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Colegio de la Cuidad de Zamboanga (CCZ) officials visited Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) for a benchmarking visit on human resource management, budgeting, research, and extension work.

The delegation was comprised of CCZ President Dr. Jose Genaro Yap-Aizon; City Human Resource and Management Officer Dr. Jane C. Bascar; Social Welfare and Development Officer Maria Socorro Rojas; and Director for Cultural Studies and Publication Roy Trayvilla.

“We want to learn from PLM’s experience to help us address some of the challenges we’re facing,” Dr. Yap-Aizon said.

CCZ was established by an ordinance in 2018. It currently has 1,100 students in two campuses. Their officials work closely with the Zamboanga City Government since the CCZ is funded by the local government.

Similarly, PLM gets partial funding from the Manila City Government. It is the first and only city university that was created by a national law, Republic Act 4196, in 1965.

The CCZ delegates were welcomed by PLM President Emmanuel Leyco, Executive Vice President Roberto dela Cruz, Vice President for Public Affairs Atty. Sandra Jill Santos, and Head Executive Assistant Ronald Papag.

During the short conference, the PLM officials eagerly answered the questions from the CCZ officials. Among the concerns discussed were faculty hiring, research programs, budgeting processes, and partnerships for scholarship and additional funding.

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila is a premiere university that has consistently garnered a 100% passing rate in licensure exams. Since 1965, it has produced competent and socially responsible graduates who have contributed to nation-building. For more info, visit (Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs).