Lucena gets 2 classrooms from group of tradersPhilippine Daily Inquirer
Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Jessie Dellosa said on Friday that he remained convinced that hard work and decent education would be the country’s ticket to peace and progress.
Dellosa made the statement as guest of honor at a turnover ceremony in Lucena City for two classrooms donated by
Dr. and Mrs. Alfonso Siy and the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) in Southern Tagalog headed by its regional executive director, Dr. Roberto C. Licup Sr.
Dellosa recalled the hardships that he went through just to get a good education. He is the second eldest among 11 siblings.
“I used to walk 4 kilometers from the camp to go to school,” Dellosa told an audience of school officials, teachers, students, parents and city officials during the turnover ceremony.
“Although my father was a soldier, I had no plans of being a soldier myself at first, but it is destiny and fate that I am now chief of staff,” he said.
“Education ensures that children will become useful members of the community,” said Dellosa.
Licup said the FFCCCII “will continue working with the national and local government to undertake projects to uplift the community.”
Licup is a noted philanthropist, businessman and educator in Lucena. He was given the Civilian Military Operation Award during the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ 71st Anniversary.