The University of St. La Salle-Bacolod will allot P200 million for the construction of its new Integrated School Campus in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City, that is expected to be completed within six months to one year, its chairman of the board of trustees, Joey Ledesma, said yesterday.
The project, which is a joint venture of USLS and Robinson's Land, will be situated in a 7-hectare lot in Villa Lucasan Subdivision, 6 hectares of which was donated by the Alunan family.
He said the campus will have two four-storey buildings that can house around 4,000 high school and elementary pupils, fully equipped with laboratories.
There is need to transfer their integrated school to a new location as its present site is no longer conducive for their pupils as the space is already congested, he said.
As of this school year, there are around 2,000 pupils enrolled at the USLS-IS and they share some of the facilities with the college students.
The blessing and the ground breaking of the new IS Campus will be held at 4 p.m. today.
The construction of their new IS campus will be spearheaded by architects Tony Corral and Ramiro Garcia, both alumni of the IS department.
Meanwhile, USLS is bent on further enhancing its alliance with higher educational institution abroad as it celebrates its 62nd founding anniversary, Rhoderick Samonte, director for external relations of USLS, said.
Samonte said that USLS is in fact the only institution in western Visayas that is part of the University Mobility for Asia Pacific program wherein students from other Asian countries, Australia, New Zealand and the United States studies in USLS as exchange students.
As part of the week-long celebration of its 62nd founding anniversary called "Handumanan week", USLS has prepared several activities beginning with the opening of booths and exhibits yesterday.
Bryan Poe Llamanzares, son of Senator Grace. Poe Llamanzares, is expected at the 5th Lusog Busog Talino a Summit at the Sanctuario de La Salle at 8 a.m. today.
Service and special awards to be given to USLS employees at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow while sepak takraw invitational games, public private partnership forum and the awardees of the golden jubilarians will be held on Thursday at the Sanctuario de La Salle.
A thanksgiving mass, the launching of the project stimulus and the university games will follow on Friday and on Saturday, a tree planting activity at the new IS site and a concert at the USLS gym will be held.*APN
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