A simple turnover of donation was held at the Richmond Hotel in Iloilo City yesterday, at 4:30PM.
Senator Franklin Drilon, an alumnus of UPIC High School Class of 1961, handed over a check for P225, 000 (from three various donors – Mr. Alfonso Tan, Mrs. Helen Tan, and Sen. Franklin Drilon) to UPV Chancellor Clement Camposano for the university’s use in activities related to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of UP Presence in Iloilo.
During his conversation with UPV and UPAA representatives, Sen. Drilon emphasized the significance of preserving historical structures in the University such as the Old Highschool Building, the Woman’s Club Building, and the UPV Main Building. Chancellor Camposano thereafter expressed his gratitude to the kind gesture of the donors.
Also in attendance were UPAA representatives headed by UPAA President John Canonero, OAR Director Rey Gonzales, and Mr. Francis Allan Angelo of the Daily Guardian.
Sen. Drilon is an instrumental figure in the university’s ongoing Handumanan Project which, among others, involves the renovation of the Old High School Building (currently occupied by the Health Services Unit) and the Woman’s Club Building (currently occupied by the Office of Student Affairs).
The university invites the entire UPV Community to participate in this year’s celebration, and to explore avenues for cooperation for the benefit of UPV and the larger community.
Source: UP Visayas Facebook post