Filipino-Chinese NGOs donate classrooms to CHET

By jtabangcura - Posted on 13 October 2016


Two school buildings with four classrooms were officially turned over to the College of Home Economics and Technology on October 1, 2016 by the Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCII), the Philippine Society of Baking and the Filipino Chinese Bakery Association.

Before the signing of the Deed of Donation and symbolic turn-over, a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony was held at the building located behind the CHET and the Home Management Guest House. The ribbon cutting was done by members of FFCCII headed by Bonifacio Lui and Henry Ah and BSU officials led by Dr. Feliciano G. Calora, Jr. The dedication ceremony was officiated by Rev. Agustin B. Lizardo III of the Episcopal Church of the Philippines.

“Our donors came over in March last year when they conducted a Free Seminar to our faculty members and students on Wheat Flour and Products and on the packaging of baked products at the same time donated one heavy duty mixer for our baking room. It was that time that our donors, particularly Mr. Henry Ah signified to give us additional classrooms to accommodate the growing population of the college. After some discussions with the University administration, the project started last November 2015 and was finished early this year in time for the First Semester. Since we really need additional classrooms, we were given the go signal to use the rooms even prior to the forma turn-over thus we started using these classrooms last August,” said CHET Dean, Pelin Belino during the turnover.

BSU President, Dr. Feliciano G. Calora Jr. expressed his gratitude for the donation saying that it will help the initiatives of the University to ensure food security.

The ribbon cutting and turnover was also attended by Mr. Bien Enrico Ah and Mr. Christopher Ah from the Philippine Society of Baking and Peter Sy of the FFCCII Baguio Chapter.

In the afternoon of October 1, the group also conducted a free seminar and demonstration on bread baking.//JST