Wong Chu King Foundation, a non-government organization that supports education in its projects and programs, is funding the construction of the Sacred Heart Chapel of the Senior High School Building for Xavier School in San Juan City.
The chapel is dedicated “in loving memory of the friendship” of Mr. Wong Chu King, patriarch of the family that formed the Wong Chu King Foundation, and Jesuit priests Jean Desautels and Ismael Zuloaga.
According to Caesar Wongchuking, Wong Chu King Foundation vice president, the Sacred Heart Chapel of Xavier School’s senior high school building is being built in line with the cause and passion for education of his father.
Wong Chu King was one of the school’s founding donors. Fr. Desautels, a French-Canadian Jesuit, was one of the school’s founders and its first president and director. Fr. Zuloaga was the school’s longest-serving president and director at 19 years, from 1966 to 1985.
The school is named after St. Francis Xavier, one of the first leaders of Jesuit missions in China.
“This project is our way of honoring our father’s friendship with the Jesuit community and paying forward for the excellent education we received from the school,” said Alex Wongchuking, Wong Chu King Foundation executive director and Caesar’s elder brother.
The foundation is also financing the schooling of hundreds of poor but deserving students all over the country.
Wong Chu King Foundation is the social arm of Filipino-owned cigarette manufacturing company Mighty Corporation or Mighty Corp.