In 2004, the former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo made a pronouncement making pre-elementary education a pre-requisite to enrolment in grade school. This has prompted the Education Committee of Perpetual Help Credit Cooperative, Inc. (PHCCI) headed by Director Francisca “Babes” Custodio to make a study on the feasibility of establishing a PHCCI Learning Center, offering an affordable quality pre-elementary education to children and relatives of PHCCI members of low income families. The proposal was presented and approved by the Board as per Resolution No. 51 Series of 2004 thru the leadership of Atty. Sionne V. Aujero-Gaspay. Thus, Perpetual Help Learning Center (PHLC) was created. It shall pursue the objectives of pre-elementary education prescribed by DepEd which aims to develop the spiritual, moral, mental and physical capabilities of the child, provide him with experiences in the democratic way of life and inculcate ideas and attitudes necessary for enlightened, patriotic, upright and useful citizenship.
The Perpetual Help Learning Center (PHLC) started its operation last June, 2005. It is a non-sectarian pre-elementary education for Nursery, Kindergarten-I and Kindergarten-II, founded on the belief that education as a process, prepares the child for academic excellence and good life, made possible by providing means for social-adjustment, morality and self-discipline. It offers the lowest school fees with quality service. The School Principal was given the responsibility to run the school in accordance to the policies of the DepEd and the objectives of the PHLC, and report directly any and all policies/procedures to be implemented for the day-to-day operation of the school and any plans for expansion and programs to the Chair of the Education Committee which serve as the link between the PHCCI Board and the committee running the school.
From 2005 to 2012 the school made a considerable increase in enrollees for its Nursery, Kindergarten One and Two Classes. The pupils from this school can compete academically, with the pupils from other private schools. Enhance training of the pupils is given to achieve academic excellence. The school provides an appraisal system as a basis for the improvement of instructional, supervisory and pupil performance. It also facilitates and accelerates teacher’s development through linkages with other agencies involved in the promotion of education and the establishment of the teacher-upgrading unit in the school.
Grade 1 Class was opened last June 2013. A new name “PHCCI MPC Tacloban Academy Inc.,” was granted to us by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Certificate No. CN 201326084 dated January 18, 2013. Government Permit No. 007 S. 2013 dated March 1, 2013 was awarded to us by the DepEd Region 8 Office. Our application for Government Recognition – Elementary Education Curriculum (Grades I to VI) has been approved by the DepEd Regional Office 8 per Government Permit No. 017, Series of 2014.
The Groundbreaking Ceremonies for the new three-storey building to accommodate Grade I to VI pupils and Pre-School pupils was made last August 5, 2013. We started using the newly constructed three (3) storey building for the School Year 2014 – 2015.