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“MABINI COLLEGES shall have cultivate a CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE in education.”
MABINI COLLEGES aims to provide quality instruction, research and extension service programs at all educational levels as its monumental contribution to national and global growth and development.
Specifically, it aims to transform students into:
- Earth - Caring
- Productive, and
- Locally and Globally competitive persons.
INSTITUTIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES:
Mabini Colleges shall be a citadel to developmental learning, like a beacon, ever inspiring and urging the youth of Camarines Norte to forge ahead towards high level of achievement. It is inspired by the immortal words, loving thoughts, moral values and intense nationalism of its late founder Miguel R. Ibana and the enduring Filipino values of our great hero, Apolinario Mabini. The college is committed to produce Filipino citizens who:
- Possesses character above reproach;
- Are proficient in Filipino, English and other languages;
- Think ahead with clear ideas about their country, its culture and its place in the family of nations;
- Contribute to the growth of human knowledge through scientific researches and/or their meaningful applications;
- Understand man and his ultimate and total commitment to the whole world of reality;
- Are vocationally, technologically and professionally trained to attain full potential in their chosen field; and
- Possess leadership qualities with vision and faith, initiative and passion for service to the Filipino people.
Mabini Colleges was founded in 1924 in Iriga, Camarines Sur (now Iriga City) as Camarines Sur Institute by the late educator Miguel Rojo Ibana, a native of Talisay, Camarines Norte. With an initial enrolment of only 12 students, the founder and his students were aptly called “Mr. Ibana and his 12 disciples.” From its humble beginnings, the school grew despite difficulties encountered. Through sheer determination, perseverance and untold sacrifices, its triumph over the test and vicissitudes of time is considered a monumental contribution of Mabini Colleges to the cause of education in Camarines Norte.
The Monroe Educational Survey Commission, which appraised the condition of private schools in 1928, found most private schools all over the Philippines to be hopelessly substandard. As a consequence, a vigorous purge of undesirable private schools was instituted which resulted in the closure of 38% of those schools. Surviving this purge were only two private schools in the Bicol Region and one of them was the Camarines Sur Institute. During the ensuing years, this school gained prestige as the biggest private school in the Region. It also changed its name to Apolinario Mabini Institute as a fitting recognition to the ideals and virtues exemplified by one of the greatest Filipino heroes and intellectuals admired by the founder.
While this school in Iriga was at its zenith, World War II broke out and it did not spare the school from destruction. Its building was ruined, its books burned, its equipment and facilities were looted that at the end of the war, it had to start from scratch. Capitalization on its pre-war name, the school was preferred and patronized by students. The incidental increase in enrolment brought many problems to the school. But the founder in a brief period of two years was able to re-establish a higher standard of learning than many other private schools in the region. By 1948, it was the leading private school in the Bicol R
|Founded||1924 at Iriga, Camarines Sur|