Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NUEVO ZAMBOANGA LABORATORY HOTEL: A New Landmark in ZC @ JUNE 2014

In April 2012, I wrote in In Pinay's Footsteps:
NCZI Extension: Blessing and Inauguration April 2012
"Four years ago, my visionary friend, Monsi dela Cruz envisioned a path to help other people... and that was the beginning of the Nuevo Zamboanga College Inc. based in the Lantaka Hotel Annex. 
Initially, Nuevo Zamboanga College Inc. started with TESDA Accredited courses, then, developed the three year Hotel and Restaurant Management program, where they had just their first set of graduates and just last year, started with the four year BS Hotel and Restaurant Management and BS Criminology courses.
Last February 2012, I was invited by Monsi to attend the ground-breaking of the NZCI extension in Pasobolong, which unfortunately I wasn't able to attend. 
To my great surprise, I was now invited to the blessing and inauguration of the Nuevo Zamboanga College Inc. Extension in Pasobolong, in just two months!!!"

Indeed, a visionary!!! 

When initially, they had about 30 students, in just a few years time, they now have about 500 students! From TESDA Courses, they now also have the B.S. Hotel and Restaurant Management and the B.S. Criminology full courses.

Last February 1, 2014, which incidentally is NZCI President Crisanto Dela Cruz's birthday, was again the laying of the cornerstone for the Nuevo Zamboanga Colleges Inc. Laboratory Hotel, and in about three month's time, here we are again invited to attend the Blessing and Inauguration of the Nuevo Zamboanga Laboratory Hotel!


By the way, I was asked by my friend, Happie, why it is called a Laboratory. (I should have thought about explaining it earlier!) I hope I am right, but the primary intention of the hotel is to serve as a laboratory (as in testing!) hotel for the B.S.HRM students of NZCI and those taking the TESDA courses related to cookery, front-desk, food and beverage services, bartending and the like. The laboratory hotel is in the same compound as the Nuevo Zamboanga Colleges Inc. extension in Pasobolong. 

For those who need to undergo assessment for the TESDA courses, the Laboratory hotel may also be rented by the assessors for the examination. According to Monsi Cris, they were advised to make a laboratory hotel as a requirement for the B.S. HRM Course and not to depend on Lantaka Hotel By the Sea. It must be noted, though, that many other schools offering the B.S.HRM Course also do not have laboratory hotels.

However, since Monsi Cris and brother, Alan have made to place so elegant and with the cozy ambience, the place is so ideal, too, for parties, seminars and even team-building activities.

NUEVO ZAMBOANGA COLLEGE, INC. : new but steadily growing institution of learning for young and determined students. --- Monsi Cris
I was able to visit the NZCI Lab Hotel before the BIG DAY itself and on the same day, too, (it really isn't that far!) and I would like to share images of the beautiful place by the mountainside!
Facade.
With a College, New High School Department, Firing Range, Gym and Basketball Court, wide open Field for Baseball/ football, Swimming Pool and a New Laboratory Hotel for our students: in just few years time! - Monsi Cris

Reception.









Lobby.
Before the decors...


Simple but elegantly painted by my beloved brother: ALAN B. DELA CRUZ. -- Monsi Cris









Infinity Pool and Poolside.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CRYSTAL CLEAR "Infinity flowing swimming pool", once a dream now a reality. - Monsi Cris



Enjoying the ambiance of the infinity swimming pool at the Nuevo Zamboanga Laboratory Hotel at Pasobolong, Zamboanga City with the sounds of the flowing water and music. - Monsi Cris
Restaurant: with beautiful view of the mountainside.
Enhancing NATURE, instead of destroying its aura and beauty, thus making the communion wholesome and pleasing to the eyes. --- Monsi Cris


Kitchen.
NEW FACILITIES for our NZCI Students costing more eight hundred thousand pesos for their hands on experience and actual use.

IF THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY!  - - Monsi Cris.


