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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Date
HSCI WEB Last Update

08/14/2017, (Monday)

03:35 pm

Values of the Week

Feb 19 – Feb 23, 2018

(38th Week)

勤诚忠勇

Theme for the

Foundation Celebration

Feb 12 – Feb 16, 2018

(37th Week)

爱惜公物

Utilitarian Spirit:

Love and Care for the

Good of many

Feb 5 – Feb 9, 2018

(36th Week)

热爱学校

Loyalty:

Love of School

Jan 29 – Feb. 2, 2018

(35th Week)

勤俭朴素

Diligence and Frugality

Jan 22 – Jan 26, 2018

(34th Week)

和睦相处

Synergy: Living Together

Harmoniously

Jan 15 – Jan 19, 2018

(33rd Week)

讲道理

Wisdom:

Speaking with Reason

Jan 8 – Jan 12, 2018

(32nd Week)

专心一致,知错能改

Modesty: Recognition of

Shortcomings and the

dare to change

Jan 1 – Jan 5, 2018

(31st Week)

乐观

Optimism:

Positive Outlook

Dec 22 – Jan 2, 2018

(30th Week)

做好人,做好事

Moral Uprightness:

Be a good man doing

good deeds

Dec 18 – Dec 22, 2017

(29th Week)

谦虚待人

Humility

Dec 11 – Dec 15, 2017

(28th Week)

圣诞精神

Christmas Spirit:

Hope

Dec 4 – Dec 8, 2017

(27th Week)

刚毅不屈

Fortitude

Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2017

(26th Week)

恒心 ,忍耐

Perseverance and

Patience

Nov 20 – Nov 24, 2017

(25th Week)

有志者事竟成

Generosity/Goodwill:

Will to succeed

Nov 13 – Nov 17, 2017

(24th Week)

尊敬长辈

Respect for Elders

Nov 6 – Nov 10, 2017

(23rd Week)

团结合作,世界和平

Unity and Cooperation

Oct 16 – Oct 20, 2017

(20th Week)

互相帮助,互相爱护

Teamwork: Help and

Protect each other

Oct 9 – Oct 13, 2017

(19th Week)

爱护地球,爱护人类

Environmental Stewardship:

Love and Protection of the

Earth and the Humankind

Oct 2 – Oct 6, 2017

(18th Week)

已所不欲,勿施於人

Golden Rule of

Confucius: Fairness

and Equality

Sept 25 – Sept 29, 2017

(17th Week)

意志坚强

Determination:

Strong Will

Sept 18 – Sept 22, 2017

(16th Week)

尊守纪律

Righteousness:

Follow the Rules &

Regulations of

the School

Sept 11 – Sept 15, 2017

(15th Week)

尊敬老师

Courtesy:

Respect of Teachers

Sept 4 – Sept 8, 2017

(14th Week)

服从服务

Obedience

and Service

Aug 28 – Sept 1, 2017

(13th Week)

互相尊重

Respect

Aug 21 – Aug 25, 2017

(12th Week)

认真负责

Responsibility:

Doing Things with

Commitment

Aug 14 – Aug 18, 2017

(11th Week)

仁爱信义

Kindness, Honesty

and Justice

Aug 7 – Aug 11, 2017

(10th Week)

爱国爱民

Patriotism: Love of

Country and People

July 31 – Aug 4, 2017

(9th Week)

助人为乐

Service: Happiness

to Help

July 24 – July 28, 2017

(8th Week)

爱护兄弟姐妹

Charity: Care

towards Others

July 17 – July 21, 2017

(7th Week)

孝顺父母

Filial Piety

July 10 – July 14, 2017

(6th Week)

热爱家庭

Love of Family

July 3 – July 7, 2017

(5th Week)

热爱劳动

Industry: Love

of Work

June 26 – June 30, 2017

(4th Week)

礼貌

Politeness

June 19 – June 23, 2017

(3rd Week)

热爱学习

Knowledge: Love

to Study

June 12 – June 16, 2017

(2nd Week)

自爱自强 自力更生

Courage and

Self-reliance

Latest Updates & Events

 

07/20-22/2017

Elementary Days 2017

 

07/17-21/2017

Prelim Exam (Grade 11 & 12)

 

