By Paulo Loreto Lim
Speaking during the opening ceremonies for Bacolod City College (BCC) foundation week at the BAYS Center yesterday, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia touted the school as it celebrates its 20th founding anniversary.
“We can say that we are one of the best, if not the best college in Bacolod City,” he declared.
The mayor also lauded the affordability of the school, noting the city government provides a P10,000 subsidy for each student.
“Each and every one of you is worth every centavo,” Leonardia stated.
Back in August, following the signing of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education law, which provides free tuition at public colleges and university, it was reported, before BCC is able to provide free tuition, it must first be accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Despite BCC being open since 1997, according to Bacolod City Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya, all pertinent paperwork for accreditation was sent last June and he is currently in the process of providing follow-up paperwork.
BCC currently boasts a student body of 3,100.
Also present at the event were Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran; Executive Assistant Moises de la Cruz; College Administrator, Dr. Ma. Johanna Ann Bayoneta; BCC Alumni Association President Israel Salanga; among others./PLL, WDJ