We just found this on the web!

A private learning institution will soon rise in General Santos City, along the Leon Llido Road in Barangay Lagao, together with a branch of an international pre-school.  The whole thing costs P70 million!!!!

The names of the schools: The Institute of International Culinary and Hospitality Entrepreneurship (ICEHEF); and, Tumble Tots, a franchise of a Uk-based pre-school, also at the same venue.

Not only will this mean that GenSan is on its way to be the EDUCATIONAL CAPITAL of Region 12  (with the UST commencing the construction of their campus in 2010), but also more employment for our local teaching force.

The property where the P70million Culinary School and Pre-School will rise.  It is located along Leon Llido Street.
"The property where the P70million Culinary School and Pre-School will rise. It is located along Leon Llido Street."

Ibang klase ka na talaga, GEnSan!!!!

Here is the news report from Philippine News Agency:

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 5 (PNA) — The Institute of International Culinary and Hospitality Enterperneurship (ICHEF) and Tumble Tots, a franchise of the International UK Based Pre School, run by Joji Ilagan Foundation, Inc. will expand in Barangay Lagao, General Santos City.

George Bian, president of JIB Welding Academy said a 3,000-square meter lot ground preparations are underway to fast track the construction in time for the June 2010 opening of classes.

Bian said the school has a capital expenditure of P70 million.

He said there is a need to expand to the provinces because in the coming years people would have problems on transportation cost and would rather look for good schools in the locality that could provide the kind of standards that they want to have for their children.

Joji Ilagan Foundation, Inc. chairperson Joji Ilagan Bian said the school will have the same instructions as all their schools follow uniform concepts including operations based on international standards.

Bian said the reason they are expanding in General Santos is that they believe in the economy of the city.

“We will be introducing the concept of international hospitality schools in the city noting that they have lots of students coming from that area in their Davao City-based schools,” she said.

She said they really have plans for General Santos City even as she said that they are eyeing other neighboring areas like South Cotabato and Sarangani.

She said the General Santos City expansion is part of their five year plan from 2010 to 2015 to put up schools in key cities in Mindanao like Sultan Kudarat. They had one in Iloilo, she added.

The schools could smaller but the facilities will be the same, Bian emphasized. (PNA)