'Thank you, China' BSC receives ICT equipment
by: Hazel Fajelga & Loreta Bongay
SETTING ASIDE THE stains being caused by the very controversial territorial disputes the country faces against the People’s Republic of China, Batanes State College (BSC) has extended its gratitude to the Chinese for donating information and communications technology (ICT) equipment this year.
Through the assistance of the Office of the Consul of the Chinese Government to the Philippines based in Laoag City, China has donated 35 computers units and 10 printers for the upgradation of the ICT laboratory.
“Thank you, China,” Dr. Edwin Macaballug exclaimed during the turnover ceremonies last March 24 at the College Auditorum.
Macaballug said that the donation would mark the beginning of a stronger partnership of the College to the People’s Republic of China.
Madame Wang Jianqun, the Head of Post, Consul to the Philippines based in Laoag, personally attended the turnover ceremonies.
Wang said that China will always be of help to the Philippines, especially in the improvement of higher education in the country.
“Our act of donating is a reflection of our stronger bilateral ties,” the lady consul emphasized.
Also present during the one-hour turnover rites were representatives of each local police station who were granted computer units from the BSC’s received donations.
Highlighting the turnover ceremonies was the cutting of the ribbon in the newly set-up laboratory room located at Room 20, where the donated items have been arranged for the ICT students. Wang and Macaballug spearheaded the ribbon-cutting.
According to Hernan Gutierrez, a BSC student “napaka importante ng programang ito na may mga taong nag mamalasakit sa pagtulong ng mga eskwelahan lalong-lalo na sa mga estudyante ng BSC sa dami ng mga unibersidad sa Pilipinas, BSC ang napiling biyayaan ng ganitong kagamitan.”