in 1998 and now offers courses in Accounting Technology and Accountancy.
The city likewise grants full collegiate scholarships to poor but deserving Las Piñas high school graduates who wish to finish a two-year course or want to continue towards a four-year college diploma.
Young and adult residents, however, who prefer not to avail of college education are enrolled and trained in any of the three-month vocational or technical courses at the Las Piñas City Manpower Training Center, but with option to enroll in other courses with diploma.
Meanwhile, Mayor Aguilar is set to honor the successful CPA board passers, led by Magallanes, in a ceremony to be held at the city hall on June 9, 2011. (END)