This year, University of Batangas saw an opportunity to expand and acquire the 1.4 hectares vacant parcels of land in front of our Hilltop Campus.
Last December 5, 2017, UB ushered in the construction of its Millennium Campus with a groundbreaking ceremony.
On hand to lower the symbolic time capsule to the ground were Dr. Hernando B. Perez (University President) and Atty. Jesus V. Mayo (Chairman, Board of Regents and Vice President for Student and External Affairs). Gracing this important milestone were Dr. Abegayle Machelle P. Chua (Vice President for Academic Affairs), Mr. Alex Ramos (Vice President for Administration), Atty. Bernard Mayo (AVP for Legal Affairs), Mr. Judd Frederick Cauntay (Director, Corporate Communications Office), Mrs. Maria Cecilia Q. Verceles (Director, Management of Assets and General Services), Mrs. Jeanina Delos Reyes (Purchasing and Auxiliary Services Officer), Mrs. Anna Louisa Cauntay (Director , Student Affairs and External Programs),Mrs. Maria Leah Shiela M. Atienza (Director, International Affairs and Special Programs Office ), Mrs. Analyn Soriano (HRD Officer), Dr. Hilaria Guico (High School Principal), Engr. Henry Cabatay (Dean, College of Engineering), and Architect Manalo Merhan of Volada + Silya, the man behind the impressive design of UB Millennium Campus.
Mr. Ramos shared that the new construction is first of the many structures in the acquired property. There will be a seven-storey building, air-conditioned gymnasium, cafeteria, chapel and so many more structures to look forward to.
Atty. Jesus V. Mayo mentioned, “Today is the start of the realization of the President’s and Board’s collective dream of putting up this Millennium campus. This is the start of something big. The University of Batangas will be the frame of the city of Batangas and its environs.”
University President, Dr. Hernando B. Perez assured that UB will provide better education to the students and will be vigilant in improving the facilities. It is through the hard working people of UB that the university will be able to survive and improve the situation, and will even be the best university in the province of Batangas.
As University of Batangas widens its horizon after establishing a campus in Lipa City, UB will mark another milestone in the history as it breaks ground for a new campus, the Millennium Campus, the extension of the home of Brahmans. “We make dreams come true and nobody can take that away from us, because we are always the first, we are always the pioneer… let us continue to support all the activities of UB because there is nowhere else to go but up”, shared Dr. Chua.
Architect Merhan added that Millennium Campus will be one of the unique and one of the best sites developed. The expected turn-over will be by June 2018 and our dear Brahmans really have so much to look forward to in this new campus.