Mayor Rodriguez leads Mayor Morales, Reps. Lazatin and Bondoc-Sagum and Mayor Pamintuan in cutting the ribbon opening Colegio de San Rafael.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – “Our experience in education for 65 years is our advantage.”
Thus said Executive Vice President Agustin Angeles as the Colegio De San Rafael (CSR) in Barangay Baliti was formally opened yesterday in time for the start of classes next week.
Angeles, nephew of First District Rep. Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin, said the CSR is wholly owned by the Republic Central Colleges (RCC) in Angeles City.
“It’s time to provide our kind of quality education in nearby San Fernando,” said Angeles.
Rep. Lazatin and his only sister Victoria Lazatin-Angeles, mother of EVP Angeles, are the owners of the RCC and CSR.
The RCC was founded in 1926 by the late Pampanga Gov. Rafael Lazatin, father of Rep. Lazatin and Victoria.
Angeles said the four-storey building is one of the 12 proposed buildings at the 10-hectare property.
He disclosed that elementary, high school, and college courses – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Marketing), Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM), Accounting Technology – are initially offered at CSR.
City of San Fernando Mayor Oscar Rodriguez said the CSR “is a most welcome development to the city, a strong partner in his advocacy of education for all.”
Fourth District Rep. Anna York Bondoc said “the CSR building is beautiful and I am inspired by the fact that they started their schools in 1926.”
Rep. Lazatin, for his part, said that the RCC and CSR “are committed to provide affordable but quality education.”
Others who graced the CRS opening are Mabalacat Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales, former Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman Emmanuel Angeles, Mabalacat Councilor Cherry Manalo and Liza Pineda.
Janet Lazatin and her brother, Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, also attended the blessing and inauguration of the CSR.