Silliman to build P100-M business incubation facility

Published May 24, 2019, 6:05 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Minerva BC Newman

DUMAGUETE CITY – Silliman University will build a Business Incuba­tion Facility at the Fel and Bert Bravo Technopreneur Park in San Antonio, Sibulan, Negros Oriental.

(Siliman University / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Siliman University / MANILA BULLETIN)

The facility will offer services to foster technological innovation and en­trepreneurial talent as well as develop innovative products and services, Silli­man President Betty Cernol-McCann said during the groundbreaking cer­emony last Wednesday.

Negros Oriental and the Philip­pines in general do not lack creative and entrepreneurial minds, McCann said. “What the country lacks are the facilities and know-how to help these talented people develop and market their creative ideas and products to the full,” she said.

McCann said Dr. Felina Bravo and Edilberto Bravo donated to Silliman 1.5 hectares of land in San Antonio, Sibulan, and committed P100 million to the project.
“There can be no better investment that we could make for the youth than education,” Bravo said. That belief has guided his decision to make the dona­tion to Silliman.

Bravo said he and his wife come from a family of teachers and they believe in the old truism, “Give a man some fish and you will feed him for a meal. But teach him how to fish and you will feed him and his family for a lifetime.”

McCann thanked the Bravos for the generous gift. She said the facility will be invaluable to Silliman University whose mission is to develop compe­tence, character, and faith.

McCann vowed to make the Busi­ness Incubation Facility work not only for the university but for the province and for the country.