St. Anthony College initiated a special program to help the Mangyan students while they are under the educational fold of the institution. As an initial step to help the students, the Mangyan Community, Parents, Students, Teachers Association (MACOPSTA) was organized on September 13, 2016. It is being registered at the office of Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to sustain and legalize its activities.
The philosophy behind the organization of MACOPSTA is to provide a sustainable and holistic education to Mangyan students to help them pursue their education and minimize dropouts.
The members of the association are composed of the faculty and officials of the college who work as a MOBILE TEAM. The team coordinates with government and non government extension agencies that could work together to provide assistance in addressing solutions related to social, educational and economic problems of the Mangyan students.
The MOBILE TEAM is instrumental in working out scholarship assistance from project-oriented institutions, locally and internationally, as a source of income generating projects. Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Regional Integrated Agricultural Research Center (RIARC), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) are some of the agencies that extend technical assistance to the college extension programs.