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Bizmen hand over
school buildings in city

BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. Negros Oriental Thursday morning turned over a two-classroom schoolbuilding 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 to have the additional school building and that, when classes open next week, they will use it most likely, for Grade VI students.

 Gregorio Uymatiao Jr., vice president of the FFCCCI, 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. 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.

 The turnover was witnessed by businessman Edward Lee of the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Uytico, teachers, parents, and students.

 Father Ferdinand Ferraren of the Diocese of Dumaguete administered the blessing of the two-classroom building. JFP

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