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"A globally competitive and leading private institution that offers affordable, quality academic and technical education."


On August 8, 1991, when many young people of Davao Oriental where at the brink of despair due to the exorbitant cost of acquiring a college education in the other places, a group of young, dynamic and concerned Davaoeños, led by Mr. Aresio M. Agbong, worked on the establishment of a non-stock, non-sectarian, and non-profit educational institution, with the poor as its main beneficiaries.


            True enough, this came into reality when the envisioned institution was granted government recognition on June 5, 1992 as Mati Polytechnic Institute (MPI). It opened its doors to the first 600 enrollees, having for its schoolrooms the abandoned, almost dilapidated and defunct Mati Baptist Hospital.


            The nucleus was its vocational and technological courses: the one-year course of Diesel Automotive Mechanics, the two-year course of Business and Office Management, Nursing Aide, Pharmacy Aide and Computer Technology. Since the turning out of its pioneer graduates last school year 1992-1993, the graduates of MPI are now serving the different sectors of the community. Indeed, students have been provided with a high quality of education, by hiring the teaching services of very competent instructors, introducing modern equipment, and giving a most completely furnished library. The students were also provided to what used to be the “luxury of the rich”, namely, the technical and actual training in computer. In the same year, the students were exposed to a different and actual process of learning through educational tours and on-the-job training in Davao City.


            As early as 1992, the institution embarked into a community reach-out activity to the “almost forgotten people” of the “almost unreachable sitios” of Davao Oriental. These people, whose sight of medical and dental doctors, nurses and aides means hope, have been grateful beneficiaries of the out-reach program of Mati Polytechnic Institute.          


            In 1994, first and second year high school whose classes were scheduled in the late afternoon were introduced. This was intended to cater to the working class who cannot attend regular classes in the morning and who work to afford them a secondary education. Computer training has been introduced in their curriculum. Later, Mati Polytechnic Institute transferred to a new location since the Mati Baptist Hospital was already unfit for occupancy.


            Now, Mati Polytechnic Institute underwent significant metamorphic changes – from INSTITUTE to COLLEGE.


            1997 was a banner year for Mati Polytechnic Institute. Still seeing the insufficiency of the educational needs of the youth of Davao Oriental, Mr. Agbong, the founder-president, sought the approval for the offering of four-year courses of the then Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS). True enough, the school was granted permits to offer the following Baccalaureate Courses: Bachelor of Science in Criminology (July 9, 1997). Bachelor of Science in Commerce (October 16, 1997) and Bachelor of Elementary Education (November 25, 1997). With these permits, the school was able to apply for a change of name from Mati Polytechnic Institute (MPI) to Mati Polytechnic College (MPC) and was given its final approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission last April 18, 2000.


            The offering of such courses like the technical and vocational courses and four-year courses in Criminology, Commerce and Elementary Education, and the two-year Associate in Computer Science only shows Mati Polytechnic College as a serious and innovative educational institution.


During the school year 2000-2001, MPC began offering Masters of Arts in Education as an extension program of the University of San Agustin (USA) in Iloilo City, by virtue of Resolution no. R.241-2000 dated June 23, 2000, in response to the demand of the elementary and secondary school teachers of the neighboring districts of Mati and Tarragona who would like to pursue their post-graduate studies. MPC had understood and felt that with the soaring prices nowadays, these teachers could economize on their transportation expenses. Instead of going to Tagum City or Davao City, they can take their post-graduate studies here in MPC, since the professors are also experts and experienced teachers in education.


            The graduate course offered was envisioned to meet the need for trained and skilled personnel in the fast growing and highly progressive Mati  as well as in other places in Davao Oriental and in Mindanao. It also aimed to meet the great demand for trained men and women to maintain peace and order in the fast-growing communities, particularly, in the Municipality of Mati.


            The dream of Mati Polytechnic College to earn its place in the academic world is finally a reality. This is done through the uniting efforts of many people who have contributed greatly to its tuition, most especially to its founder and president. With abiding faith in God, a number of good records have been exemplified by its graduates in scholastic achievement and community services.


For school year 2016-2017 MPC opened its door for the K-12 program upon approval of its application with CHED. The president made additional features for the rooms of the junior and senior high school by providing air-conditioned rooms including the canteen and library and other amenities.


Above all, Mati Polytechnic College (MPC) is now ever committed to the total transformation of the academic and technical well-being of the youth of Davao Oriental. It continues to bring hope to thousands of youth in the region by providing many opportunities in enhancing their idealism and dreams bearing in mind that one day they themselves will become the bearers of total social progress and development in their own respective place.






MPCI commits to provide excellent and accessible education through teacher training, acquisition of updated and state-of-the-art facilities, and to put in place operational systems, procedures, and services towards the formation of responsible and morally upright graduates.

1.      To promote transformative leadership that ensures efficient and effective administration services to stakeholders.


2.      Enhance the quality of academic and technical education thru curriculum and instructional development.


3.      Provide quality services that nurture student’s learning and promote stakeholder’s by satisfaction.


4.      Engage the entire community in the teaching-learning process.


5.      Provide venue for developing faculty and staff to grow in the profession.


6.      Promote research as part of continuing professional development.

1.      Faith

2.      Service-oriented

3.      Excellence

4.      Competent

5.      Commitment

6.      Self-discipline

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