WMSU to Honor Chinese University President Inaugurate New Facilities on Nov. 5
November 2, 2005

Western Mindanao State Univesity (WMSU) will confer a doctorare on Prof. Shen Bin, former President of Anyang University in the People’s Republic of China in a fitting ceremony on Friday , November 4.

WMSU Public Affairs Director Prof. Ali Yacub said the ceromony will include the awarding to Prof. Bin of diploma and medallion by President Dr. Eldigario Gonzales and the Chinese educator’s induction into the alumni association of the royal university.

Prof. Bin will arrive in Zamboanga City on Friday morning with an entourage of dignitaries from China. The conferment ceremony will coincide with the graduation exercises of a new batch of nursing students of the University, Yacub said. Both ceremonies will take place at Astoria Regency Hotel at 2:00 PM, Friday.

The following day, WMSU wil inaugurate its newly-completed Corporate Education Building and a new school bus as well as launch Corporate Affairs Vice- President Prof. Clem Bascar’s latest book. Yacub further said. The activities wil be in celebration, too, of Dr. Gonzales’ birthday.

In a separate press release, the office of Prof. Bascar said “the (WMSU) with the co-sponsorhip of Prof. Shen Bin, Former President, Anyang University, People’s republic of China; Atty, Pantaleon (Bebot) Alvarez, Spokesman, One People Mindanao (OPM),and Hon. Mujiv Hataman, Anak Mindanao Partylist Representative, will launch the 5th book authored by Prof. Clemencio M. Bascar, entitled: Mindanao: Where The CastillianLiiom Roared Last. This boook was serialized in the two major and widely-read newspapers, namely; Zamboanga Today and hte Daily Zamboanga Times for which the author is most appreciative and grateful.

Foreign guests expected to attend the book launching ceremonies, include Dr. Ang Thian Soo, Chairman, ATS Group of Campanies, Singapore, Prof. Shen Bin, Head of the Delegation, Consultant to the President, Anyang Institute of Technology, (Former President, Anyang University). Prof. Wang Basyu, Director of International Exchange Center, Anyang Institute of Technology, Mr. Shen Liuan, Director of the President Office, Anyang Institute of Technology, Mr. Wang Anlin, Vice Chairman, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Linzhou City,Mr. Wang Tianya, Vice Director, Zhengzhou Tianna Art Paint Co., Ltd (Sino-American Joint Venture), Mr. Zheng Baochang, Vice Director, Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Longan District, Mr. Zheng Zhongxiao, President of Shaolin Wushu Research Institute, Mr. Lu Qunwei, Scholar of Shaolin Wushu Research Institute, Mr. Yu Wenguang, Scholar of Shaolin Wushu Research Institute, Mr. Zahang Kexing, Mr. Sun Jinliang, Mr. Zhang Haiping, and Mr. Cui Yusheng.

Major Highlights and features in the Latest book of Prof, Bascar are:

1. The Revolutionary struggles of the Luzon-Based Republics for Philippine Independence;

2. The remarkable and highly succesful uprisings of the Bisayan patriots against the Spanish Colonial Government;

3. The fierce, ceaseless, and heroic war of the Resistance of Mindanao againsts Spanish Conquest; and

4. And the victorious siege on Fort Pilar by the Zamboanga Composite Revolutionary Army under the unifying and interactive leadership of Gen. Vicente Solis Alvares, which brought about the surrender of the last Spanish Governor General, Diego delos Rios and the complete collapse of hte Spanish sovereignty over the Philippines, Mindanao, and Sulu on May 18, 1899 at Fort Pilar, Zamboanga City which marked the authentic date of the Philippine Independece from the Spanish Crown, not June 12, 1898.

This book launching affair is a major tribute to Dr. Eldigario D. Gonzales, President of the Western Mindanao State University and the Phillipnes Association of the State Universities and Colleges as he celebrates his natal day on November 5. (Rey-Luis Banagudos/PAO-WMSU)