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Brief History of Marikina Polytechnic College

The Marikina Polytechnic College is the youngest state college established through the enactment of Republic Act No. 9282 as a result of two consolidated bills, namely: House Bill No. 5059 authored by Hon. Congressman Del R. De Guzman and Senate Bill No. 2450 authored by Senator Edgardo J. Angara. Approved on April 14, 2004, the Act converted the Marikina Institute of Science and Technology into the Marikina Polytechnic College.

The origin of the College can be traced through the following dates:

1947 - Marikina Junior High School (MJHS) through Municipal Council Resolution No. 59, s. 1947 was established.

1949 - MJHS was renamed as Marikina High School (MHS).

1951 - MHS was again renamed as Leodegario Victorino Memorial High School (LVMHS) in honor of Leodegario Victorino, the first Schools Division Superintendent from Rizal.

1956 - LVMHS was converted into the Marikina School of Arts and Trades (MSAT) by virtue of R.A. No. 1586.

1978 - MSAT was renamed Marikina Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) by virtue of a Malacanang approval.

1981 - MIST was chosen as the National Center for Technical Education and Staff Development (NCTESD) by the Technical Vocational Education Project (TVEP) of the Philippines because of its experience and capability in the field of technical education and training.

1996 - Due to the reorganization of the education department, as recommended by EDCOM in 1994, MIST experienced some changes and transitions in terms of governance and management. It became a CHED Supervised Institution (CSI).

2000 - MIST was transferred to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) through the Special Provision No. 8 of the General Appropriation Act (GAA) of FY 2000. The special provision included the phasing out of the baccalaureate degree programs including the graduate programs.

2004 - Having realized the educational needs of his constituents, Hon. Congressman Del R. de Guzman of Marikina City then sponsored House Bill 5059 converting MIST into a state college which was supported by Senate Bill No. 2450 sponsored by Senator Edgardo J. Angara. The bill was eventually approved as R.A. 9289 on April 14, 2004, thus, the birth of Marikina Polytechnic College.

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