PALO, Leyte-Five years after the onslaught of super typhoon ‘Yolanda’, the auditorium of Saint Paul School of Professional Studies (SPSPS) based this town was finally refurbished with new amenities added.
Erwin Vincent Alcala, president and board chair of SPSPS, said that the family of Mary Ngo, to which the new refurbished auditorium was named, was kind enough to donate 10 air conditioning units for the auditorium.
However, Johnny Chu Go, representative of family, said that they decided to donate the glass enclosure to make the donation complete.
Alcala informed that the auditorium was damaged during Yolanda and the school management started to look for funds for its repair.
The school requested Johnny Go for the refurbishment of the building said Alcala.
The donations included 10 units of 5-tonners and glass enclosures.
Alcala said that the air-conditioned consumption of the auditorium is equal to the air-conditioned consumption of the whole school, emphasizing how expensive the cost of the facility.
With the desire of the school to provide affordable accommodation to the people of Eastern Visayas, the school invested along with donation of benefactors.
Students can use the facility for free while other entities who want to use it will be charged.
And even before its formal inauguration last Friday ((Feb.15), the venue had been used in various national event with several schools based in Metro Manila visiting the SPSPS for benchmarking.
The school authorities who visited SPSPS brought with them to Manila the best practices of the school because of the school’s facilities, Alcala said.
“It makes us proud that a provincial school is considered as a benchmark of top universities in other places,” the SPSPs president said.
The blessing and formal turn-over of the Mary Ngo Auditorium was graced by the Ngo’s family, Archbishop John Du, and other school officials.