07/17/2017

HSCI History Quiz Bee (High School Dept. only)

 

07/08/2017

Preschool Homeroom PTA Assembly and Election
(Main & Ledesco) – venue: Ledesco

07/13/2017

Fire Drill

07/08/2017

Homeroom PTA Assembly and Election (Ledesco)

07/07/2017

Student Leadership Development Program

07/03/2017

Chinese Language Vocabulary Test

07/01/2017

Homeroom PTA Assembly and Election (Main)

06/30/2017

Acquaintance Party (Preschool)

06/26/2017

Eid’l Fit’l (No Class)

06/23/2017

Election of Class Officers

06/16/2017

Orientation (Ledesco)

06/15/2017

Orientation (Main)

06/14/2017

Classes Begin (Orientation)

06/12/2017

Independence Day (Holiday)

04/14/2017

Start of Summer Classes

03/31/2017

Card Day

03/24/2017

Moving-Up Ceremonies

Junior High School Dept.

03/24/2017

Graduation Day

Elem. Department

03/23/2017

Recognition Day

Elem. & High School

03/22/2017

Moving-Up Ceremonies

Preschool

03/14/2017

Final Exams

Grade 11

03/07-10/2017

Final Exam

Grade 1-10

02/15-26/2017

105th Foundation Day

Celebration

01/28/2017

CNY Mallshow

SM City

3:00pm

01/27/2017

Iloilo City

Chinese New Year

Celebration

01/25/2017

Chinese New Year

Public School Visit

01/24/2017

Chinese New Year

Opening Exhibits

@ SM City 3:00pm

01/23 – 01/26/2017

Midterm Exam (Gr. 11)

01/20 – 01/22/2017

Dinagyang

01/14/2017

Card Day

01/03/2017

Resumption of Classes

12/19 – 12/31/2016

Christmas Vacation

12/16/2016

Christmas Party

12/12 – 12/15/2016

3rd Gr. Exam Part 2

12/05/2016

Prelim Exam – Gr 11

Chinese Minor Exam

12/02/2016

Teachers’ Day

11/30/2016

Bonifacio Day

11/21 -11/25/2016

3rd Gr. Exam Part 1

11/12/2016

Card Day

11/03/2016

Resumption of Classes

10/25/2016

Releasing of Cards

to SHS Students

Enrollment (Grade 11)

10/24 – 10/28/2016

Semestral Break

10/18 – 10/21/2016

2nd Grading Exam

10/10 – 10/14/2016

Chinese Minor Exam

10/6 – 10/8/2016

Chinese Days

9/28/2016

Confucius Day

(No Class)

9/23 – 9/24/2016

Boy/Girl Scouts

Investiture Ceremonies

Overnight Camp

9/16/2016

Mooncake Festival

(Teachers & Staff)

9/15/2016

Mooncake Festival

(Students)

9/8 – 9/10/2016

High School Days

9/12/2016

Eid’l Adha

(No Class)

8/30 – 9/2/2016

Midterm Exam (Gr. 11)

8/29/2016

National Heroes Day

(No Class)

8/27/2016

Card Day

8/26/2016

Buwan ng Wika

Celebration

8/25/2016

Iloilo City Charter Day

(No Class)

8/18 – 8/20/2016

Intramurals 2016

8/9 – 8/12/2016

1st Grading Exam

8/1 – 8/5/2016

Chinese Minor Exam

7/21 – 7/23/2016

Elementary Days

7/20 – 7/22/2016

Prelim Exam Gr 11

7/18/2016

HSCI History Quiz Bee

High School

7/15/2016

NAT Grade 7

7/9/2016

Leadership Training Officers

Homeroom PTA General

Assembly and Election

(Ledesco)

7/8/2016

Acquaintance Party

(Grade 1, 2 & 3)

7/2/2016

Homeroom PTA General

Assembly and Election

(Main)

7/1/2016

Chinese Language

Vocabulary Test

7/1/2016

Acquaintance Party

(High School)

6/30/2016

Acquaintance Party

(Elementary Grade 4, 5 & 6)

6/24/2016

Election of Class Officers

6/23/2016

NAT (current Grade 11)

6/17/2016

NAT (current Grade 7)

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August 2015 to present

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