Mangaldan mayor conferred with doctoral degree
By Mortz C. Ortigoza
MANGALDAN – A United States affiliated college in Manila conferred recently a honorary doctoral degree to the mayor of this thriving town.
DOCTORATE. Bishop Hernando Bruce (extreme right) confers to Mangaldan Mayor Bona Fe D.Parayno a doctorate degree honoris causa on Public Administration. Parayno later delivered her State of the Municipality Address at the town plaza. Bruce is the Founder-President of the Philippine Christian College in Manila. MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA
Bishop Hernando Bruce, founder- president of Philippine Christian College in Manila, Mayor Bona Fe de Vera hurdled a rigorous evaluation by his school to be a recipient of Doctor of Public Administration honoris causa,
“Nakasunod po siya sa requirements sa Hall of Discipline. Ni researched po namin ang pagkatao niya as mayor and she full of discipline, full of Divinity and fear of God,” Bruce told Parayno during the conferment just before the start of her State of the Municipality Address held at this town plaza recently.
The Bishop cited the mayor for being a good servant of the Lord and guides her people to fear the Lord.
Bruce, a former dean of Dela Salle University, said everybody can have a doctoral degree as long as they passed the dissertation’s requirements.
“Ang ginagawa po namin sa ating minamahal na mayor is an honorary doctoral degree na ibig sabihin po isa po siyang taong honorable, isang taong kagalang-galang, at isang taong karapat dapat sa tungkulin sa kanyang ginagampanan,” he said.
Other luminaries in the country awarded in another venues by Bruce with the International Academy for Leadership and Management (IALM), in partnership with Alliance of Chaplains for Transformation Society (ACTS) based in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, were Philippine National Police Director General Ronaldo “Bato” De La Rosa, Albay province Board Member Victor Ziga Jr., Isabela Gov. Faustino “Bojie” Dy 3rd, Cagayan Gov. Manuel Mamba, Rosales, Pangasinan Mayor Susan Casareno, Binmaley Pangasinan Mayor Samuel Rosario, Ilagan City Mayor Vedasto Villanueva, businessman Mariano Bassig, Engr. Abdon Antipolo, Judge German Ballesteros 3rd; and Dr. Mario Danao.
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