- Created on November 4, 2014 4:00 PM
- Last Updated on January 23, 2015 8:02 AM
- January 23, 2015 8:02 AM
Chiang Kai Shek (CKS) College's celebration of its 75th Foundation anniversary culminated in a gala night held at the SMX Convention Center on September 28, 2014. This event celebrated the achievements of the CKS College community.
The event's program, spearheaded by Mr. Ruben Co (CKS College Alumni Association), featured the talents of CKS College's students, members of staff and faculty, and alumni. Organizers, choreographers, and performers -- aged five and up -- put in extra time and effort for rehearsals in addition to school and work schedules since the start of the school year. The amazing numbers presented more than made up for the hard work invested from the heart in the name of school spirit and pride.
The school awarded the CKS College 75th Anniversary Lifetime Achievement Award to five outstanding CKS College alumni who helped shape significant social, cultural, political, and economic developments in our country:
- Dr. Lucio Tan, founder of the Lucio Tan group of companies, which comprises Asia Brewery, Tanduay Holdings, Fortune Tobacco, the Century Park Hotel, and Allied Bank, among others
- Mr. Henry Sy, Sr., founder of the group of companies, SM Investments Corp. (SMIC). Mr. Sy was represented by his son, First Executive President of SMIC Mr. Hans Sy.
- Mr. Carlos Chan, special ambassador to China and founder of Liwayway Marketing Corporation, which produces the Oishi brand and other food products
- Dr. George Ty, founder of Metropolitan Banking and Trust Company, or the Metrobank group of companies, was represented by his son, Metrobank Corporate Secretary and Federal Homes Inc. President Mr. Alfred Ty.
- Mr. Tony Tan Caktiong, founder of Jollibee Foods Corporation. Mr. Tan Caktiong was represented by his brother, Jollibee Philippines President Mr. Joseph Tanbuntiong.
The CKS College 75th Anniversary gala capped off with a lucky draw where 75 audience members each won P7,500 in cash. One grand draw winner took home a Great Wall vehicle.
The school thanks its staff and students for striving to achieve excellence in behalf of CKS College; the Board of Directors and the CKS College Alumni Association for its never-failing support. Special thanks are also in order to Mr. Teps Salvador for overseeing event production, Mr. Evans Chiu for the 75th Anniversary logo, Tsinoy TV, Wrangler Jeans, C-Shop, and other CKS College alumni who sponsored and contributed much to the celebration night's success.