Andres Soriano College
- Not to be confused with De La Salle Andres Soriano Memorial College in Toledo City, Cebu.
Kolehiyong Andres Soriano ng Bislig
|South East Pacific Institute|
Andres Soriano Institute
Andres Soriano Junior College
Andres Soriano Colleges, Inc.
Andres Soriano College
|Type||Private, Co-ed, Non-sectarian|
Andres Soriano Ave., Mangagoy,
|Campus||one campus, urban|
|School President||Mrs. Paciencia Macaranas-Malazarte|
Andres Soriano Colleges of Bislig, Inc. (ASCB), or more popularly known by their old acronym ASC, is a private, non-sectarian and non-stock educational institution established in 1952 located in Andres Soriano Ave., Mangagoy, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines. It offers elementary and secondary education (junior & senior high), as well as various college courses. The institution is named in memory of Andrés Soriano, Sr., a prominent Filipino businessman.
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In 1952, Civic Spirited Citizens formed a nucleus to establish a school named “South East Pacific Institute”. This was changed to Andres Soriano Institute in 1954, Andres Soriano Junior College in 1967, and renamed Andres Soriano Colleges, Incorporated in 1971; and finally registered with the SEC on June 17, 1971.
Classes formally started under the old wooden and nipa building of thirteen (13) classrooms, with one hundred thirty-nine (139) high school students. The school made its name with the advent of the elementary department in 1968. Due to the demands of the high school graduates within and outside of the community, collegiate courses like 2-year Secretarial Course, Bachelor of Arts (AB), Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC), Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BSEEd) and the College of Forestry were opened.
As an offshoot of its growing population, a two-storey L-shaped building was constructed. The typing laboratory and the speech laboratory were improved. In 1982, the Graduate School was opened to address the demand for a formal course in higher studies among professionals in both private and public schools.
A progressive type two-storey concrete building was built, housing the College Library, Audio-Visual Room, Air conditioned Computer Rooms/Laboratories were stationed. Eventually, the College of Computer Science and Bachelor in Accountancy added attraction to the school. To date, there are thirty-six computer units for students taking Associate and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS).
Just like any other organization/institution, Andres Soriano College has its own crisis and problems. However, due to the concerted effort, dedication and commitment of faithful leaders, members, teachers, parents and stakeholders, the school was able to hurdle these problems and challenges.
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