Mayor Rudy S. Caoagdan, DPA will formally install Dr. Gerardo Rigonan as the first ever permanent President of the Makilala Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Primitivo Martinez Gymnasium in the Municipality of Makilala.
The event will be attended by the members of the MIST Board of Trustees, Faculty and staff and students together with their parents and guardians. The LGU Municipal officials including the heads of Offices and employees are also required to attend the investiture.
The MIST also sent invitations to some officials of the Province of Cotabato and line agencies for the said event.
Dr. Rigonan has been serving as President of MIST in an acting capacity since it was established in 2014by virtue of a Sanggunian Bayan Ordinance after Mayor Caoagdan pushed for Free education in Makilala as his banner program during his second and final terms.
Dr. Rigonan was officially concurred by the Sanggunan Bayan on July 4, 2017 through Resolution No. 307-2017 after the Board of Directors of the school officially appointed him to the Presidency during its meeting on June 19, 2017to comply the requisite for the coveted recognition as a Higher Education Institution (HEI) from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) en banc.
Aljibe is set to confer the Mace, which is the official seal of the School, to the newly installed permanent President.
Aljibe is also expected to read the CHED en banc Resolution No. 463-2017declaring MIST as duly recognized Higher Education Institution in the Municipality of Makilala during the investiture ceremony.