PAHK holds Return Mission in CPU
By Keziah G. Huelar
CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles shares that the university has been home to many foreign students.
The Iloilo Provincial Government presented Iloilo as one of the fastest growing business hubs of the country in a visit to Hong Kong last May 20, 2017. In return, the Philippine Association of Hong Kong held a Return Mission at CPU, Henry Luce III Library Seminar Room on May 17, 2017.
The event gathered academic institutions namely: UI Phinma represented by Mr. Edurado Arevalo, University of San Agustin represented by Ms. Carina Railos, WVSU and CPU.
Prof. Leilani Fatimah L. Trompeta, Director of the CPU International Programs with the Chinese Delegation & officials from the different universities in China.
On the other hand, the Chinese delegation was composed of Danny Chau, President – Online Media Culture Association, Flora Tsang, Partner – Ambrose Financial Services Hong Kong, Vincent Chingho Hon, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Hainan Commercial Association, Anson Wong, Chairman of Acadsoc Limited, Jazz Lee, Co-Chief Executive of Acadsoc Limited, Emma Kefkei Tang, Project Specialist of Acadsoc Limited, Johnny Zhang, General Manager of Acadsoc Limited, Kenneth Kwong, Business Executive and Scylla Kwong, Head of the Overseas Workers Loan – a prime credit financial company based in Hong Kong.
Mr. Adrian Funtelar, Ms. Jessraf Palmares and Mr. Joeven Tansi, representatives from the Iloilo Federation of Information Technology (IFIT) were also present.
Mr. Ansong Wong, Chairman of Acadsoc, asks question regarding investment possibilities in education.
CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles welcomed guests and spoke about the international linkages CPU has over the years. “Central Philippine University is home to hundreds of foreign students. We have a lot of Korean students who study here in order to learn English. We have partnered with universities around the globe to ensure the competitiveness and excellence of our degree programs”. He also showcased Iloilo as a developing city that is ready to welcome investments in education and information technology. “Iloilo is a thriving city, investors and their family feel safe here. Iloilo offers good opportunities for the IT industry and others”.
The academic sector presented their centers of excellence and top courses. They also highlighted the investment opportunities in education to safeguard economic stability with regards to employment standards. On the other hand, the IFIT promoted Iloilo as one of the BPO hubs of the country.
The discussion aimed on assessing investment opportunities in Iloilo. Both sides hope that future partnerships will develop from the exchange of ideas and information.