Posted on January 11, 2016
The CEIT Building was painted at the cost of only PhP1, 303,633.68.
To Ms. Maria Villamor Oanad, and concerned students
The incentives given to the employees over a period of three years, including the Chair and Members of the BOR on several occasions have not been unauthorized. It is only a matter of interpreting the law. The Board of Regents itself has the power granted by RA 8292 to allocate the funds of the University earned from its income for purposes of instruction, research and extension.
At any rate, all members of the BOR are also given an allowance of PhP5, 400 every time they attend a meeting of the Board or any of its committees. This is also allowed by law.
Ms Joyce Anne Pinto and concerned students
You’re right. There are a lot of improvements the classrooms need. There are a lot of improvements the University needs. I am not going to make excuses here. I will no longer tell you how worse our situation has been years ago when you have not entered this University yet.
When I read your post I immediately asked the Grounds and Buildings Supervisor, Engr. Corleto Bravo, and Engr. Dong Matias who is in charge of infrastructure projects, and asked them about those electric fans and comfort rooms since I have not heard from them about these things for quite some time.
Our steel arm chairs are old, even older than you perhaps. Our water supply is completely dependent on the maintenance of our water pumps. Even before the sun rises our maintenance crews are hard at work to ensure our water supply.
Well, the flush of the comfort rooms have been constantly being repaired and replaced, but if you can tell where the defective units are I will really appreciate it. I have called the plumbers now to the office to ask them to go around the comfort rooms first thing tomorrow to look for all things that should be repaired.
More than what you have said in your post, notice also those broken windows in the Old Building, the crumpled blackboards and white boards, and the decaying teachers’ platforms.
That is why when you were enjoying your Christmas vacation, Ric Dulay and the maintenance crew were repairing and repainting the steel arm chairs.
Now here is what I am really waiting with eagerness.
The Bids and Awards Committee for Goods and Services has finished the bidding of a project for the Repair and Renovation of the Old Building. It will cost about PhP 20 million. This will transform the Old Building, hopefully, into a much better place to study.
Keep on posting your suggestions. I really appreciate them.