Hua Siong College of Iloilo (formerly Iloilo Central Commercial High School or ICCHS) is an educational institution located on Iznart Street, Iloilo City,Philippines. It was founded by the Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Iloilo.

 

1912 marked the birth of Hua Siong – the second oldest Filipino Chinese School in the Philippines.

 

Conceived and installed by the Iloilo Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the school was known as Iloilo Chinese Vocational School and was located at Yu Tiak Ha Building at Aldeguer Street. In a short span of time, a piece of land opposite the street was acquired and a school built upon it, called Tian Po Hall. A year later, the school was renamed Iloilo Chinese Primary Commercial School with 60 students.

 

In 1918 the Chamber of Commerce acquired a piece of land along Iznart Street.

 

In 1927 the school was called Primary Commercial School and later became Iloilo Chinese Commercial High School.

 

In 1932 more rooms were opened, more instructional materials and equipment were provided, new curricula in the Elementary and High School were offered, and a Kindergarten Course was introduced.

 

THE WAR

 

Among those who stood against the Japanese were the school teachers and students, who formed anti-Japanese Patriotic Groups. The group stirred the valor of the local Chinese through drama performances. Being the nucleus of the Anti-Japanese Forum, constituted principally by the local Chinese, school teachers frequently organized discussions on current events.

 

When Japanese aggressors reached Iloilo, some of the Anti-Japanese organizers, including members of the Board of Trustees, ended up in jail. Their remains were buried in the Chinese Cemetery.

 

RE-OPENING

 

The war left the school in ruins. The Board of Trustees prepared themselves to continue operations. Through funds from friends, residing in Gigante Island, they were able to finance the new set-up.

 

Meanwhile, notwithstanding the uncomfortable premises build from nipa huts, classes reopened on November 1949. Years later, a new school building was inaugurated which bore the name “Yu Guang Lou” (Fisherman Hall), after the Gigante fishermen and friends who helped in building the school.

 

DEVELOPMENT

 

In 1950, “Yi Bin Lou” (Iloilo Shore Hall) was established and the following year, “Min Jiang Lou” (Manila River Hall) was inaugurated. The halls were named after contributors regions. In December 1952, many innocent Chinese teachers were detained without reason and even deported. By 1955, after courses in Chinese Senior High School reintroduced, HSCI became a full-pledged high school in 1958 where the first Senior High School and second Batch of English Secondary students graduated simultaneously.

 

THE FIRE

 

On 7 February 1966, a fire struck Iloilo City – the biggest fire Iloilo had ever experienced. Almost one-third of the commercial districts of the city were burned to the ground. HSCI was burnt down. In order not to distort the study of the 900 students, the Board of Trustees decided on the resumption of classes few days after the fire.

 

So the school was transferred to a rented building in Guanco Street. The Board of Trustees, the Iloilo Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the school joined hands to form a “School Fund Drive Committee”. The Overseas Chinese Daily Publications Corporation quartered in Manila offered to help in the Fund Drive Campaign.

 

The construction of the first school building started in July 1967, was completed in May 1968 and put into use in June of the same year.


 

LEDESCO BRANCH

 

The Ledesco Branch, which opened its doors to students living on the outskirts of the city, in 1992, has a complete pre-Elementary and Elementary courses, (Grades 1 to 6) and First Year to Fourth Year High School classes. The HSCI extension has a children’s playground and a mini-forest.


 

HUA SIONG COLLEGE OF ILOILO, INC.

 

The school announced the opening of college business courses during the 2013 Chinese New Year Festival of Iloilo. The school was renamed Hua Siong College of Iloilo, Inc. (HSCI).

