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Renovated WVSU cultural center unveiled

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The new WVSU Cultural Center was unveiled last Wednesday. -- BW/ERSSANTIAGUDO

WESTERN VISAYAS State University’s (WVSU) Cultural Center was unveiled last week after the completion of a P50-million rehabilitation project. Built in 1978, it was one of the first auditorium venues in the region. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles led the inauguration ceremonies on Oct. 9, together with Commission on Higher Education Chairman Julian Prospero E. De Vera and WVSU President Luis M. Sorolla Jr. “The whole WVSU community is very happy about it and we are really grateful to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles because this was in a deplorable condition many years ago, so the P50 million that he put in enabled us to rehabilitate it so that this facility would continue to develop the unique Ilonggo culture that we have and also develop the Filipino culture as a whole,” Mr. Sorolla said. Mr. Nograles, for his part, said the project is a way of paying homage to the school, which has been producing outstanding students and scholars. “This is our way of saying thanks to WVSU for being the home of topnotchers… especially sa (in) education, medicine,” he said. Mr. Nograles added that the rehabilitation is also a tribute to Mr. Sorolla for his many years of service and achievements for the Ilonggo community. — Emme Rose S. Santiagudo

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