The graduation of the first batch of University of Caloocan City-College of Law graduates was held yesterday at the Bulwagang Katipunan, New City Hall.
Of the 34 students in the first batch who entered the UCC College of Law, six graduated after four years.
The six are Sheena Hazel R. Belen, Rofel DC. Bughao, Roberto G. Damian Jr., Krizia E. Pia, Amiel R. Secretary, and Michael F. Villalon.
Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan attended the 1st Commencement Rites of the UCC College of Law with City Administrator Engr. Oliver Hernandez, leadership and faculty members of the UCC College of Law led by University OIC-President Prof. Marilyn T. De Jesus and College of Law Dean Roderick P. Vera and other guests.
Malapitan extended his heartfelt congratulations to the graduates who are the first product of UCC Law.
“I salute the six graduates. Despite our current situation caused by the pandemic, you have persevered and worked hard to graduate in law,” said the mayor.
“In your upcoming Bar Exam, please do not disappoint our city. Always pray to our Lord, continue your review, with Caloocan pride, I am sure and confident that you will all pass,” he added.
Oca also promised that he will provide P1,000,000.00 as an incentive in case the graduates pass the upcoming Bar Exam.
The UCC College of Law, the first Law School in CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela), opened in 2017 under the administration of Mayor Oca Malapitan and was executed through an ordinance promoted by Congressman Along Malapitan when he was just a councilor.