On November 10, 2017, representatives from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau IV CALABARZON attended the 2nd Commencement Exercises for the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) National Certificate II of Rizal Quarry Academy, Inc., headed by RD Samuel T. Paragas, President and Chairman of the Board, at the Solid Cement Corporation Pavillion, Barangay San Jose Tagbac, Antipolo City.

The Graduation Rites began with the Welcome Address given by Ms. Angelita I. Lee, RQAI Vice President for Finance and President of Eastern Rizal Miners Association, while Dr. Limuel Cirineo, Director – Marikina Polytechnic College gave the opening message.

The Confirmation of Graduates and Graduation Message was given by RD Samuel T. Paragas. Certificates for Shielded Arc Metal Welding were given to the 18 graduates of the course. After the distribution of certificates, Mr. Aris Estropegan, Class Valedictorian, gave the Valedictory Address, while Mr. Mario Munar gave his heart warming success story. The Closing Remarks was given by Mr. Rolly Angeles, VP for Planning and Research and President Montalban Aggregate Producers Association.

Rizal Quarry Academy, Inc. (RQAI), organized by the Mines and Geosciences IV CALABARZON, Eastern Rizal Miners Association (ERMA), and Montalban Aggregate Producers Association (MAPA), is a non-profit and non-stock organization that aims to assist the quarry industry of the Province of Rizal through manpower skills and capabilities. RQAI offers free TESDA courses that aide and complement the best practices in quarry operations.

RD Samuel T. Paragas gives his Graduation Message to the Graduates of Shielded Metal Arc Welding National Certificate II

Shielded Metal Arc Welding National Certificate II graduates together with the Board Members of Rizal Quarry Academy, Inc.


by: Philippe Michael T. Granada                                     December 27, 2017