Boracay Island Water Company or Boracay Water, a Manila Water Philippine Ventures Company (MWPC) has selected the Aklan State University as one of the 5 higher education institutions (HEIs) in Panay Island to be its educational institution partner in promoting students' enrichment of learning and in providing opportunities for career placement, particularly to engineering students and graduates. The other institutions in Western Visayas that were selected as educational partners included the Aklan Polytechnic College, University of San Agustin, University of the Philippines - Visayas, and Central Philippine University.
Boracay Water had been serving the water necessities of Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan and has opened its doors to the academe in accepting student interns and apprentice. According to Mr. Reginald M. Andal, Human Resource Head of the MWPC, training students and hiring graduates of local schools are not only helping employment but also believing that these graduates have skills comparable and competitive with those who finished their degrees from urban areas. Likewise, Mr. Virgilio C. Rivera, President and CEO of MWPC said that their company has for years been in the forefront in addressing the global issue on clean water provision in the communities it serves. They have expanded their services not only in the whole country but in some key regions in Asia.
As a chosen partner of Boracay Water and MWPC, ASU was presented a certificate of appreciation during the MOA Signing Ceremony held at the Luxent Hotel, Quezon City on October 27, 2016. The activity's theme focused on "Enhancing capabilities and gearing up for collaborative growth."#