 


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School Calendar 2018-19

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09/29/2018
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09/27-28/2018
Chinese Days

09/21/2018
Moon Festival
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09/21-22/2018
Scouting Investiture
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Values of the Week

Mar 11 – Mar 15, 2019

(40th Week)

一分耕耘’一分收穫

Hard Work:

What you sow

what you reap

Mar 4 – Mar 8, 2019

(39th Week)

爱惜光阴

Sense of Urgency:

Value Time

Feb 25 – Mar 1, 2019

(38th Week)

勤诚忠勇

Theme for the

Foundation Celebration

Feb 18 – Feb 22, 2019

(37th Week)

爱惜公物

Utilitarian Spirit:

Love and Care for the

Good of many

Feb 11 – Feb 15, 2019

(36th Week)

热爱学校

Loyalty:

Love of School

Feb 4 – Feb 8, 2019

(35th Week)

勤俭朴素

Diligence and Frugality

Jan 28 – Feb 1, 2019

(34th Week)

和睦相处

Synergy: Living Together

Harmoniously

Jan 21 – Jan 25, 2019

(33rd Week)

讲道理

Wisdom:

Speaking with Reason

Jan 14 – Jan 18, 2019

(32nd Week)

专心一致,知错能改

Modesty: Recognition of

Shortcomings and the

dare to change

Jan 2 – Jan 4, 2019

(31st Week)

乐观

Optimism:

Positive Outlook

Jan 7 – Jan 11, 2019

(31st Week)

乐观

Optimism:

Positive

Outlook

Dec 17 – Dec 21, 2018

(28th Week)

谦虚待人

Humility

Dec 10 – Dec 14, 2018

(27th Week)

圣诞精神

Christmas Spirit:

Hope

Dec 3 – Dec 7, 2018

(26th Week)

刚毅不屈

Fortitude

Nov 26 – Nov 30, 2018

(25th Week)

恒心 ,忍耐

Perseverance and

Patience

Nov 19 – Nov 23, 2018

(24th Week)

有志者事竟成

Generosity/Goodwill:

Will to succeed

Nov 12 – Nov 16, 2018

(23rd Week)

尊敬长辈

Respect for Elders

Nov 5 – Nov 9, 2018

(22nd Week)

团结合作,世界和平

Unity and Cooperation

Oct 22 – Oct 26, 2018

(20th Week)

互相帮助,互相爱护

Teamwork: Help and

Protect each other

Oct 8 – Oct 12, 2018

(18th Week)

爱护地球,爱护人类

Environmental Stewardship:

Love and Protection of the

Earth and the Humankind

Oct 1 – Oct 5, 2018

(17th Week)

已所不欲,勿施於人

Determination:

Strong Will

and Equality

Sept 24 – Sept 28, 2018

(16th Week)

意志坚强

Golden Rule
of Confucius

Sept 17 – Sept 21, 2018

(15th Week)

尊守纪律

Righteousness:

Follow the Rules &

Regulations of

the School

Sept 10 – Sept 14, 2018

(14th Week)

尊敬老师

Courtesy:

Respect of Teachers

Sept 3 – Sept 7, 2018

(13th Week)

服从服务

Obedience

and Service

Aug 27 – Aug 31, 2018

(12th Week)

互相尊重

Respect

Aug 20 – Aug 24, 2018

(11th Week)

认真负责

Responsibility:

Doing Things with

Commitment

Aug 13 – Aug 17, 2018

(10th Week)

仁爱信义

Kindness, Honesty

and Justice

Aug 6 – Aug 10, 2018

(9th Week)

爱国爱民

Patriotism: Love of

Country and People

July 30 – Aug 3, 2018

(8th Week)

助人为乐

Service: Happiness

to Help

July 23 – July 27, 2018

(7th Week)

爱护兄弟姐妹

Charity: Care

towards Others

July 16 – July 20, 2018

(6th Week)

孝顺父母

Filial Piety

July 9 – July 13, 2018

(5th Week)

热爱家庭

Love of Family

July 2 – July 6, 2018

(4th Week)

热爱劳动

Industry: Love

of Work

June 25 – June 29, 2018

(3rd Week)

礼貌

Politeness

June 18 – June 22, 2018

(2nd Week)

热爱学习

Knowledge: Love

to Study

June 11 – June 15, 2018

(1st Week)

自爱自强 自力更生

Courage and

Self-reliance

Achievements

August 2015 to present

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