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 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 mayor Antolin A. Oreta III got a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese Studies at the Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.
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 City mayor Toby Tiangco graduated from Ateneo de Manila University. His course was Bachelor of Science in Management.
Mayor Edwin L. Olivarez took up a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Major in Management, at De La Salle University.
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.
Mayor Vico Sotto took up Political Science and graduated from Ateneo de Manila University.
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 City mayor Francis Zamora took up AB Psychology at De La Salle University and graduated in 1999.
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 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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