UP Visayas Library receives P1.2 million grant from the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America (UPMASA)

A grant from University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America (UPMASA) in the sum of 1.2 million pesos was given to the UP Visayas University Library in order to establish the UPV Archives Section in the new UPV Library structure. The project was made possible thanks to the efforts of UPMASA, headed by Mrs. Elvie Estampador-Gildea and Dr. Nerita Ulep, as well as Ms. Analiza G. Linaugo, University Librarian.

The project will obtain tools and supplies for the archives department, including bookcases, seats, tables, and a sofa set, as well as renovate the space. (i.e., painting, installation of walls and dividers, aircon, flooring, etc.). Additionally, the grant will be used to acquire a DLSR camera and digitization equipment to preserve and digitize old documents.

A partial release of check amounting to 299,000.00 pesos was handed over by Atty. Rene John V. Nuñez, President, UPAA Iloilo Chapter to Mr. Rex B. Rodriguez, contractor.  The turnover was witnessed by Dr. Rey Carlo T. Gonzales, Director, Office of Alumni Relations; Ms. Consuelo R. Geduspan, Vice President, UPAA Iloilo Chapter; Ms. Ma. Yvonne E. Genciane, College Librarian, University Archives Section; and Atty. Shiella P. Olid, Legal Officer, UPAA Iloilo Chapter.  (Ms. Ninfa Bandorio, University Library)

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