1988: A Computer Entrepreneur was Born
On February 15, 1988, Manny P. Del Prado, an engineering graduate from De La Salle
University Manila and grandson of one of Imus Cavite's most illustrious citizen the late
Dr. Lorenzo Paredes (Founder of Imus Institute - the biggest private Secondary School in
the province of Cavite) decided to become a computer entrepreneur and established Imus
Computer Center in Room No. 4 of Ilano Building, Nueno Avenue, Imus Cavite. It was the
first computer time rental center in the town of Imus.
1989: Hardware, Software, Training
Imus Computer Center added short term computer training as one of its services and in
no time it became one of the most popular computer training centers in the province of
Cavite. Manny P. Del Prado has likewise included computer hardware sales and computer
software development as part of its services. Imus Rural Bank became the first Computer
Hardware customer of Imus Computer Center when they purchased an IBM compatible personal
computer for its Bank operations. Liwayway Marketing Corporation, makers of Oishi Crackers,
became the first Software Development customer of Imus Computer Center when they signed
the contract for ICC to develop their Payroll System.
1990: Computer Tie-Up
Interest in computer has increased tremendously among school owners, administrators
and students. Several schools have approached ICC to hire them as consultants to teach
their students on how to use the computer. The Queen of Angels Learning Center in Imus
Cavite became the first Elementary School to hire ICC for computer tie-up services.
Immaculate Conception Academy (ICA) in Dasmariņas, Cavite became the first secondary school
to hire ICC for Computer tie-up services. Imus Institute became the first tertiary
school to hire ICC for Computer tie-up services.
1991: The Cavite Computer Society
Manny P. Del Prado became a member of the biggest organization of computer professionals
in the Philippines, The Philippine Computer Society (PCS). Officers of the PCS requested
Mr. Del Prado to establish the PCS chapter in the province of Cavite and so the Cavite
Computer Society was born with Manny Del Prado as founding President. In November of 1991,
Manny P. Del Prado became part of the 1st Philippine Delegation to the COMDEX/Fall Computer
Exhibit in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1992: Corporate Computer Training
Imus Computer Center added Corporate Training as an added service. The International
Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) in Silang, Cavite hired ICC to conduct a two-month
computer literacy seminar for its local staff. The National Reinsurance Corporation of the
Philippines in Makati City hired ICC to introduce Computers to their staff as part of its
initial computerization efforts.
1993: Computer School
The Department of Education Culture and Sports (DECS) at this time was trying to
streamline the offering of computer courses in the Philippines due to the proliferation
of computer schools without the necessary permits. ICC applied for and was granted a
government permit to offer short term courses in Computer Concepts, Word Processing,
Spreadsheets and Database Management System. ICC represented by its President and Founder
Manny Del Prado, was again part of the Philippine delegation to the COMDEX/Fall 1993 Computer
Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
1994: 40 Students Initial Enrollment
ICC decided to concentrate on its computer school operations. ICC applied for and
was granted government recognition to offer a 2-Year Computer Programming course. The
initial batch of enrollees for the 2-Year Computer Programming course was 40 students.
1995: Tie-Up with Singaporean Company
ICC expanded its course offering. It applied for and was granted government
recognition to offer 2-Year Computer Secretarial, 2-Year Computer Technician and 2-Year
Computer Aided Drafting and Design courses. The 2-Year Computer Aided Drafting and Design
was part of the technology transfer agreement that ICC signed with Advanced Technologies
and Solutions (ATS) of Singapore. Enrollment for School year 1995-1996 increased by more
than 200%. The DECS - Technical Vocational Division reorganized all technology-based
schools in Southern Tagalog and formed the Private Technical Vocational Educators
Association (PTVEA). ICC President Manny Del Prado was elected PTVEA Secretary.
1996: Internet Connection
ICC installed an Internet Connection with a Manila-based dial-up Internet Service
Provider and became the first Computer School in Imus to introduce its students to the
new technology of the World Wide Web. ICC has likewise reengineered its curriculum and
phased out most of it's DOS-based computer subjects in lieu of the Windows based
1997: Branching Out
ICC made a strategic move to branch out to other places. In the first semester of
school year 1997-1998, ICC opened ICC Las Piņas. It was ICC's first branch outside Cavite
located at the 2nd floor of Cuevas Bldg., Pamplona 1, Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Piņas City.
In the 2nd semester of school year 1997-1998, ICC opened ICC Rosario in the 2nd floor of
Ricasata Bldg., Gen. Trias Drive, Rosario, Cavite.
