Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer led the inauguration and turnover of the dormitory and classroom building of the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement at its training center in Brgy. Tabunan, Bago City, recently.
The activity started with the blessing of the building and ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a program where the symbolic key was turned over by provincial officials to training center’s directors Shigemi and Thelma Watanabe, a press release from Capitol said.
The building is expected to house Negrense farmers, who will undergo silk production training, to give them more livelihood opportunities in the Philippines and abroad.
It will also house Negrense students, who will undergo Japanese culture and language training, particularly the provincial government scholars, the press release said.
Lacson said he hopes that OISCA will continue its commitment to help many Negrenses, through the in-house trainings.
Ferrer said the project was made possible because of the teamwork and partnership of provincial officials.
Thelma Watanabe said the building is a worthwhile project, and is a result of the strong partnership between the provincial government, OISCA as private sector, and the community whose common goal is to uplift the quality of life of the people.
The event was attended by Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa, and former Valladolid mayor Romel Yogore, among others.
Meanwhile, Lacson and Ferrer also led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a two-storey building at the La Carlota City College main campus in La Carlota City.
The project, worth P40 million, is funded by the province and is expected to the completed by next year.
LCCC president, Luciano Magallanes, said they are thankful to the provincial government for helping them realize another school structure that will contribute a lot in delivering quality education to more students, the press release said. Present at the ceremony were Fourth District Board Member Jose Benito Alonso, La Carlota City Mayor Rex Jalandoon, Mapa, and other city and school officials.*