To celebrate the friendship of the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of the Philippines, Chinese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Philippines, His Excellency Huang Xilian, hosted a festive dinner at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig.
Diplomats, Philippine government officials, members of Filipino-Chinese community, partner industries and communities, and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) were present to welcome the Year of the Water Rabbit.
Mabalacat City College (MCC) was invited in grateful recognition to its efforts in strengthening people-to-people ties between the Philippines and China through educational collaborations and exchanges.
MCC has been closely working with Chinese educational organizations and Chinese Higher Educational Institutions like PHIHUA and Guangzhou City Polytechnic.
Ambassador Huang expressed his delight during the event to all the guests who attended the celebration. He also conveyed his hope to continue forging new journeys for mutual development, joint nation-building, and bilateral relations between the Philippines and China.
MCC was represented by Vice President for Global Relations, Opportunities and Workforce Development Raymond John D. Vergara, OVPGROW staff, and Joy Romualdo of PHIHUA.
The said event was an excellent opportunity for MCC to network with notable guests: Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel, Commission on Higher Education Chair Prospero “Popoy” De Vera, Atty. Lily Freida C. Macabangun-Milla, CHED Director IV of the International Affairs Staff, Department of Education Director for International Cooperation Dr. Margarita C. Ballesteros, and others. The MCC delegates proudly promoted the college’s efforts and collaborations with other universities from China and other countries. MCC also expressed their interests in working with more partners to provide sustainable education and international opportunities for all its students.
The program ended with Chinese cultural presentations and messages of gratitude from different officials of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the Philippines.