ON A DAY that will undoubtedly become a part of its legacy, Cebu Doctors' University (CDU) Mandaue held a corner capsule laying ceremony for its soon-to-rise PVL Building. This symbolic event, which took place on Monday, August 14, 2023, marked a significant milestone in the institution's journey of growth, collaboration, and progress.
The PVL Building, an ambitious addition to the CDU campus, provided the perfect backdrop for the corner capsule laying ceremony. The 14-story building was named after CDU’s beloved founder, Dr. Potenciano V. Larrazabal, Jr.
It was attended by the university’s president, Dr. Philip Anthony S.D. Larrazabal, Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes and Vice Mayor Glenn O. Bercede, Hon. Malcolm A. Sanchez, Hon. Jesus P. Arcilla, Jr, CDU Top Management, and Board of Directors and Trustees.
Engr. Pericles “Ricky” P. Dakay of Dakay Construction and Development Corp. shared how the construction of the PVL Building will stand firmly as CDU marches into the future with the cutting-edge, sustainable methods utilized in the construction of the multi-function building.
He added, “Once the building is completed, it will no doubt be of great significance not only to CDU and its students but to Mandaue City as a whole.”
This structure, set to rise in the heart of the university's grounds, not only signifies architectural growth but also serves as a representation of the university’s commitment to providing cutting-edge education and fostering a collaborative environment. The building will host extensive facilities that will likewise cater to non-medical programs.
With the expansion, the university is slated to produce more academic programs both medical and non-medical, to further its mission of providing stellar quality education.
Dr. Philip Larrazabal, the president of Cebu Doctors’ University, conveyed his deep sense of pride in nurturing exceptional students who will embody the university's fundamental vision. With the emergence of the new PVL building, this commitment is poised to ensure an even greater influx of students who will further elevate the institution’s legacy of excellence and competence.
“It is our utmost wish to have more students, but we were held back due to not having ample classroom and laboratory spaces. Our present building only has a 5,000-student capacity. With this new building, we can hopefully offer more academic programs outside of the medical field. This holistic approach to education aligns with our commitment here at CDU to deliver top-quality learning experiences,” said Larrazabal in his speech.
With the PVL Building’s forthcoming completion, Cebu Doctors' University continues to preserve its legacy while boldly carving out a path toward an even brighter future. (SPONSORED CONTENT)