UNO-R breaks ground for new IS bldg


The University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos had its ground breaking ceremony of the four –storey Integrated School Building ,January 5 , 2017.  This new facility is built to house the Basic Education Department of the university.

The construction site is at the back of the Sta. Monica Retreat House within the university campus.   Rev. Fr. Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of the OAR Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno; and Rev. Fr. Eduardo S. Celiz, Jr., OAR, UNO-R President led the groundbreaking ceremony with Atty. John Orola, representing the City Mayor;  DEPEd Officials; members of the BOT and Brgy Captain Elmer Villanueva.

            The program started with the invocation led by Fr. Ronel Gealon, OAR, REEd Director and Opening Remarks was given by Fr. Abraham Latoza, OAR,  VP- Reigious Affairs and Director for Basic Education.  Messages were delivered by the Prior Provincial; Atty. Orola; and Mr. Julito Feliciano of Deped NIR, representing NIR OIC Regional Superintendent Gilbert Sadsad.  Ground breaking and laying of the time capsule follows.  Rev. Fr. Eduardo Celiz, Jr., OAR will give the closing remarks.

The UNO-R, inc. Board of Trustees , the UNO-R School Board and the community of the Basic Education will witness the affair.  Expected to attend also are OIC Regional and Provincial Schools Superintendent Gilbert Sadsad, represented by Mr. Feliciano; and Dr. Jonalyn Navarro, representing Bacolod City Schools Superintendent Cynthia G. Demavivas.  The Board of Trustees has approved the construction of the new building. The UNO-R BOT is composed of Fr. Selma – Chairman; Fr. Julius Marcos, OAR; Fr. Manny Bolilia, OAR;  Fr. Ian Anthony Espartero;  Fr. Edgar Tubio, OAR; Fr. Cristopher Maspara, OAR;  Fr. Cris Palomar, OAR;  Fr. Henry  Santiago, OAR; Fr.  Celiz, OAR; Fr. William Villaflor, OAR – Corporate Treasurer; Fr. Abraham Latoza, OAR;  Fr. Albert Pellazar, OAR – Corporate Secretary; Dr. Socorro Victoria de Leon; and Atty. Ulan Sarmiento.  

           Fr. Villaflor; Fr. Latoza; Engr. Vicente Lamzon; Engr. Christopher Taclobos;  Engr. Franklin Calmiren and Engr. Noel Angeles compose the Project Management team while Architech Ramon Nilo Vios and team will undertake the project.

(with data from SunStar.Bacolod-Jan. 06, 2017)



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