With the sub-theme "Landscaping Architecture: Converging Architecture and Landscape" the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) Cavite Chapter lead the series of activities last December 7-11, 2011 in observance of this year's National Architecture Week (NAW). This year's celebration intends to help architects be more aware and conscientious of the potentials of a multi-disciplinary collaboration to the profession, and be more understanding of the issues and demands surrounding the professional practice, particularly with landscaping.
ISKUL TAKUBETS Project MOA Signing and Ground Breaking Ceremony
GEANHS’ Drum and Lyre Corps
welcoming the guests to the venue
Ground breaking ceremony and MOA signing of the “Takubets” Project opened the activity last December 7, 2011 at the Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo High School (GEANHS). The project is UAP’s commitment to provide convenient, safe and clean environment by building school toilets for the school. First of its kind of UAP’s project in Cavite, the project is in partnership with the GEANHS’s school administration and GPTA and sponsors and is expected to be completed in the first week of March, 2012.
Guests and participants were warmly welcomed by the GEANHS’ Drum and Lyre Corps at the UAP Cavite’s Bahay ng Arkitektong Caviteño after which, the same were lead to the Emilio Aguinaldo High School’s covered court where UAP National President Ar. Ramon Mendoza, uap and other architects and guests were welcomed by honor guards, school administrators, student, faculties and PTA Officers.
|School welcomed and honored UAP Architects in full color entourage.|
Dr. Presenciana E. Pinazo, principal of GEANHS opened the ceremony with a message of gratitude to the United Architects of the Philippines for granting them such project and pledged all-out support together with other stakeholders in order to realize such project.
District Director for Area B3 Ar. Ritchie Corcuera, uap gave a brief introduction of the special guests Ar. Ramon Mendoza, UAP National President and Vice President for UAP Area B, Ar. Norman Morales, UAP. The national president gave a message on the importance of the TAKUBETS Project in line with having a safe and clean environment particularly for the students. A challenge was also given to the students to take care and maintain the project.
|MOA Signing of the ISKUL TAKUBETS Project (from left to right):|
Ar. Corcuera, UAP Nat'l President Ar. Ramon S. Mendoza, uap,
Ar. Kamantigue, Dr. Pinazo and GPTA Officers
Ar. Morales also commended the UAP Cavite Chapter for pioneering the project in Area B and challenged the Chapter to complete at least 5 “Takubets” Projects in Cavite while Ar. Calixto “JK” Kamantigue, Jr., UAP Cavite’s Chapter President thanked the different stakeholders for the support and lauded the different roles and participation of each group. According to him, aside from the design of the project, UAP will provide roofing materials, tiles, water closets and construction supervision while the school and the PTA will in turn shoulder the labor.
Other members of the school community headed by Mrs. Elizabeth Z. Villanueva, GEANHS TEC President and Mr. Arnold Hernandez, GPTA president pledged support in the project implementation and maintenance.
|Cutting of ribbons on the construction site with |
Dr. Presenciana Pinazo, Principal of GEANHS
and UAP National President
Ar. Ramon S. Mendoza, UAP
The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was then signed followed by the ground breaking ceremony where a time capsule was laid at the center of the project site.
Also present in the event were different Area B3 Chapter presidents namely: Ar. Vanessa Lagman Ledesma, uap representing Makati-CBD Chapter and Ar. Romeo Vinco, uap for the Parañaque-Palanyag Chapter; Ar. Arsenio Pascual IV, Chairman of the UAP National Committee on Legislation and Codes (UAP National CLC); Ar. Mohammadsarfraz Araneta Uttoh, uap, Exec Dir. of UAP Commission on Governmental and External Affairs; Past National Vice President Ar. Sonny Rosal, uap; Ar. Zenaida Galingan of the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects (PALA); UAP Cavite Chapter Past President Ar. Rene Heray, uap and other members of the UAP Chapter.
|Dr. Presenciana Pinazo, Principal of GEANHS and UAP National President|
Ar. Ramon S. Mendoza, UAP lead the ground breaking ceremony.
|UAP Cavite Architects and guests stood by as time capsule is being laid on the|
|Ar. Richie Corcuera, UAP and Ar. Calixto "JK" Kamantigue, UAP|
covers the time capsule with earth.
|UAP Architects with school administrators and guests.|
|Area B Vice President Norman Morales, UAP |
and GPTA President Arnold Hernandez during the ground breaking ceremony
|Ar. Vanessa Lagman Ledesma, uap representing Makati-CBD Chapter |
and Ar. Romeo Vinco, uap for the Parañaque-Palanyag Chapter
|Ar. Mohammadsarfraz Araneta Uttoh, UAP, Exec Dir. of UAP Commission on Governmental and External Affairs with a member of GEANHS' faculty|
|The time capsule being covered with earth during the ceremony.|
|Ar. Zenaida Galingan, PALA|
and UAP Cavite Chapter Past President Ar. Rene Heray, UAP