/ 10 March 2021

A NEW medical building will soon rise at the University of the Philippines in Manila thanks to the Henry Sy Foundation.

The foundation recently turned over its second tranche of donation to the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Foundation Inc.

It will be used to construct the 11-story Medical Sciences Building in UP Manila.

The building will have a total floor area of about 9,900 square meters.

The teaching facility will have two theaters, 42 classrooms, three board rooms, an alumni lounge, special event hall, two multi-purpose halls, four upper floors, a patient safety center and two clinical simulation wings.

Dr. Lydia Echauz, HSFI Trustee and Executive Director, highlighted the vision of the HSFI, which is to empower Filipinos.

“Henry Sy Foundation has the vision of supporting the empowerment of Filipinos through education. Aside from providing financial assistance to students, we also partner with various education institutions for the construction of facilities and development of programs which improve the quality of education in the country,” Echauz said.

The project was made possible with the leadership of its Chairman and President, Dr. Rody Sy.

Sy said the building was 36 percent complete as of February 5.

“Although constructions are now allowed by the government, it is important for us to establish procedures at construction sites to fight the spread of the virus. To ensure occupational safety for this project, we conduct regular check-ups and Covid19 testing for our workers every month as part of our health and safety measures,” he said.