Highlight of the event was the presentation of miniature housing model of "Bahay Pag-asa Phase II," a housing project of CFBCI that was inspected by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in Marawi City last January 30, 2018 shortly after the turnover of Bahay Pag-Asa I last October 2, 2017.
The housing complex was funded through the donation of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc., initiated by CFBCI President Mr.
CFBCI HOUSING PROJECT DONATION TO MARAWI CITY - Photo shows President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (4th from left) after the presentation of the miniature-housing model of the 'Bahay Pag-Asa Phase II Project' in Marawi City during the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc.
The Department of Education's CFBCI is designed to go hand in-hand with Bush's pledge of "No Child Left Behind." The DOE seeks to break down the "barriers" that FBOs face and provide the organizations with the opportunity to support the department's mission, which is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence (www.ed.gov/faithandcommunity).
The CFBCI at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) aims to engage FBOs in the prevention and treatment of homelessness and in the availability of affordable housing opportunities.
The most prominent department with a CFBCI is the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Samuel Uy, CFBCI vice president, said his group had been donating school buildings and it was the first time it ventured into housing for war evacuees.
CFBCI funded construction of the huts designed by Tarlac Heritage Foundation, a nongovernment organization involved mainly in preservation of heritage structures in the province of Tarlac but which also takes part in charity work.
A total of 50 units of nipa huts each with a floor area of 64 square meters would be powered by solar electricity as CFBCI also had solar panels installed in the site.