(29 May 2017. Pasay City, Philippines) In support of education and sports development, The Felicidad T. Sy Foundation (Foundation) of SM matriarch Felicidad T. Sy has signed an agreement with the Philippine Cultural College (PCC) for the construction of a 600-square meter sports center to be located at PCC’s Quezon City campus.
The Foundation has donated PHP50 million to fund the development of the sports center, the construction of which will commence in the next few months this year. To be named “Felicidad Tan Sy Sports Center”, the facility will house state-of-the-art sports equipment to be used solely for educational purposes and is targeted for completion before the year ends.
PCC, formerly Philippine Cultural High School, was established on June 27, 1923 and is the first and oldest Chinese-Filipino secondary school in the country. It offers pre-school, grade school, junior and senior high school programs that emphasize the teaching of English, Filipino, Mandarin, mathematics, science, and information technology. In 2008, it started offering college education, making it a complete educational system.
PCC currently has three campuses located in Manila, Caloocan City, and Quezon City. The Manila campus is a six-story building at 1253 Jose Abad Santos Street in Tondo, Manila. The Caloocan campus is at 175 8th Avenue Extension, Grace Park, Caloocan City. Both campuses offer pre-school, grade school, junior and senior high school programs. The Quezon City campus, constructed through the concerted efforts and generosity of PCC alumni, houses the College Department of the PCC system. The Quezon City campus is located at 46 D. Tuazon corner M. Cuenco Sr. streets, Quezon City.
Existing facilities at these campuses include libraries, instructional media centers, internet and computer laboratories, speech laboratories, science rooms, audio-visual rooms and auditoriums, basketball gymnasiums and other sports facilities, kitchens and hotel rooms, and a student cooperative store.
The Felicidad T. Sy Foundation is focused on spiritual development and promoting Catholic living in the community. Its programs support the restoration and building of Catholic churches, provide SM employees spiritual programs and care for church leaders and ministers through various special projects among others.