SWU PHINMA Invests P800M to upgrade, renovate school facilities

BUSINESS
May 3, 2019

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Southwestern University (SWU) PHINMA has allocated P800 million for the overall improvement of the campus and facilities.

In 2018, the upgrade efforts saw the completion of the renovated School of Medicine building (formerly MHAM, now PHINMA Hall) and Phase 1 of the Southwestern University Medical Center.

For 2019, SWU PHINMA is spending P460 million for school facilities that will be built or upgraded between summer and August. Construction will include the second phase of the Main Campus, the Dentistry Building, the School of Health and Allied Health Sciences (SHAHS) Mock Hospital and Nursing Arts Laboratory, and the K-12 Library.

The university is also developing other campus facilities including the flooring and ventilation of the University Coliseum, Main Campus’ Dietary, School of Design + Communication’s Tech Hub, and the foreign students’ lounge.

“We want to do more in providing our students with the best facilities. The P800-million budget we are spending is partly a manifestation of our belief that education is a passport to a better life and that quality education is one that leads to good jobs that can improve the lives of our students and their families,” said SWU PHINMA Chief Operating Officer Albert Gamboa.

The SWU community also recently inaugurated the new seven-floor Dentistry Building slated to be called the SWU Villa. Last year, SWU PHINMA completed the construction of the PHINMA Hall and the first phase of the SWU Medical Center through a budget of P150 million and P185 million, respectively, still taken from the P800-million budget SWU PHINMA had put in to enhance their students’ overall learning environment.

“The ongoing construction and facilities upgrades are part of SWU PHINMA’s thrust to provide high-quality hands-on learning experience for our serious and driven students. With the new building and facilities, the students’ learning experience within the university will be significantly enhanced, and will help them achieve their goals of becoming the best that they can be,” Gamboa added.

The university improvements is also an integral part of a long-term plan of developing the university town with the university as the focal point in the neighborhood. The integrated community master plan for the SWU Town is a result of the collaboration of Barangays Sambag I and II and SWU PHINMA. 

It will also feature a P200-million socialized housing project that will house more than 145 informal-settler families, service centers, and commercial spaces.

For more information about SWU PHINMA’s academic programs and admission processes, contact +63 (32) 415 5555 or visit www.swu.edu.ph.

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