CHED cites 4 local colleges in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Commission on Higher Education (CHED) cited four colleges in Pampanga as Gawad Parangal awardees. 

CHED Regional Director Maria Teresita Semana said the award is given to local universities and colleges (LUCs) which are compliant both with the requirement of the institutional recognition by virtue of commission en banc Resolution No. 623-2017 and certificate of program compliance for all program offerings as certified by CHED Regional Office III.

“As a recipient of the Gawad Parangal, a LUC will receive a trophy and a Certificate of Eligibility which qualifies the educational institution to avail of the benefits stipulated under the provision of Republic Act 10931 or Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act,” Semana said. 

In Pampanga, the recipients include City College of Angeles, Mabalacat City College, Guagua Community College and City College of San Fernando (CCSF).

In behalf of the awardees, CCSF Associate Professor Gloria Victoria Bañas underscored the impact of the award especially amidst the challenges the higher education system is facing during this health crisis. 

“Indeed, this award is highly motivating, inspiring, and a reassuring hug that we all needed to sustain ourselves during this challenging time,” Bañas said. 

Meanwhile, Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo said this award proves the local universities and colleges’ capacity to provide quality and affordable education to indigent but deserving youth.

“The CHED award is a testament to the hard work of the local governments and the college administrations as an institution geared towards sustained education management and quality of instruction,” Garbo said. 

In Central Luzon, a total of 12 LUCs received the award.