Two centers for student relaxation and socialization were donated and turned over to the administration of the Palawan State University (PSU) on Thursday by Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC).
Reynaldo “Bong” dela Rosa, the community relations manager of the RTNMC, said the project marks the company’s active engagement with PSU.
“Sana ay ito ang ating simula para sa mas bigger na partnership. Sana ang mga projects na ito ay inyong maalagaan,” he told the CEAT students after the blessing and turnover.
Dela Rosa lauded the students who created the student center design, which the RTNMC funded with P617,000.
“Sa design ay kayo, kami (sa RTNMC) ay tumutulong lamang. Nagsimula ito sa puso ninyo. Kasi nakita ninyo ang needs ng mga kapwa nyo estudyante,” he said.
The student center has steel posts and fabricated/welded benches made of steel bars. The project was requested to them by CEAT student council leaders for the purposes of holding student gathering and activities and will also serve as a multi-purpose building for engineering students.
The student center is also known as “steel structure,” according to Dela Rosa.
Dela Rosa was accompanied by Rachelle Lauricio, IEC officer of RTNMC, during the turnover of donation and acceptance documents to Engr. Patrick Nangkil, college dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT).
Also present during the turnover was Engr. Mark dela Chica of Hummingbird Construction and Supply. Both Dela Rosa and Lauricio led the ribbon cutting of the newly-completed RTN student center projects.
Engr. Nangkil, during his message, expressed gratitude to RTNMC for the project and lauded the officers of the college student council led by Shaira Cabrera. council governor, whose efforts proved fruitful.
“Pero ang proyektong ito pinagsikapan din nung nauna pang mga student council leaders before pa kay Shaira Cabrera,” he said.
“Sila ay nakakatulong din para kulitin ang RTNMC, at ngayon finally nandito na ang student center projects” he added.
Also present was university student council president Elijah Daniel Geanga and CEAT students.