The city-run Dr. Filemon C. Aguilar College of Las Piñas (DFCAMCLP) will soon have a new and bigger campus with more course offerings, Mayor Imelda Aguilar announced Tuesday.
Aguilar said the proposed main campus to be constructed in Barangay Pamplona shall house the new College of Engineering, particularly the agricultural and industrial engineering departments, to give the growing number of city scholars the opportunity to enroll in courses other than Accountancy.
She said the city will soon start works on the future site of DFCAMCLP main campus within the 4,833-square-meter property owned by the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (Philfida) in Las Piñas.
“We are fortunate to be allowed the use of the area where we can construct a bigger campus to accommodate more city scholars and offer more courses to those who want to explore other disciplines,” Aguilar said.
The mayor earlier submitted a proposal to the Department of Agriculture to use part of Philfida’s property for the city college’s campus.
An agreement was signed last week between Mayor Aguilar, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol and Philfida Executive Director Kennedy Costales for Las Piñas to use the property for the expansion of city’s public tertiary education program.
Under the memorandum, Las Piñas commits to develop the property for the DFCAMCLP main campus and construct a building for the use of Philfida, an agency under the DA.
The city-run college, which opened in 1998 during the first term of Mayor Vergel A. Aguilar, now has 1,535 enrollees from the colleges of Accountancy, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, and Marketing Management.
It has produced 192 certified public accountants, some of whom landed among the top 10 board passers in recent years.
Las Piñas also offers free-tuition Information Technology courses at the Dr. Filemon C. Aguilar Information Technology and Training Institute for those who want to pursue subjects other than four-year courses.