The Interworld Colleges Foundation Inc., (ICF for brevity) is a private learning institution devoted exclusively to the service of knowledge, skills and values. This school is owned and managed by Madame Eleanor Contreras-Coliamco under the administration and supervision of one of her daughters, Madame Mary Ann Coliamco-Pabalan. ICF is a non-sectarian or non-religious school but one of its sound objectives which is to mold every learner into a God-fearing individual remains foremost. Indeed, ICF respects every religious denomination. More so, ICF at present is under the supervision and control of three (3) government agencies namely: Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Department of Education (DepED).
This school was first named as Interworld College of Technology, Inc. (ICT Inc.) on April 16, 1991 and it comprised of five (5) members of the Board of Trustees. At first, ICT Inc., was purely a technical vocational tertiary school with a meager number of students. It was in 1995 when this school changed its name which underwent a legal process. Madame Eleanor C. Coliamco became the president of this private learning institution on April 16, 1996. From then on there were changes under the management of Madame Coliamco.
Not so long after 1995, the Board of Trustees implemented a major restructuring of the school organization and hired a group of competent teachers to meet the need for quality education. The first director of ICF was Madame Maria Aguinaldo who cooperatively worked to secure government recognition from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for the full operation of the degree courses like Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE), Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BSEEd), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) and the TESDA courses like Computer Programming, Computer Secretarial, Computer Technician, Associate in Computer Technology, Hotel and Restaurant Management (now called Food and Beverage), Electronics and Auto Diesel Mechanics (ADM). Working harmoniously with Madame Maria Aguinaldo were Atty. Cherry C. Coliamco, the eldest child of Madame Eleanor C. Coliamco, Mr. Noel Linsao, the Secretary and Mr. Ronald Pontanilla, the Guidance Counselor. During the school year 1999-2000, the ICF, Inc. was granted a permit to operate a Pre-Elementary Education under the supervision of DepED (formerly DECS) under the managerial efficiency of Madame Eleanor C. Coliamco.
In school year 2000-2001, a remarkable increase in the number of enrollees prompted the management to build additional classrooms to accommodate the growing population. The prime objective of the institution was to provide affordable education to children of the low-income families of the locality by offering scholarship grants to less fortunate but deserving students. Madame Rosario A. Bautista was the principal of the basic education department (elementary and high school). It was during these times when Mr. Catalino Sabado was admitted in this school as the School Administrator and shared his skills in computer system.
It was in June 2002 when Madame Mary Ann Coliamco- Pabalan took the place of her older sister Madame Cherry Coliamco in running the school. Eventually Madame Mary Ann Coliamco-Pabalan became the School Registrar and Mr. Arnold Adaoag as the Assistant School Registrar. It was during the management of Madame Pabalan when the next director of ICF entered the school. She was Madame Ines Obcena, who served the school for two (2) years, 2005-2007. Madame Obcena shared her expertise in classroom management which she gained from the United States of America for more than a decade. Sharing her experiences with Madame Mary Ann Coliamco-Pabalan, she focused on the teaching-learning processes rather than changing the operation system of the school. In that sense, Madame Obcena always said that the best way to sell the school was to provide the students the best education.
In June 2007, Dr. Restituto Abella took over as the School Director. He served the school for four (4) years as director which started in school year 2007 until his untimely demise on May 19, 2011. Before Dr. Abella became the Director he was the Dean of the Education Department of this school from 2001 to May 2007.
Under his leadership, Dr. Abella made some changes in the operation of the school. One of these was the restatement of the ICF Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives. In June 2009, the new college building was completely built and equipped with modern gadgets and facilities and with so much excitement, the members of the college department occupied the new building. Reshuffling of the key positions was made in the same year (2009), like: Madame Pilar Mayo who was then the Guidance Counselor, was appointed as the Principal in the Secondary Department, Madame Marissa Gaspar as the Principal in the Elementary Department while Dr. Florentina Aquino, who was the high school principal was appointed as School Guidance Counselor. The pioneers of this school, Mr. Cesar C. Gaspar and Mr. Edwin Granil, who never declined their loyalty were promoted to Internal Coordinator and Liaison Officer, respectively. Dr. Abella stressed values among teachers and department heads in the work place because he believed that desirable values among teachers could make the services of the school more effective and efficient. Dr. Abella wanted more changes for the improvement of the school but unfortunately he died on May 19, 2011.
In June 2010 a considerable restructuring happened with the creation of the Human Resource Department as suggested by the Commission on Higher Education. Atty. Rosario Embry Gaspar was hired to head the department. Since then she has been meticulously doing her work in the recruitment, selection and placement of new teachers and administrative staff in compliance with the requirements and qualifications provided by the government bureaus such as CHED and TESDA, DepEd and DOLE. Another notable change was the creation of Research and Extension Office headed by Mr. Benny Aguinaldo, likewise in compliance with the requirements of the Commission on Higher Education.
The untimely demise of Dr. Restituto Abella on May 19, 2011, made the school management cautiously chose someone from the academe to occupy the position to prevent managerial vacuum, thus, Madame Eleanor C. Coliamco appointed Madame Ligaya B. Austria, a retired Division English Supervisor of the Department of Education for the Province of Tarlac, as the new Director of the school. Madame Ligaya B. Austria was actually admitted in June 2010 as Dean of Academic Affairs. Her advocacy of "SPEAK ENGLISH LANGUAGE WELL" has attracted many clients which made the school management offer a short course for Speech Enhancement Program. At present, under her leadership, Madame Ligaya B. Austria has made initial changes. Then in June 2011, Engr. Cesar C. Gaspar was also appointed as School Registrar, replacing Madame Mary Ann Coliamco-Pabalan who is now the Secretary of the School Board but in the meantime she is on leave for she went to the United States of America to study. Another exciting reform in ICF is the newly reorganized computer department which will soon be launching a new program as a response to the consistent change in the computer technology.
In cognizance therefore of the responsibility as an institution of learning, in molding young learners, and in developing them for their eventual place in society, ICF Inc., strives to perform its modest role of being just a little tooth in the whole educational system. It embraces the belief that every learner can learn with confidence. It takes the challenge to share in the task of nation building by continuously upgrading its capacity to provide and render service expected of it through enlistment of competent teachers and providing quality education to students.