On April 14, 2004, the 12th Congress passed Republic Act No. 9289
On April 14, 2004, the 12th Congress passed Republic Act No. 9289, which converts the Marikina Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) into the Marikina Polytechnic College.
The act gave MPC the structure and powers of a higher education institution, aimed towards technical education and skills development goals, further strengthened by the College’s partnership with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)