By Mortz C. Ortigoza
MANGALDAN – A United States affiliated college in Manila conferred recently a doctorate honorary degree to the mayor of this thriving town.
Bishop Hernando Bruce, the Founder- President of Philippine Christian College in Manila, said that after a rigorous evaluation by his school, Mayor Bona Fe de Vera hurdled the criteria to be a recipient of the honoris cause for the Doctor of Public Administration.
“Nakasunod po siya sa requirements sa Hall of Discipline. Ni researched po namin ang pagkata-o niya as mayor, ni researched namin kayo na isang siyan taong full of discipline. Full of Divinity and fear of God,” Bruce told Parayno during the latter 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, who cited he was a former dean of Dela Salle University, said everybody can have a doctorate degree as long as they passed the dissertation’s requirements
“Ang ginagawa po namin sa ating minamahal na mayor is an honorary doctorate degree na ibig sabihin po isa po siyang taong onorable’, isang taong kagalang-galang, at isang taong karapat dapat sa tungkulin sa kanyang ginagampanan”.
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.