Citing the sector’s lasting impact to nation building and progress, the University of the Philippines-Institute of Civil Engineering (UP-ICE) in Diliman, Quezon City has lauded the Consunji Group of Companies for its unwavering support for the improvement of the quality of education in the country.
UP-ICE Director Maria Antonia Tanchuling said this in appreciation for the conglomerate’s recent donations to the institution that include a 260-seat theater inside the UP-ICE main building that was named after one of the institute’s esteemed alumni and acknowledged “Grandfather of Philippine Construction Industry,” the late Engr. David M. Consunji.
“Investing on education goes a long, long way to all stakeholders from the students and to the nation as a whole. I think that’s UP’s contribution to nation-building—to produce graduates who are not only competent but at the same time who are honorable,” Tanchuling stated.
“So we’d like to thank the private
sector for the support to the university all throughout these years. DMCI, the
Consunji family have been supporting the university especially the ICE. We’re
really very grateful for all the support that has been given to us,” she added.