Pambayang Dalubhasan ng Marilao

"Where quality education is a right, not a privilege."

ALCU-Skills Competition


The Pambayang Dalubhasaan ng Marilao (PDM), one of the premier higher educational institutions in the region in providing quality subsidized tertiary education and industry training programs committed to produce competent, competitive, capable, and skillful graduates who excel in their chosen field.


Cognizant of the importance of contributing to the realization of national development goals and right of every citizen to quality education, PDM commit itself to the provision of quality education, and mold its students into productive and responsible citizens who are imbued with virtues, aware of their national heritage and proud of their local culture.


• Inculcate among students and all stakeholders a culture of excellence by communicating the school vision and mission across all sectors of the college;

• Impart knowledge through effective instruction delivered by a core of qualified and competent faculty;

• Offer relevant degree and non-degree programs that are responsive to the current needs;

• Instill social awareness among all stakeholders through relevant and worthwhile community extension programs;

• Nurture talents and skills of students through various social, cultural, and co-curricular activities;

• Assist students through provision of support services that will address varied needs and concerns;

• Tap and mold future leaders through active student involvement;

• Adapt to the changes in the society through continuing professional education of the teaching and non-teaching force;

• Contribute to the development of new knowledge through researches;

• Strengthen skills and capabilities of students through relevant exposure and establishment of linkages;

• Inculcate virtues of goodwill, integrity, nationalism, and pride in our heritage as a people.

Graduation 2019-2


In 2007, the would-be realization of a dream started from a simple conversation of four noble men: Mayor Epifanio V. Guillermo, Vice Mayor Juanito H. Santiago, Governor Joselito Mendoza and Mr. William R. Villarica: public servants, entrepreneurs, philantropists; united in thoughts and inspired by a common vision: A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR EVERY MARILENYO.

A piece of land, donated by Mr. WILLIAM VILLARICA, ATTY. HENRY & MRS. LINABELLE VILLARICA, was originally envisioned to become the third public high school in the municipality. But eventually, after hearing public clamor and understanding the plight of the marginalized sector, plans shifted to a more ambitious yet more timely decision: having our own local college.

Various suggestions and assistance started to pour in, some suggested establishing another local campus for PUP, while others opened the possibility of having Marilao Campus for Bulacan Polytechnic College. Driven by the desire to maximize the municipal government's potential to provide public service and given its financial capacity, a decision was made by the father of this municipality, MAYOR EPIFANIO V. GUILLERMO: MARILAO WILL BE AMONG THE FIRST FEW LGU's IN BULACAN TO OPERATE ITS OWN COLLEGE AND THE JOURNEY TOWARDS ITS REALIZATION STARTED.

1 Mayor Peping

The municipal government took the newest challenges with much determination, and setting the direction was taken seriously. In late 2007 Mayor Peping Guillermo created the Technical Working Group which was tasked with conducting the FEASIBILITY of operating a local college, determine financial requirements, sustainability, market needs and target beneficiaries. The result was not only positive, it was more than overwhelming.

The Sangguniang Bayan ng Marilao headed by Vice Mayor Juanito H. Santiago together with Honorable councilors Divina Espiritu-Reyes, Alexis C. Castro, Alan P. Aguilar, Andre Favian D. Santos, Allane T. Sayo, Marlon O. Villamar, Irma G. Celones, Segundo R. Angeles, ABC President Quintin F. Nieto, and SK Federation Chairman Maria Richella I. Silvestre, wasted no time and deliberation on the draft ordinance providing for the establishment of the local college started. After three readings, Municipal Ordinance 671 was finally approved and PDM was born.

The modern design of the school's edifice became an inspiration for everyone, the blue print was ready, the perspective was impressive, the budget was set, and donations poured in. Further boost was felt during the groundbreaking ceremony in February of 2009. And the construction began.

The municipal government recognized the need for legitimation, hence, application for permit to operate commenced. Coordination and consultation with the officials of the COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION-Regional Office III started in June 2009. Several compliance actions fo llowed as per instruction of Mayor Guillermo to strictly comply with all the requirements. It is good to note how CHED appreciated and commended the efforts of Mayor Epifanio V. Guillermo, Vice Mayor Juanito H. Santiago, and the entire municipal government as they became vocal about how impressive the school was going to be, judging from its documentary compliance, physical facilities, initial faculty line-up, laboratories, and library.

Inspired by CHED's comments and verbal assurance, the municipal government mobilized all concerned offices to get the school ready for June 2010. Less than three years after the simple conversation, the dream has become a reality. And to legitimize its operation, CHEDRO-III finally granted Government Permit to Operate on June 29, 2010 by virtue of GP094 for Hotel & Restaurant Management program and GP-099 for Information Technology program, covering academic years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.

2 Mayor Tito


April 26, 2010-first day of enrollment

PDM became an important landmark along MacArthur Highway as hundreds of students headed to the campus to be among its first enrollees.

May 5, 2010- Inauguration and Blessing of PDM

A historic date, as the entire people of Marilao implored GOD'S guidance and took a major leap as one people towards the realization of A DREAM: MARILAO'S OWN LOCAL COLLEGE - THE PAMBAYANG DALUBHASAAN NG MARILAO.


Few days before the scheduled opening of classes, CHED Supervisors, together with the members of the Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT) visited PDM to validate and certify that the college is ready to operate.


BS in Information Technology & BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management- the first two curricular offerings of the college. June 16, 2010- the very first day classes 769- total number of first batch of enrollees Dr. Milagros B. David - the first college President Mayor Epifanio V. Guillermo - the first Chairman of the Board of Trustees


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