December 6, 2023

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The lone state college in the province signed memoranda of agreement with seven different partners to strengthen linkages and extension services advancing education and community development.

The Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) through president Edgar G. Cue formalized the partnership with the municipal government, Bontoc Ili local government unit, Masla National High School, Otucan-Bila National High School, Bauko Central School Philippine National Police, and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-Cordillera during the MOA signing on June 22 at the school’s main campus here.

Other partners also expressed their gratitude and support to the collaborations that would advance education and community development.

Rep. Maximo Y. Dalog, Jr. said the MOA signing will certainly boost the outreach programs and activities in the provision of advanced instruction and professional training in agriculture, science and technology, education, education and other related field. 

“I am convinced that if seriously considered and applied properly, the MOA will bring about research and extension services that will provide progressive outreach program beneficial not only to the MPSPC as an institution or the partner agencies and LGUs concerned but more importantly, the communities covered by the MOA,” he said in a message.

Cue thanked all MPSPC’s partner agencies and expressed high hopes the partnership will serve as a venue to address societal challenges and contribute to sustainable development.

“As we have envisioned to transform lives and foster sustainable development, it is the college’s commitment to extend higher education services beyond our classrooms by providing expertise, sharing resources, and assisting in knowledge transfer through instruction, research, and innovation,” he said.

Mountain Province Police Provincial   Director Col. Sibly P. Dawiguey, Jr. said   he is certain the partnership will help in identifying a common working ground for sharing of resources, ideas, expertise, and other collaborative means to advance their mandates and improve their service.

Also present during the MOA signing were Bontoc Mayor Jerome B. Tudlong Jr., Vice President for Research Development and Extension Epiphania B. Magwilang, OWWA-CAR Director  Genalyn Kiwang, representatives of different school stakeholders, MPPPO personnel, and MPSPC staff and students. – Valerie Taguba