Ong Kin King Drive
CEBUPEDIA - Clarence Paul Oaminal (The Freeman) - November 22, 2019 - 12:00am

The Cebu City Council on June 19, 1999 enacted ordinance no. 1765, it is entitled as “An Ordinance naming a strip of road beside the Cebu City Central School leading to the exit of the Cebu City Sports Center as “Ong Kin King Drive”.

The ordinance reads:

“WHEREAS, the late Ong King who was born on December 25, 1876 and died on December 7, 1960, showed his unselfish devotion to education and to the Cebuano Community;

“WHEREAS, a known philanthropist, he is most noted for his donation of school buildings as the Florencio Urot Memorial National High School and the Ramon Duterte Memorial National High School and many other schools in the province;

“WHEREAS, the late Ong Kin King during the Ching Dynasty, had reached a rank equivalent to a high-rank of a municipal government;

“WHEREAS, EVEN UP TO NOW, the group of Ong Kin King, represented by Frederick Ong Jr., a grandson, has exhibited their continued steadfast commitment to the cause of education by voluntarily undertaking the rehabilitation of the damaged Cebu City Central School Building to the tune of ONE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINE & 97/100 (P1,866,889.97) PESOS, which include the undertaking that resulted into a setback of the building, thus widening the exit of the Cebu City Sports Center;

“WHEREAS, it is a policy of the City Government of Cebu to give honor to individuals wo have contributed so much in promoting the welfare of the community and to encourage other individuals to the same;

“NOW, THEREFORE, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City of Cebu, in a regular session assembled, hereby ordains that:

“SECTION 1.-A strip of road beside the Cebu City Central School Building leading to the exit of the Cebu City Sports Complex is hereby named and shall henceforth be known as “ONG KIN KING DRIVE.”

The ordinance was authored by Councilor Michael Lopez Rama who later was elected as vice mayor and mayor in 2010 and 2013 and in 2019 elected as vice mayor anew. The Council’s Secretary was Estrella F. delos Reyes and the Presiding Officer was Vice Mayor Renato Veloso Osmeña and the ordinance was signed on June 5, 1999 by Mayor Alvin B. Garcia.

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