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Monday, March 1, 2010

Alimodian Firsts: Francisco A. Alger

Francisco A. Alger
First Certified Public Accountant

     The man who was to become the first certified public accountant of Alimodian was born on January 29, 1918 to Isaac Alger and Perpetua Alzate of this community.

     After finishing his elementary and high school education from Iloilo Central School and Iloilo High School, respectively, he studied at the Jose Rizal College, graduating in 1948 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce. That same year, he took the CPA board examination and passed it.

    After passing the CPA board, he began practicing his profession, serving various companies . He was the principal partner of Francisco A. Alger and Associates, an accounting firm in Iloilo City.

    Not content with keeping his knowledge all to himself, Mr. Alger joined the teaching profession as faculty member of the Iloilo City Colleges, now the University of Iloilo. From there, he progressed to become the dean of the College of Commerce, University of Iloilo, from 1952 to 1990. He, himself, holds a Master in Business Administration from Central Philippine University.

    He presently resides with his wife, Alma Velez, in Tanza, Iloilo City. They have seven children.

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