City College of Angeles has taken the first step in establishing the Advocacy and Research Institute of Angeles (ARIA) by holding an organizational meeting last April 24, 2023 at the City College of Angeles.

May 30, 2023 14:00:PM

Present during the meeting are different representatives from the academe:

Holy Angel University, represented by the University Research Director Dr. Elmer Bondoc;

Don Honorio Ventura State University, represented by the research center managers Dr. Jocelyn Arrozal and Dr. Jay Pabustan;

representatives from the industry:

Clark Investors and Locators Association, represented by corporate secretary Ms. Linette Serrano;

Hotels and Restaurants Association in Pampanga, represented by the board of director Mr. Peter Lising;

Pampanga Chamber of Commerce, Inc. represented by Ms. Rechell Guzman and Executive Director Mr. Chris delos Santos;

Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., represented by the Vice President Mr. Mario Lazatin;

representatives from LGUs:

Angeles City LGU, represented by Hon. Mayor Pogi Lazatin and chief adviser and tactician Ms. IC Calaguas;

Bases and Conversion Development Association, represented by the HR Officer Ms. Mirella Zagala;

Clark Development Corporation, represented by the HR Division Manager Atty. Bonifacio Tarenio Jr., VP for External Affairs Mr. Rommel Narciso, and Officer Ms. Agnes Matias;

Department of Tourism, represented by the Chief Operations Tourism Officer Ms. Ronsan Pelariza;

Department of Trade and Industry, represented by the Provincial Director Ms. Elenita Ordonio;

National Economic and Development Authority, represented by the Senior Economic Development Specialist Ms. Ma. Theresa Viola and Supervising Economic Development Specialist Ms. Ina Christia de Jesus.

Deepest appreciation is extended to the CPED Executive Director of UP-National College of Public Administration and Governance Dr. Enrico Basilio, for being the keynote speaker and for sharing his expertise in establishing a research unit.

This step was initiated by the OIC-College President Dr. Francisco Villanueva, Jr. with the help of the VPREQA Dr. Jean Paolo Lacap;

the support of the acting VPAA Dr. Carolina Sarmiento, acting VPA Ms. Eden Dizon, and AVP Dr. Grace Tyler were also evident during the meeting.

Special thanks is also given to the master of ceremony Ms. Grace Lobo and for the physical arrangement by Mr. Jonie Pangilinan, CCA Tinig Angeleño, organizers OVPREQA staff Ms. Nickole Pineda, Ms. Shirley Dismaya, and Ms. Pauline de Jesus.


Photos by: CCA PHOENIX