CTU Danao opens new administration building

(from left: CTU Vice President for PEBA Edgar Tibay, Danao City Vice Mayor Thomas Mark Durano, CTU Danao Director Rose Mary Almacen, CTU President Rosein Ancheta Jr. and CHED R7 Director Maximo Aljibe)

Notwithstanding pandemic-induced delays, CTU Danao’s 52-million administration building finally opened on May 28th.

Poised to serve stakeholders better, the three-storey structure features spacious offices on the first and second floors and learning commons on the entire third floor of 900 square meters.

It has additional sections for the testing center, board room, and office of the Information, Communications and Public Affairs that primarily functions as a holding area in welcoming guests to the campus.

Sitting parallel to the national highway, the building stretches to join the previously constructed Phase 1 buildings of the colleges of Education and Engineering at its rear.

Its modern design has a facade accentuated with the university’s golden yellow motif to highlight the modified CTU logo launched in 2019.

In her speech, Campus Director Rosemary Almacen mentioned the relationship between environment and performance, inspired by Winston Churchill’s idea: “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”

Moreover, she’s looking forward to seeing “happy and productive employees” in their new offices.

On the same day was the groundbreaking for Phase 2 of the College of Education building with 10 million from Special Trust Fund (STF) and 44 million from the General Appropriations Act (GAA).

CTU President Rosein Ancheta Jr. spoke at the ceremony that “construction of new buildings and facilities will amplify our capacity to leap the needs for that excellence and development which exemplifies our innovation richer as a premier multidisciplinary technological university.”

Among the dignitaries present were a majority of CTU campus directors, Vice President for PEBA Edgar Tibay, CHED R7 Director Maximo Aljibe, and Danao Vice Mayor Thomas Durano./Sarah Jane Colina/ICPA Danao