Posted on August 10, 2018

Sometime in 2016 Cong. Boyet Gonzales conceived the idea of having a new building to be constructed along the Sacripante side of the RizalTech Campus. He asked me to visualize the design of the building and the purpose for which it will be dedicated. Thus, after some brainstorming with the members of the Infrastructure Management Office headed by Dean Armando Matias, and in consultation with our architectural consultants, we identified the needs for which the building will be dedicated. We need a better home for the Alumni. That should be the first consideration. Inspired by the Alumni Hall of the Rizal High School, we assigned an entire floor as Alumni Hall where they can have their meetings and conferences. Spacious, this Hall would have a designer coffee stall and office and a large meeting place. We needed a new library in addition to the numerous libraries we have. We also required a new computer center. Thus, a floor of the building is assigned for this purpose. The Supply Office has outgrown its space, so we assigned a floor for them. Finally, in order to add some more parking spaces, one floor of the building is dedicated as parking space.

In November, 2016, the building was inaugurated, together with the soon-to-be-finished Health and Wellness Building along Boni Avenue. Congw. Queenie Gonzales led the groundbreaking. And now we are inaugurating this building.

In behalf of the RizalTech community, I would like to express our gratitude for the abiding support of Congw. Queenie and former Cong Boyet Gonzales, and by my former professor the late Senator Neptali A. Gonzales, to the RizalTech.

We have achieved what we only dreamed of, to be one of the best universities in the country, ranked 24th in the country by Webometrics. We have traveled all the way to becoming a good university, and now we may say that we have one foot on becoming a great university. We could never have gone to this stature without the support of the Gonzaleses. We cannot give them enough thanks.

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