Our Story

  Beyond Skills, A Better Life.

The Roots of Our Advocacy

From being an investment holding company in 1973, MFI evolved into a fully operating educational institution that provides technical skills education and training to Filipinos, the industry, and to those in need. MFI implements its purpose through its current programs: Senior High School, Bachelor’s Degree, Short Training Programs, Customized Training, and Skills Assessment Services. 

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1973

MFI has its humble beginnings as a duly registered, non-stock, non-profit foundation organized to broaden Meralco’s ownership base and to implement socially-oriented projects.

1975

MFI is registered as a scholarship-granting science foundation under the National Science Development Board. It forges a partnership with the Rizal Provincial Government for the establishment of a school for technician training.

1976

MFI and the Rizal Provincial Government launch the Rizal Technological Colleges – Institute of Industrial Technology.

1978

The Institute of Industrial Technology is transferred to the Manila Technician Institute, with MFI managing a scholarship program funded by the Philippine Business for Social Progress.

1979

MFI transforms itself into an operating science foundation, duly recognized by the National Science Development Board and allowed to run its own programs and projects; The first batch of MFI scholars graduate from the three-year technician programs in mechanical and electrical technology at the Manila Technical Institute.

The first class of MFI scholars graduates from the three-year technician programs in mechanical and electrical technology at the Manila Technical Institute.

1980

Together with the Center for Research and Communication (now University of Asia and the Pacific) and the National Science Development Board, MFI organizes the pivotal Skilled Manpower for the Eighties Congress. Among its objectives is the need to develop middle-level technical human power, achieved through the conception of the Meralco Foundation Center for Manpower Resources (MFCMR) as a center for skills and humanity development.

1981

MFI formally launches its first three programs: a) the Technical Training and Testing Program (TTTP), b) the Research, Conferences, and Publications Program (RCPP), and c) the Information Systems and Placement Program (ISPP).

1982

MFI launches the Tilapia Fish Cage Research Project to benefit 1,000 marginal fishermen in Jalajala, Rizal.

MFI and Xavier University, located in Cagayan de Oro City, establish the Xavier University Center for Industrial Technology.

1983

MFI graduates its last class of scholars at the Manila Technician Institute.

The Meralco Foundation Institute is established as MFI’s first operations center.

The Meralco Foundation Center for Professional Development (MFCPD), MFI’s training facility, completes its development in Talisay, Batangas and is established as MFI’s second operations center.

1984

The Public Relations Society of the Philippines awards MFI’s Work Attitude Program (WAP) the Grand Anvil Award, known as the Oscars of Public Relations.

The Manpower Information Center is established as the third operations center catering to systems effectiveness programs and placement services.

The Agro-Aquatic Development Center in Jalajala, Rizal becomes MFI’s fourth operations center, where the Tilapia Culture and Research Project is launched.

1985

MFI sets up its fifth operations center, the Meralco Foundation Technical Assistance Center.

MFI ventures into the field of computer education through the Advanced Courses in Computer Information Systems (ACCIS), a joint project with IBM Philippines, Inc. and the University of the Philippines system.

1986

The Meralco Foundation Institute produces its first class of Industrial Technician Program (ITP) graduates, all scholars.

MFI acquires Prime Manpower Resources Development, Inc. for recruiting, testing, and certifying overseas Filipino workers.

The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) commences its review of MFI and its operations.

1988

The Italy-sponsored grant consisting of a donation of state-of-the-art equipment and of training of instructors is approved.

MFI is awarded the Anvil Award for its Mobile Training Program, a classroom-on-wheels that makes technical training accessible to financially disadvantaged Filipinos from remote areas.

The MFI Corporate Culture Program is launched.

MFI, together with the People’s Economic Council, the Development Bank of the Philippines, and the Department of Trade and Industry launches the People’s Economic Data Resources and Opportunities (PEDRO).

MFI starts a joint project with Abot-Palad Foundation and the Marketing Associations of Groups Involved in Communities (MAGIC), supported by the Technology and Livelihood Resource Center (TLRC) and Caritas Manila.

1989

The Cornerstone Laying Ceremony for MFI’s own building on Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City is held.

