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THE FISHER VALLEY COLLEGE:

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE THROUGH QUALITY CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

THE FISHER VALLEY COLLEGE (TFVC) is the only private educational institution in Taguig City with curricular offerings rup to from pre-school, ele-mentary, secondary, vocational-technical, and college levels. It is located in Barangay Hagonoy, Taguig City. The school is a co-educational, Christ-centered institution committed to de-velop skills, knowledge, and attitude for the individual to become self-reliant, responsible and be a useful citizen of the nation. The college founders believe that =Faith in God‘ gives meaning and purpose to human life, and man as a free moral agent that will certainly devote efforts toward nation building. The school assumes the responsibility of putting in the youth of today the true value of a Filipino and its culture as basic elements in the attainment of national development and unity.

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

The Fisher Valley College is located at No. 5, M.L. Quezon St., Hagonoy, Taguig City. proposal to establish a school was approved by the incorporators.

On November 25, 1986, the Securities and Exchange Commission under SEC Reg. No. 136699 approved the Articles of Incorporation of the school for elementary up to college levels. Rebecca Yap, who by profession is an educator and is well involved in the field of education, then became the institution‘s forerunner.

The Fisher Valley School was the name given to the institution following Lord Jesus Christ‘s calling on his flock to be "Fishers of Men." Another reason for its name is that it is strategically located in the fishing village of Taguig.

The first three years of the school was a great challenge to the people behind this institution of learning. With a handful of teachers, moderators and parents working hand in hand in the spirit of togetherness, obstacles were brought to a well-taken solution.

Having complied with the law and all requirements, the school was granted by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) its permit to operate. However, greater and better things happened to the Fisher Valley School. The Kinder-garten and Elementary Departments were given full government recognition (No. P-0015 and No. E-0010 series of 1991) by DECS.

Year after year, the school strives to improve the standard of education. Moderators and faculty members are screened and trained to live up to its slogan "Low Tuition Fee/Quality Education." The fees truthfully are minimal and affordable and cater to the needs of the average, high, and low-income level groups in the community. The school directress Rebecca Yap has kept her promise to the people of Taguig and suburbs that this school is here to stay to take active part in the moulding of the youth in this part of Metro Manila through Christian education.

On May 30, 1993, the Board of Trustees applied for a change of institutional name from Fisher Valley School to Fisher Valley Academy. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the said application on July 7, 1993. Consequently, the High School Department also received Government recognition on March 1, 1995.

The Fisher Valley Academy has truly been blessed by God. A College Department with many academic offerings to choose from was opened in June 1996. The name Fisher Valley Academy was changed to The Fisher Valley College and was ap-proved by the SEC on January 16, 1996. (Turn to page 11 for continuation).