by Noel Marcelo Manongsong
San Mateo Municipal College with the Municipality of San Mateo under the leadership of Mayor Cristina Diaz and Vice Mayor Jose Rafael Diaz is building a new campus in Brgy Guinayang, San Mateo, Rizal. In this location, four buildings with four storeys each will rise, together with the Sports Complex. There will be 40 classrooms in all.
Due to increasing popu-lation of students, the pre-sent administration of Honorable Mayor Cristina Diaz and Honorable Vice Mayor Jose Rafael Diaz together with the Board of Trustees of SMMC, have decided to purchase the lot property of almost three hectares. “San Mateo Municipal College needs to expand due to its increasing population” said Dr. Cinco. “The school started with 40 students in November 2004 and now it is more than 2,600” she recalled.
The construction of the new campus started last October of 2018. “Hopefully, by next year the first four-storey building will be finished. With it will be the Science laboratory, Speech laboratory and some classrooms” according to Dr. Cinco.
Behind this project are some institutions and agencies that help and pro-vide financial assistance to the school “The administration of Mayor and Vice Mayor Diaz had the construction loaned thru Landbank. SMMC shouldered the cost of the lot. Transfer Certificate of Titles are under the names of Municipality of San Mateo and SMMC.” Dr. Cinco explained.
Though there will be a new campus, the old SMMC building along Gen. Luna, Guitnang Bayan will still be used according to Dr. Cinco. It is because of its strategic location, which is beneficial for announcement and posting.