1990

The Compromise Agreement among MFI, PCGG and the Lopezes is signed; Construction of the MFI Institute and Administration buildings is completed.

1991

MFI is selected as the partner of the Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation (SwissContact) in education technology (EdTech) development. The partnership breathes life to MFI’s EdTech Program.

MFI launches the Rizal Integrated People’s Program for Livelihood and Enterprise (RIPPLE) to assist the Technology and Livelihood Resource Center, the Rizal Provincial Government, and farmers’ associations in implementing an integrated rice production system.

1992

The Compromise Agreement is fully implemented, making MFI completely independent from Meralco and the government.

MFI ceases to be a holding company and becomes a purely private science foundation.

The Italian Government sends 12 MFI Institute Instructors to a three-month training in Italy as part of the Italian grant package.

1993

The first class of ITP students who were exposed to MFI Institute’s new curriculum graduates.

MFI establishes the Jalajala Family Farm School for Boys in Jalajala, Rizal.

1994

MFI replicates the Industrial Technician Program at the Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise, located in Cebu City.

1995

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation–Human Resource Development in Industrial Technology gives MFI the recognition of Exemplary Models Project in Industrial Technician Program on May 13, 1995 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

MFI replicates the Industrial Technician Program at Columban College, located in Olongapo City.

1996

The Fund for Assistance to Technician Education (FATE) is officially launched to ensure that MFI’s scholarship program is perpetual.

The Bais Family Farm School is established in Bais City, Negros Oriental.

1997

MFI launches the Continuing Rural Education (CREP) to provide out-of-school youth, women, and farmers of various Laguna municipalities with education and training.

1998

The Information Technology Program is officially launched as a two-year partial scholarship program.

1999

MFI is chosen as a Center for Excellence in the Philippines (1999-2003) by the ASEAN Economic Ministers – Ministry of International Trade and Industry and the Japan Economic Industrial Cooperation Committee (AMEICC).

2000

Tribong MFI is institutionalized to address pressing medical needs in depressed areas.

The Bayanihan Alay sa Anak ng Bayani (BASAB) project is launched by MFI and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to enable families and other dependents of AFP personnel who have died in the line of duty to receive special training programs at MFI or any of its partner institutions.

2001

MFI’s Center for Values and Professional Development is declared by the Civil Service Commission as one of its accredited training institutions on March 7, 2001 and by Meralco Foundation Institute as its accredited training provider on October 12, 2001.

2002

The Information Technology center opens.

MFI is chosen for the second time as the Model Center of Excellence in the Philippines (2002-2004).

2003

The MFI Advisory Council is established.

2004

MFI receives the ISO 9001:2000 certification from AJA Registrars.

2005

MFI is given the award Leaving No Soldier’s Orphan Behind.

MFI is chosen as the Model Center of Excellence in the Philippines (2005-2009) for the third time.

2007

MFI reaches out to the CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) region by establishing the MFI Technological Institute-Calamba branch, located in Laguna.

2009

The MFI Farm Business Institute partners with the University of Rizal System (URS) and Management Association of the Philippines to offer a ladderized agri-entrepreneurship program. The institute accepts its first class of students enrolled in BS Entrepreneurial Management (major in Farm Business program) in June.

MFI Technological Institute expands its education programs utilizing the Dual Training System. Two-year programs in Automotive and Motorcycle Technology, Industrial Mechatronics, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Technology, and Network Administration Technology were added as Industrial Technician Program majors.

2010

MFI Technological Institute becomes a certified Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) through the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers.

MFI receives the ISO 9001:2008 certification from AJA Registrars.

MFI Technological Institute moves its branch from Calamba to an MFI-owned building in Pasay City.

2011

MFI boosts its standing and foreign exposure through partnerships with international companies such as SIAST of Canada and VETASSESS of Australia, who choose MFI as its accredited technical assessment venue in the Philippines.

MFI Farm Business School opens its first community-based training program in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

2013

MFI celebrates its 40th anniversary.

2014

MFI Farm Business School reunited 280 scholars all over the Philippines for the ATI-PFD scholarship program.

CHED-NCR authorizes MFI to implement its four-year degree program, the Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education (BTTE).

2018

MFI celebrates its 45th anniversary.

