About Us

Mandaue City College (MCC) is an accredited and member-school of the Association of Local Colleges and Universities (ALCU) and ALCU-Commission on Accreditation (ALCU-COA).

MCC is a local college of Higher Education Institution (HEI) established for the poor and deserving students of Mandaue City and neighboring towns who does not have access to education in mainstream public of private colleges or universities. Its charter, City Ordinance No., 10-2005-324A, “An Ordinance Establishing Mandaue City College and Authorizing the Appropriation of Funds Therefore” was enacted by the 10th Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Mandaue City on September 27, 2005 and then amended by Ordinance 419, Series of 2007 in the 11th SP.

MCC’s philosophy is to be a caring and committed institution of higher learning to be founded by “Scientia et Dilegentia” (Knowledge & Skills). MCC’s vision is to cultivate the mind, body, and the heart for the promotion of one’s faith, country, and family for total human transformation while its mission is to develop competent, productive, innovative and values-driver, technically-skilled professional leaders and citizens of a strong City of Mandaue and the Filipino Republic.

Q & A

ISSUE: Commission on Higher Education (CHED) empower to impose sanction and terminate program or school closure, RA 7722.
ANSWER: Yes, but to private schools but not government schools.

ISSUE: MCC under Dr. Paulus Mariae L. Cañete has no legal personality to operate a local college and lacks the government permit/recognition from CHED.
ANSWER: The subject MCC was created by a Mandaue City Ordinance 324-A and amended by 419.

ISSUE: Dr. Cañete continuously and illegally defying the closure order of CHED date December 3, 2010.
ANSWER: Sometime in December 2010, Dr. Paulus Mariae L. Cañete filed a petition for the nullification of the closure order at CHED Manila. Up to this writing, there was no hearing conducted by CHED. Besides, there are pending cases, like Mandamus at RTC Mandaue City.

ISSUE: Establishing extension campuses for graduate programs in the towns of Isabel, Merida, Villaba and all in the Province of Leyte.
ANSWER: We established extension classes as a form of public service to poor teachers but not extension campuses. MCC does not own even a single building much more constructed one as such.

ISSUE: The degrees offered by MCC are considered spurious and illegal.
ANSWER: It is only the court with finality who can say that the degrees offered are considered spurious and illegal. CHED is not a court.

ISSUE: Graduates of MCC will not be recognized by Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC). They will not be allowed to take any licensure examination.
ANSWER: False. Infact, as per PRC record, MCC got 100% passing in LET for 3 consecutive years. Last year, it ranked number 2 with 50% passing mark in the LET. This year it garnered 62.50 percent in the LET. PRC is not under CHED. It will only stop allowing MCC graduates if there is a court order according to the Regional Director of PRC Region VII.

MCC Hosts Accreditation Seminar & Network


Mandaue City College hosts the Association of Local Colleges & Universities-Commission on Accreditation (ALCU-COA) Accreditation Seminar-Workshop cum Industry/Academe Network with the theme “Mobilizing Academe-Industry Network and Accreditation for Quality Assurance” on June 22, 2010 from 8AM to 5PM at Montebello Hotel, Cebu City.

MCC is an ALCU-Member School & ALCU-COA Accredited


Mandaue City College is a member of the Association of Local Colleges and Universities (ALCU). ALCU is working closely with the Senate Committee on Education in legislation that would benefit local colleges and universities.

The primary thrust of ALCU is to improve the quality of instruction, research, and extension of its member schools and to provide value public tertiary education, especially to the poor and disadvantaged youth.

Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP) is now closely allied with the Association of Local Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation, Inc. (ALCUCOA), organized only in the later part of year 2003.

The AACCUP is a member of the:

  • National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies, Inc. (NNQAA), formed by AACCUP and the Association of Local Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation, Inc. (ALCUCOA).
  • Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) with AACCUP as member of the Steering Group based in Hong Kong, China.
  • International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) based in The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • Sources:
    ALCU COA Member Schools
    ALCU-Member School
    MCC Hosts Accreditation Seminar & Network



    The College was created by the Mandaue City Ordinance No. 419, as amended. The school is recognized by the government in accordance with Section 27 of the Education Act of 1982 (BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 232), which states, to wit:

    “Section 27. Recognition of Schools – The educational operations of schools shall be subject to their prior authorization of the government, and shall be affected by recognition. In the case of government operated schools, whether local, regional, or national, recognition of educational programs and/or operations shall be deemed granted simultaneously with establishment.”