1998: TESDA was born
The functions of the DECS Technical Vocational Department and the National Manpower &
Youth Council were merged to form the Technical Education and Skills Development
Authority (TESDA). Together with its birth TESDA reorganized the Technical Vocational
Education & Training (TVET) policies in the Philippines. ICC President Manny Del Prado
became one of the facilitators in a regional conference called by TESDA to discuss the
implementation of the Unified TVET Program Registration and Accreditation System (UTPRAS).
ICC Rosario moved to a bigger place in the 2nd floor of Royal Star Bldg., Gen. Trias,
Rosario Cavite. ICC was among the first school in Cavite to be given Program
Registrations by TESDA.
1999: ICC GMA was born
ICC GMA was born in the 2nd floor of Evangelista Bldg., Gen. Mariano Alvarez, Cavite.
ICC was the first Computer School chain to open in the town of GMA . ICC amended its
Articles of Incorporation and changed its name from Imus Computer Center to Imus Computer
College. TESDA has likewise issued new certificates of registration to the different ICC
branches to recognize its new competency-based curriculum.
2000: PTVEA, Lions Club & Microsoft
ICC President and Founder Manny P. Del Prado was elected President of the Private
Technical Vocational Educators Association of Region IV. PTVEA is the biggest association
of technical schools in Region IV with a combined Enrollment of more than 20,000 students.
ICC celebrated its 12th foundation anniversary with a sports festival in Gen. Trias Sports
Center, Gen. Trias, Cavite. ICC President Manny P. Del Prado was appointed Las Piņas (Host)
Lions Club Youth Outreach Chairman. ICC has likewise signed School Agreement No. 228369
with Microsoft Corporation.
2001: 1,000 Student Enrollment
ICC Dasmariņas was born in the 4th floor of Virginia Mansions, Aguinaldo Highway,
Dasmariņas, Cavite. ICC celebrated its 13th Foundation Anniversary with a Sports Festival
in the Cavite Provincial Gym, Trece Martirez City. ICC held its 7th Commencement Exercise
at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). ICC enrollment surpassed the
1,000 student enrollment mark for the first time in the first semester of school year
2001-2002. ICC represented by its President Manny P. Del Prado and Finance Director
Lordjie Del Prado, attended COMDEX/ASIA'2001 Computer Conference and Exhibition at the
Singapore International Convention Center.
2002: No. 1 in Cavite
ICC Celebrated its 14th foundation anniversary with a sports festival in the Emilio
Aguinaldo Gym in Dasmariņas, Cavite. ICC held its 8th Commencement Exercises at the
Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). ICC enrollment surpassed the 1,250
student enrollment mark for the first time in the first semester of school year 2001-2002.
ICC, represented by Julie Ramos (Open Category) and Raul Cortez Jr. (Youth Category) won
the Cavite Information Technology Competition sponsored by TESDA Cavite.
2003: Microsoft Champion in Cavite & Region 4
ICC, represented by Marilou Arbolante, won the Microsoft Skills Olympics in the
province of Cavite and in Southern Tagalog region. ICC held its 9th Commencement Exercises
at PICC with the theme, "The ICC Graduate: I'm Committed & Competent". ICC had a faculty
development and team building workshop at the Holiday Inn Mimosa Hotel, Clark Field,
Pampanga. Another ICC branch was born at the Sycamore Center, Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang,
2004: Microsoft Authorized Testing Center
ICC became a Microsoft Authorized Testing Center for Microsoft Office applications.
With the signing of the agreement, ICC students could earn the globally recognized Microsoft
Specialist and Microsoft Expert certifications at the convenience of the school's
environment. ICC held its 16th foundation anniversary at the Emilio Aguinaldo Gym in
Dasmarinas, Cavite. The theme of the event was ICC at 16: Shaping the New Generation.
ICC held its 10th commencement exercises at the PICC with the theme, "The ICC Community:
Education is our Future!" The ICC 2004 faculty development seminar was held at the Subic
International Hotel at Subic, Zambales.
2005: ICC Bacoor was born
ICC Bacoor was born at the 3rd Floor of Ching Bldg in Molino, Bacoor. ICC
launched its community outreach program, in line with the National Service Training Program
(NSTP), with the institutionalization of the "Free Internet Training" to the different public
high schools near the respective ICC branch. ICC graduates achieved a 58% passing rate in the
National Certificate exams administered by TESDA. The passing rate is above the national
passing rate of 47.2%. ICC enrollment surpassed the 1,500 mark.