The CHMSC Alijis Campus officially became the beneficiary of a generous two-classroom donation from the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. and its Bacolod Chapter last July 10.
The donation was made under the auspices of “Operation: Barrio Schools” which aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of education primarily through the construction of school buildings and support facilities.
According to their primer, “Operation: Barrio Schools” started in 1960 and has since supported the education program of eight Philippine Presidents, since the time of President Carlos P. Garcia.
When asked by local media about how crucial the donation was, CHMSC President Sorolla answered (translated from the vernacular), “Due to the increase in our enrollment, we’ve been busy this year. This is the all-time high enrollment for the Alijis Campus so we really need the additional classrooms.”
The president was also asked to give a comment on the issue of campus hazing and very true to his Green Culture dimension, he stated (translated from the vernacular), “To prove our loyalty as an organization, maybe we can also show that through a different manner, right? Other than an activity that can cause the death of our students.”
Concurrent with the Green Culture dimension of the college, Enrique Chua, Chairman of Welfare Commission, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber also remarked, “To uplift the standard of education in the Philippines, we believe that education is the only way to prosperity.”
The Blessing and Turnover Ceremony was made possible through the constant leadership of the Alijis Executive Director Engr. Albert Joseph Gonzalo Monge and the Institute of Information Technology Dean Engr. Ronald John Sayson who are at the forefront of the development plans for the campus.
Also in attendance in this milestone for quality education are Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, and Committee on Education Chairman Councilor Archie Baribar.
With such collaboration between the government, the industry, and the College, the triple helix is at work and the Green CHMSC vision is gradually coming to fruition as the college moves towards a university status in the near future.