Filipino-Chinese biz groups turn over 3-story school building to Mandaue

THE Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) in cooperation with the Cebu Mandaue Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (CMFCCC) has turned over a three-story school building to Tingub Elementary School in Mandaue City.

The turnover of the new school building is under the FFCCCII’s Operation: Barrio Schools program.

According to the FFCCCII, the building with six classrooms is a milestone since it is the first-ever such school building constructed under the Operation: Barrio Schools program. The standard school building is only one story with two classrooms.

FFCCCII executive vice president Mary Go Ng, vice president Dr. Cecilio Pedro and CMFCCCII president Lucio Tapnio led the turnover of the building to Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes, Mandaue City Rep. Emmarie Ouano-Dizon, DepEd Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Nimfa Bongo, School Principal Gemma Tangoan and Tingub Barangay Captain Mario Bihag.

Consul Jia Li of the People’s Republic of China also graced the occasion.

The donors who generously extended support for the completion of the school building are retired ambassador Francisco Benedicto, Gaisano Capital Foundation Inc., Anchor Land Holdings, Carlos Co, Johnson Ng, Wilcon Depot Inc., Yang Hong Jiang, Chan lap Sung, Jacinto Ty, Chua Tian It, Than Cuan, Justin Uy and Tan Yan Kee Foundation Inc.

The Operation: Barrio Schools is a flagship program of FFCCCII since 1961. To date, more than 6,000 units of two-classroom school buildings equivalent to more than 12,000 classrooms have been turned over to public schools across the country.