Function Room.
Bedroom. An odd corner was transformed to a beautiful bedroom with the view of the infinity pool... of course, I would expect the best ideas from brother, Alan! 
Gardens.

We passed by Nuevo Zamboanga Laboratory Hotel as we were driving through the ongoing EAST-WEST BYPASS ROAD. One of the corners of this road under construction is just a few meters away from NZCI.
Playground.
Kids have their place!









Interesting Transportation.
Golf Carts. With Monsi Cris personally driving Mama Julia Rojo and Dr. George Rojo driving our cart. Photo taken at the NZCI Gym just adjacent to the NZCI Lab Hotel. 
with an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) and bikes! 


NZCI School Buses -- from Monsi Cris FB



Blessing: June 21, 2014 4:00 pm
(Photo Credits of the Blessing from Alan B. Dela Cruz Facebook)
Empowering our young people and giving them importance in their quest for a better future brings an aura of hope in a very challenging environment. - Monsi Cris


The Blessing is officiated by Msgr. Crisologo Manongas and graced by Mayor Isabel "Beng" Climaco and the gracious Mommy Ellen Dela Cruz


Elegantly decorated buffet table setting is Alan B. Dela Cruz Trademark!


The ladies of Nuevo Zamboanga Colleges Inc.: Ma'am Agnes Acorin, Ma'am Rita De Vera, Ma'am Rose De Vera with Mommy Ellen and the Dela Cruz Family!

And here is a peek into history:
Pasobolong in 2005
Here is the link: Before NCZI Extension circa 2005

Small and humble things in strides, with honor and dignity.
This is the exact place where I used to have a very small area for recollections, meetings, especially when I was building the Metropolitan Cathedral and other important undertakings. NOW, the area has been immensely blessed! - - Monsi Cris
**aerial photo by Dr. Filipinas Rojo as requested by Monsi Cris in 2005

NOW! Pasobolong (NCZI) 2014
Aerial view of Nuevo Zamboanga College, Inc at Barangay Pasobolong, Zamboanga City. - photo and caption from Monsi Cris FB




The place has a very fresh ambience and is ideal for team building activities as well as seminars and workshops, and of course, happy celebrations such as birthday parties and the like.
I recommend for you all to visit the place and see it for yourself!
TESDA-IX approves Nuevo Zamboanga College as A RECOGNIZED ASSESSMENT CENTER for: BARTENDING, COOKERY, BREAD AND PASTRY PRODUCTION, TOUR GUIDING SERVICES, FRONT OFFICE SERVICES, HOUSEKEEPING, FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICES. Furthermore, TESDA-IX suggested that NZCI OFFERS : HOUSEHOLD NC II and EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES. -- Monsi Cris FB

We wish the best to Nuevo Zamboanga Colleges Inc., that NZCI may continue to give more positive opportunities for the youth (
for the students it serves and molds) and further fan the glimmer of hope to a tangible reality... for a progressive Zamboanga City!

As Monsi would say, "GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!"

P.S.
*    Thank you very much to the Nuevo Zamboanga Colleges Inc. B.S. HRM students with Ma'am Hazel Torres and Ma'am Rita De Vera who contributed so much to the CMZ BRA (Bra to Raise Awareness) Campaign Project through Bra Collection and during the BRA ART workshop, where they embellished among the most beautiful bras, many of which are now on display at the Lantaka Hotel by the Sea! The ladies were indeed an epitome of proper personality development training and with artistic innovation.

**    Captions tagged Monsi Cris were taken from Monsi Cris Dela Cruz Facebook Page related to his Nuevo Zamboanga posts.

***   Photos of the Blessing of the NZCI Laboratory Hotel from Alan B. Dela Cruz Facebook Page

1 comment:

  1. I am indeed very happy that as soon as the NZCI Laboratory Hotel was opened, many groups from Zamboanga City as well as tourists have availed of their world-class services. Way to go, NZCI and Way to go, Monsi Dela Cruz!

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