John Building to open in July
will have the new Brother John Building ready for occupancy
this July. Located near the south gate of the campus, the
structure will have a space for blind physiotherapists to
provide service to the faculty.
to Engineer Aurellano de la Cruz, vice president for System
Administrative Services, the whole building will cover a land
area of about 900 square meters. Aside from the massage area,
the ground floor will also feature a barbershop and a parking
the second floor, there will be an office space each for the
faculty union president, the DLSU Science Foundation, Inc.,
and the DLSU Credit Cooperative. It will also have two conference
rooms, one each for the foundation and the credit cooperative.
The third floor will have a room each for the Brother Andelino
Manuel Castillo, FSC Religious Educational Foundation, Inc.
and the Inter-Institutional Consortium.
A total P12 million was raised for the construction of the
building, with a P3-million donation each from the Parents
of University Students Organization, the DLSU Credit Cooperative,
the DLSU Science Foundation, and DLSU-Manila.
In another news, De La Cruz said the civil structural works
for the central administration building is already 82.50 %
complete as of June. Civil structural works involve putting
up the skeleton and walls of the building. The ongoing construction
activities include fire protection and sanitation requirements,
pre-cast works, and electrical and mechanical works. The target
project completion date is June 2002.
The 10-storey building will be named in honor of Don Enrique
T. Yuchengco, father of Ambassador Alfonso Yuchengco, chair
of the Yuchengco Group of Companies and the AY Foundation.
The building will house the various University offices and
serve as venue for cultural performances and major campus