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Monday, February 22, 2010

Alimodian Firsts: David Rodriguez

David Rodriguez
First Holder of Master of Arts Degree

David Rodriguez is the first holder of a master’s degree in our town. He was born on June 22, 1907 to Jose Rodriguez and Francisca Amaguin, both residents of this community.

He finished his elementary education at the Alimodian Elementary School and his secondary education at Siliman Institute. He wanted to become an educator and he took up Bachelor of Science in Education at the same institution and graduated in 1934.

He joined the faculty of Philippine Women’s College, Iloilo City, where he taught chemistry for 37 years. While teaching at that college, he took up post graduate courses at Central Philippine University and finished Master of Arts degree in 1954.

After his retirement from the teaching profession, he joined the Rural Bank of Alimodian (Iloilo) and served as its president-manager for five years until his death on March 29, 1977.

Mr. Rodriguez is married to Dafrosa Alcon with whom he has two children, Florante, a CPA, and Laura, a Master of Arts graduate and an instructor in a Normal School in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.

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