SCC’s marks 99th Foundation Day with significant events PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 17:01

In honor of its founder, the late Francisco Caliolio Sr, Southern City Colleges held its 99th Founder’s Day Celebration with the theme “SCC: Sustaining Optimum Wellness and Employment Through Technopreneurship” from July 22 to 24. The 3-day event was highlighted with the blessing of the school’s facilities and equipments, and a big community mission trip in Busay, Lantawan, Upper Pasonanca.

The first day of celebration was commemorated with the blessing by Fr. Canti Muñoz of the school’s new service truck, new LED computers, new faculty lounge and guidance office, and the Zen-type landscape garden beside the office of the school president Edwin Caliolio. He (Caliolio) later led the school and inspired the guests to donate blood to the Philippine Red Cross.

It was witnessed by Zamboanga City Mayor Celso Lobregat, Mindanao Deputy Speaker and District 1 Congresswoman Beng Climaco-Salazar and former Zamboanga City Mayor Nonie Arañez.  Other special guests were CHED Director Dr. Emmylou Yanga, ADZU President Fr. Tony Moreno, ZSCMST President Dr. Milavel Nazario, WMSU President Dr. Grace Rebollos and Dr. Bashirudin A. Ajihil representing Universidad De Zamboanga.

Ric. Marmoleño of Ric and Remy’s Bakery, Coke Manager Elizer Aurea, Joanne  Resus of Chowking, Christopher Quin of Jollibee and Yen Delgado of Human Nature joined in this celebration.  A singing contest was held at the school campus on the second day, July 23, dubbed as “SCC Got Talent”.

The 3 day affair ended with a big community service at Pasonanca. A combined medical and dental mission, polio vaccination program, feeding program, tree planting, and distribution of school supplies was held that benefitted the people of this barangay. It was supported by the Zamboanga Medical Center, Zamboanga City Health, WESMINCOM, Task Force Zamboanga, US Army, and the Rotary Club of Zamboanga City-West.

Around 1,000 mahogany seedlings, 1,500 banana suckers, 150 coconut seedlings and close to 600 Narra and other seedlings were planted. The parents were grateful to SCC through the Rotary Club for their babies were given free polio vaccines as well as for the free medical and dental treatments and medicines from the different military units and medical institutions.

I am sure, the late Caliolio Sr., is mighty proud with the rapid development and new progress of his school.  The credit goes to the current and active school’s president Edwin Caliolio who has been upgrading not only the school facilities but making SCC one of the best educational and social responsible institutions in the Western Mindanao region.


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