A Groundbreaking, Time-Capsule Laying, and Inauguration Ceremonies were held for sports and academic facilities on February 3 at the Davao City-UP Sports Complex located in the UP Mindanao campus. UP President Alfredo Pascual and Philippine Sports Commission Chairperson William "Butch" Ramirez led the Groundbreaking for the Football Stadium Phase 2, the Aquatics Center Phase 1, and the Civil Works for the Football Field and Track Oval that was accompanied by the laying of a Time-Capsule. Groundbreakings were held for UP Mindanao's College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Cultural Complex, the Center for Advancement of Research in Mindanao (CARIM) Building, the Research Development and Extension (RDE) Building, and the Faculty and Staff Housing.
This was followed by an Inauguration Ceremony of the Multi-Purpose Human Kinetics Building (Training Gym), highlighted by a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and messages from Chairperson William Ramirez, Mayor Sara Duterte, Congressman Alberto Ungab, former congressman Isidro Ungab, and President Pascual. (See more photos here)
Earlier in the day, a Parangal para kay President Alfredo E. Pascual was held in honor of the president whose term ends on February 9. Messages and other forms of appreciation were given by alumnus Sebastian Angliongto, Mayor Sara Duterte through representative Michael Aportadera, faculty representative Larry Digal, union leaders Michael Gatela and Analiza Fulvadora, Obu Manuvu leaders led by Datu Joel Unad, former congressman Isidro Ungab and UP Mindanao Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion. Presentations were given by the colleges, the Koro Kantahanay chorale, and the UP Mindanao Dance Ensemble. The president, in his response, expressed his appreciation to everyone. (See more photos here)