The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. in the province of Negros Oriental on Thursday morning turned over a two-classroom school building to the Batinguel Elementary School in Dumaguete City.
Neileen Wale, principal of the Batinguel Elementary School said the two-classroom building is donated by Mr. and Mrs. Co Kin Hung.
Wale said she is happy with the additional two school buildings inside the campus so that by the opening of classes next week they can use the said facility, most likely for Grade VI students.
Engr. Gregorio Uymatiao, Jr, vice president of the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce said the school building project is under “Operation Barrio Schools” a project of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Incorporated and Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Dumaguete/Negros Oriental Incorporated 2011.
Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria lauded the chamber for its support for Dumaguete, especially in the construction of the school building.
The city will continue to support the education needs in the city, said the mayor, as he also lauded the OIC city schools division superintendent Dr. Ramir Uytico for his ideas in improving and enhancing the quality of education in Dumaguete.
Also present to witness the turnover of the school building were businessman Edward Lee of the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Uytico, teachers, parents and students.
Rev. Father Ferdinand Ferraren of the Diocese of Dumaguete administered the blessing of the two classroom building. (PNA) JFP