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Datu Ibrahim Paglas Memorial College Courses

Datu Ibrahim Paglas Memorial College 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).

Datu Ibrahim Paglas Memorial College

Address: Datu Panglas, Maguindanao, Philippines
Telephone Number: +63919 491 5319
Website: http://www.datupaglas.com

Datu Ibrahim Paglas Memorial College (DIMPC) was formerly Datu Paglas Educational Development (DPED), a private college established at the Municipality of Datu Paglas, Province of Maguindanao.

The emmergence of this institution started in the preparatory events pursued with dedication and determination by a Muslim professional like Mr. Abdula Maguid Tangkli who initiated and conceived the idea of establishing the college, an institution of learning in tertiary level that will cater the educational needs of the Bangsamoro, Muslim, Christian and Indigenous cultural minorities.

During the height of enrolment period in the Elementary level at Datu Paglas way back in SY 1999-2000 MR Abdula M. Tangkli and his counter part Mr. Camindon M. Mamalintaw first meeting to organize conveners for the establishment of the said institution. The second round of meeting was held at the DepEd, South District of Datu Paglas were attended by Mr. Camidon M. Mamalintaw as the chairman of the conveners; Datu Abubacar P. Paglas local chief executive, Prof Aboud Syed Mansur Lingga, Mr. Abdula M. Tangkli, Haman D. Abubacar, Esmael Abdula, late Renato Aguere, Abraham Mamebped, Mr. Hassan Candungan and Udtog Kawit Al-haj. Series of consultation took place.

The plan for opening of college on academic year (AY) 2000 – 2001 did not prosper because of financial constraint and unstable peace and order condition in Central Mindanao, as a result of the all-out war policy of the ousted President, ERAP Estrada against the MILF.

On March 27, 2002 general assembly was held at Home Economics (HE) building in Datu Paglas Central School Compound. The meeting was successful thru the efforts and support of Prof. Badria K. Talembo, member of the Board of Trustees, now Dean of College, Mr. Haman D. Abubacar, Alonto P. Abpi, Engr. Ano B. Alimanan, Brgy. Chairman Abubacar Naco, Brgy. Chairman Sanggutin p. Aguil, Abdulkadir “Thong” Nalg, Dr. Benjamin Dumato and other members of the convener in formulating the formal opening of classes on Academic Year (AY) 2002 – 2003. The formal opening was pursued thru Board Resolution no. 01, S-2002, in coordination and support of the Local Government Unit (LGU) thru SB Resolution no. 35, S-2002, endorsing the opening of college classes on June 17, 2002 with Four (4) academic courses offered; Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEED) and Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE). The institution was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Another events took place, when the Board of Trustees adopted a resolution endorsing the appointment of Mohammed Youssef Paglas and Rahim K. Pendatun as member of the Board of Trustees.

On June 13, 2005 the Administration of Datu Ibrahim Paglas Memorial College opened the Pre-Elementary; Kinder I and II, thru the efforts of the program Coordinator and the Dean of College. Also the Associate in Computer Science (ACS) was opened on Academic Year (AY) 2005 – 2006. These new courses were registered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The DIMPC has a joint program on Basic Computer Literacy with the TESDA and IBS every summer.

Since the Administration of college has changed hands under the leadership the new elected President, Datu Mohammed Youssef Paglas, to take over the position of late Camidon M. Mamalintaw. With this development, the success of institution has been achieved.

The main campus sprawls on a three (3) hectare-land; one (1) hectare donated by the late Camidon M. Mamalintaw, former President. Another Two (2) hectares purchased by the college administration thru the efforts of the incumbent President Datu Mohammed Youssef P. Paglas and his father Ex-Mayor, Datu Ibrahim “Toto” Pendatun Paglas III, in the amount of Three Hundred Thousand Pesos (P300,000). Another efforst was the constructions of Three (3) Units of nine (9) classroom buildings. The constructions of one (1) unit 2 classroom building thru the efforts of honorable Mayor Datu Mohammad P. Paglas, Sr. Al-Hadj. The Campus is ideally traversing the town proper of Datu Paglas, along the National High-ways connecting the cities of Tacurong and Davao. It is bounded in the East by the Municipality of Columbio, Sultan Kudarat, in the west by the Municipality of Buluan, Maguindanao and in the north by the Municipality of Tulunan, North Cotabato.

Working linkage with, the local and foreign agencies were to be established with the end in the view of strengthening the institute capability. Notable among the linkages agencies Local Government Unit (LGU), Datu Paglas, Maguindanao, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Paglas Corporation (PAGCORP), La Frutera, Inc (LFI), ALip River Development and Export Corporation (ARDEXCOR), Asian Rural Life Foundation, Inc. TESDA, CHED, DepEd and Direct Aid Program of Australian Embassy, Japanese Chamber of Commerce in Mindanao, the American Investors, USAID and Individual Donors.

Recent development, that on June 20, 2008 the newly established foundation; Datu Ibrahim Pendatun Paglas II Foundation, Inc. was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to provide support for the institutional operations of Datu Ibrahim Paglas Memorial College at Datu Paglas, Maguindanao.

For continued progress, in behalf of the whole populace of DIMPC, we support the Banner of Ex-mayor Datu Ibrahim “Toto” Paglas Pendatun Paglas III, “Bawal ang Tamad” sa Datu Paglas, God willing InshaAllah.

TESDA Approved Programs

Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Datu Ibrahim Paglas Memorial College” in the Province of Maguindanao.

List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs

Course Authorized Duration
 Agricultural Crops Production NC II  336 hours
 Bread and Pastry Production NC II  141 hours
 Housekeeping NC II  436 hours
 Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing NC II  278 hours

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 +63919 491 5319. You can also visit Datu Ibrahim Paglas Memorial College. The assessment center is located at Datu Panglas, Maguindanao, Philippines.


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