Two school buildings with four classrooms became an early Christmas present of the Federation of FilipinoChinese Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Inc. (FFCCII) in their “Operation Barrio
Schools” project to two elementary schools in Baguio City on December 6. FFCCII representatives led by William Castro, vice president and other officials, including along with the Peter Ng, president of Baguio Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (BFCCCI), led the inauguration of first school building-two classroom at Lucban Elementary School, Barangay Happy Homes,
Baguio City.

Castro who is a well-known businessman and philanthropies is the benefactor of the said school building, along with Anthony Chan. Helen Culaling-Acop, school principal is very grateful to FFCCII and BFCCCI for the third school building they donated to the school, which is a great help to the increasing number of school learners every year. Led by Dr. Lily Lim, as the benefactor led the inauguration of the second school building2 classroom at Loakan Elementary School, Baguio City, with Soledad Go, wife and representative of Congressman Mark Go, as a partnership in the project.

“I encourage you students today to improve your studies and when you are in college, force yourself to learn the word “mandarin” because FFCCCII is not only focused on school building, but on the
scholarship program, which is ready you study in China. We hope that the word mandarin will also become a subject in the Philippines, so that they will not have difficulty if they work in China,” said Lim, vice chairperson or Education of FFCCCII. According to Ng, currently, FFCCCII has distributed 6,400 school buildings to various elementary schools throughout the country, including the simulant project in 1960.

A total of 25 school building also donated in various schools in Baguio City and nearby province of Benguet. “Since the creation of the FFCCCII in 1954, which includes 170 chambers across the country, it has now become a ‘pet project’ to provide a school building to help with the lack of classrooms to support the continued increase in the number of students. Education is very important to our youth and no matter what they achieve in the future, they themselves will be able to think of helping people in need,” said Ng. Ng said, next year FFCCCII plans to share a two-storey
school building and above, especially in schools that have little vacant space, which benefactors will help each other.


Amianan Balita Ngayon