New buildings, renovations to mark UP Cebu’s centennial

The administration of the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu under chancellor Liza Corro has earmarked at least P250 million for infrastructure projects in the runup to the school’s centennary that starts in May 2017.

The projects include the construction of new buildings for the College of Science and School of Management and a new students’ dormitory. The football field will be upgraded and the iconic Oblation sculpture will be replaced.

“These are not just venues of learning,” Corro said, referring to the new school buildings. “But we aim for them to become research centers.”

College buildings
Work is ongoing on the first four floors of the seven-story Sciences building behind the clinic in the school’s Lahug campus. The project costs P150 milllion, Corro said.

The building will be operational in February 2018.

Two new buildings have been apportioned to the School of Management (SOM), the first behind the Undergraduate Studies building and the other on the current site of the SOM classrooms.

The first building, two stories high with a roof deck has been completed. The second building will also be two stories high.

A Product Design building for the College of Communication, Art, and Design is the priority infrastructure in the 2018 budget proposal, Corro said.

If approved, this building will rise on the current parking lot of the Arts and Sciences building.
Student residences

The Greenovate Dormitory for students will be renovated for P5 million in the summer of 2017, Corro said.

A separate P-55 million students’ dormitory will also be built behind the UP Cebu Guesthouse.
These will enable UP Cebu to host 380 students on campus by the end of this year, an increase from its current capacity of 120 students.

Monument, other amenities
The Oblation statue in the Lahug campus will be replaced with a P-4 million sculpture similar to the Oblation in the South Road Properties (SRP) campus, Corro said.

The fences around the SRP campus will be improved for P3 million.

Construction of a 17-million Technology Innovation Center (TIC) is ongoing beside the UP Cebu Library. The center, to be finished in September will be linked to the Performing Arts Hall that is above the library.

The football field behind the Cebu Cultural Center will be upgraded to professional standards for P16.4 million./WRITER MICHAEL ANGELO ALEGRE, EDITING BY UP CEBU PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE

GOODBYE, HELLO, “OBLE.” The Oblation sculpture at the University of the Philippines Cebu in Lahug, Cebu City will be replaced in time for the school's 100th anniversary. Nicknamed “Oble,” the statue of the Oblation that speaks of academic freedom in service of nation is the centerpiece of every campus in the University of the Philippines System. PHOTO FROM http://www.filipiknow.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/University-of-the-Philippines-Cebu.png

GOODBYE, HELLO, “OBLE.” The Oblation sculpture at the University of the Philippines Cebu in Lahug, Cebu City will be replaced in time for the school’s 100th anniversary. Nicknamed “Oble,” the statue of the Oblation that speaks of academic freedom in service of nation is the centerpiece of every campus in the University of the Philippines System. PHOTO FROM http://www.filipiknow.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/University-of-the-Philippines-Cebu.png