Mindanao Times

Francisca and Conrado Benitez Building blessed

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PHILIPPINE Women’s College (PWC) of Davao President Conrad L. Benitez led the guests, alumni and members of the PWC Family in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the newest addition to the school buildings held on July 5 at the sprawling school campus located in Juna Subdivisio­n, Barangay Matina Crossing.

The building is named after the founders of the Philippine Women’s University and the PWC of Davao, Francisca and Conrado Benitez whom we fondly called Mama B and Daddy B during our student days.

Mama B and Daddy B started a family legacy of educating the youth of the nation, inculcatin­g strong service to the community and the nation, and above all the love for family.

An ecumenical blessing took place for the four floors of the new building. PWC of Davao President Benitez reminisced about his first trip to Davao during the groundbrea­king of the school that he remembers having attended with his “Lolo”, or Daddy B, when he was a little boy. This time, his two young grandsons came along to witness the blessing of the new building. One of them is named Conrado Alfonso Benitez. A granddaugh­ter, Pilar Alejandra Benitez joined the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Professor Vicente Antonio V. Pijano, VP for Internatio­nal Developmen­t and Acting VP for Administra­tion, in his message said “In their memory, we dedicate this building to the ideals which they stood for. It is our fervent wish that all who study and work here or visit this place of knowledge will have the grace, love, compassion and above all the enlightene­d knowledge to do things for our common good.”

The “Munting Bayanihan” dancers entertaine­d the guests with traditiona­l folk dances and performed a Mindanao number intended for royalty.

Birthday songs were sang and bouquets offered for Ms. Ruby Alano-Benitez who celebrates her birthday Sunday, July 7.

 ??  ?? PWC of Davao President Conrad L. Benitez leads the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
PWC of Davao President Conrad L. Benitez leads the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
 ??  ?? PILAR Alejandra Benitez, a granddaugh­ter of Conrad and Ruby Benitez, assists in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
PILAR Alejandra Benitez, a granddaugh­ter of Conrad and Ruby Benitez, assists in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
 ??  ?? FROM left, Dr. Rona Sanoy – Dean of Business Administra­tion Program, Dr. Mercedita Japay – Dean of Education Program, Marilyn Roque, and Maria Christina Ramos – Chairperso­n - Food Technology Program
FROM left, Dr. Rona Sanoy – Dean of Business Administra­tion Program, Dr. Mercedita Japay – Dean of Education Program, Marilyn Roque, and Maria Christina Ramos – Chairperso­n - Food Technology Program
 ??  ?? RUBY Alano-Benitez is serenaded with a birthday song.
RUBY Alano-Benitez is serenaded with a birthday song.
 ??  ?? PWC of Davao Alumnae Minnie Reyes, Belen GuinooVill­afuerte with Marilyn Roque
PWC of Davao Alumnae Minnie Reyes, Belen GuinooVill­afuerte with Marilyn Roque
 ??  ?? ALUMNI, faculty and guests attend the solemn blessing.
ALUMNI, faculty and guests attend the solemn blessing.
 ??  ?? ARCHITECT Michaelang­elo E. Dakudao attends the blessing of the new building.
ARCHITECT Michaelang­elo E. Dakudao attends the blessing of the new building.
 ??  ?? A GROUP photo of PWC faculty and alumnae
A GROUP photo of PWC faculty and alumnae
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