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Here Are The Courses These NCR City Mayors Took In College

From Film to Psychology.
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Have you ever been curious about the courses our public officials took in college? College courses aren’t always the best indication of what career path you can take after graduation, and these mayors are proof. In case you’re curious, here are the college degrees of 11 city mayors in NCR.

Makati

Makati City mayor Abby Binay took up Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology, Major in Human Settlements and Planning at the University of the Philippines – Los Banos. 

Malabon

Malabon mayor Antolin A. Oreta III got a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese Studies at the Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. 

Manila

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Mayor Francisco Domagoso, better known as Isko Moreno, studied Public Administration in Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. He also took up courses in local legislation and local finance at University of the Philippines –Diliman as well as an executive education program at Harvard University and a strategic leadership program in Oxford University. 

Navotas

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Navotas City mayor Toby Tiangco graduated from Ateneo de Manila University. His course was Bachelor of Science in Management. 

Parañaque

Mayor Edwin L. Olivarez took up a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Major in Management, at De La Salle University. 

Pasay

Mayor Imelda “Emi” Calixto-Rubiano graduated with a BA degree in Behavioral Science at University of Santo Tomas. On the official website of the Pasay City government, it is also stated that the mayor studied Fashion Designing at an International School of Fashion in San Juan. 

Pasig

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Mayor Vico Sotto took up Political Science and graduated from Ateneo de Manila University. 

Quezon City

Quezon City mayor Joy Belmonte graduated with a Social Sciences course from Ateneo de Manila University. She also got a Master’s Degree in Philosophy at the University College London and a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies at the Leicester University in the U.K. 

San Juan

San Juan City mayor Francis Zamora took up AB Psychology at De La Salle University and graduated in 1999.

Taguig

Taguig City mayor Lino Cayetano got his Communications degree at University of the Philippines – Diliman. He also received a degree in Film at New York University. 

Valenzuela

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Valenzuela City mayor Rex Gatchalian graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Political Science at George Washington University, with Marketing and Psychology as his secondary fields of study.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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