Agro-Industrial Foundation College of the Philippines

Agro-Industrial Foundation College of the Philippines is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Agro-Industrial Foundation College of the Philippines (AIFCP) was founded in June 1978 by the late Captain Serapion C. Basalo. He founded this school for there was only one (1) school in Davao City offering Maritime courses.

The frontage of AIFCP was once knee-deep marsh or swamp full of mangrove trees. The former DILF Secretary, Luis Santos, commented to the late Capt. Basalo saying, Compadre, are you crazy to build a school in a swamp:? But the late Capt. Basalo only smiled, according to Mrs. Sofia R. Basalo. Right then, Capt. Basalo had this place earth filled. He worked tremendously day and night and drove the grader himself. Then he built a 4-room makeshift building and opened three (3) courses, namely: Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation, Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering, and 6-month Basic Seaman Course. In the first 2 to 3 years of existence, teachers and students found difficulty in commuting from their residence to AGRO because at that time there were no public transports yet except cargo trucks and private vehicles that plied Bolton Bridge. In going down to school, one had to use the big boulders at the side of the bridge as its steps were dangerous and slippery especially during rainy days. But in spite of the risky situation, teachers and students alike came to school regularly including the evening students. The were really determined to become sailors and seafarers. Later the H. S. AIFCP P.T.A. Constructed concrete steps at theside of the bridge to make it more convenient for both teachers and students.

In 1989 Capt. Serapion C. Basalo, the founder of AIFCP. Died and Mrs. Sofia R. Basalo, his better half, took the reign of the school. Sometime in 1996, a concrete covered walk was constructed through the initiative of our President, Mrs. Sofia R. Basalo. With her leadership the school has tremendously undergone massive development that makes the school what it is now.

Agro-Industrial Foundation College of the Philippines

Address: Bolton Riverside, Ecoland, Davao City, Philippines
Telephone Number: 082 300-6090

TESDA Approved Programs

Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Agro-Industrial Foundation College of the Philippines” in the province of Davao del Sur.

List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs

Course Authorized Duration
Food and Beverage Services NC II 436 Hours
Front Office Services NC II 520 Hours
Seafarers Stewarding Rating Course 10 months

Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • At least High School Graduate
  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • With good moral character
  • Undergone a pre-training assessment
  • Can communicate both orally and in written form

Training Fees and Schedule

The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.

For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.

Location and Contact Information

For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number 082 300-6090. You can also visit Agro-Industrial Foundation College of the Philippines. The assessment center is located at Bolton Riverside, Ecoland, Davao City, Philippines.

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