Vision & Mission

Our Vision

We shall be a self-sustaining private polytechnic institute recognized as a leading provider of technological education and training, and enablers of individuals to realize their career potentials, consequently helping enterprises to grow, and communities to prosper.

Our Mission

We commit to educate students and provide technologically skilled, job-ready graduates to the industry and further enhance the capabilities of existing professionals. We commit to develop our MFI team to be competent, highly motivated and guided by values. We commit, in partnership with our interested parties, to the growth of enterprises and prosperity of communities.

Our Core Values

Respect

Integrity

Competence

Community

Innovation

Why Clients and Companies Prefer Us?

We are accessible and world class

Our goals are to make quality education accessible to every Filipino and to develop in them world-class technical skills and noteworthy work values.

We Support your Career

Designed to support one’s career goals at every life stage, our programs are focused on technologies, which are essential building blocks of future innovation in automation and controls, automotive, electronics, computer and information technology, electrical, refrigeration and metal trades.

We simulate learning with actual work environments

As a polytechnic institute, MFI combines classroom and practical learning in simulated and actual work environments, ensuring that learners gain relevant skills and values to enable them to enter the workforce, grow in one’s career, or explore new opportunities anywhere in the world.

We offer relevant programs and immense opportunities

MFI Polytechnic’s long history of close collaboration with employers guarantees its learners with employer-relevant programs and immense opportunities for work immersion, internship, and eventual, stable employment.

TRUSTEES

Mr. Jose Sandejas, Ph. D.

Chairman and President

Mr. Ramon B. Magsaysay Jr.

Trustee

Mr. William T. Torres, Ph. D.

Vice Chairman

Mr. Oscar S. Reyes

Trustee

Mr. Noel M. Dumaguit

Vice President and COO

Mr. Manolo S. Santos

Trustee

Ms. Corazon S. Dela Paz Bernardo, CPA

Treasurer

Dr. Paulino Y. Tan

Trustee

Mr. Oscar A. Barrera

Assistant Treasurer

Atty. Maria Concepcion S. Noche

Corporate Secretary

Mr. Senen C. Bacani, CPA

Trustee

Ms. Suzette M. Rubinos

Assistant Corporate Secretary

MANCOM

Mr. Jose Sandejas, Ph. D.

Mr. William T. Torres, Ph.D.

Mr. Noel M. Dumaguit

Dr. Paulino Y. Tan

Mr. Oscar Reyes

Mr. Charles M. Valencia

Dr. Paulino Y. Tan

Mr. Charles M. Valencia

Mr. Michael V. Cleofe

Ms. Jennifer A. Totaan

Mr. Ferdinand C. Francisco

Mr. Charles M. Valencia

Mr. Michael V. Cleofe

Ms. Jennifer A. Totaan

Mr. Ferdinand C. Francisco

MANAGEMENT

Mr. Charles M. Valencia

Director, Academic Affairs

Mr. Michael V. Cleofe

Manager, HR

Mr. Joey F. Orating

Manager, MIS

Mr. Arthur Valentino R. Oblena

Manager, Admin Services & Branch Manager, MFI Malabon Campus

Mr. Arlindo E. Natividad

Manager, Research and Development

Ms. Jennifer A. Totaan

Manager, Finance

Ms. Marissa D. Astrero

Supervisor, Investment, Budget, Audit and Collection

Ms. Raquel M. Rayel

Manager, Marketing and Registrar

Ms. Marian S. Villanueva

Manager, Student Services

Mr. Winston R. Mendoza

Manager, Information Technology

Mr. Ferdinand C. Francisco

Manager, Electrical and Marine

Mr. Dennis C. Porlaje

Manager, Automation and Instrumentation

Mr. Angelo E. Gualberto

Manager, Electronics and Automotive

Mr. Edmund Dy L. Guaso

Manager, Mechanical

Ms. Afril P. Teves

Manager, People Enterprises and Development

Ms. Rita R. Macabuhay

Branch Manager, MFI Jala Jala Campus

Ms. Miladee A. Crispo

Branch Manager, MFI Pasay Campus

Ms. Teresita A. Dela Cruz

Branch Supervisor, San Pedro Campus