NLPSC’s Completed and On-Going Projects
After the official establishment of NLPSC as a new college in North Philippines in 2010 by virtue of Republic Act No. 10085 under the authorship of Congressman Eric D. Singson of the Second District of Ilocos Sur, the College has improved much its physical plant and facilities.
The three-storey Academic Building with audio-visual room and speech laboratory, which was initially funded during its first phase by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), is now in its completion phase. This on-going infrastructure project was started on April 20, 2015 through a contract with ELOCIN Construction at a total project cost of Php12,291,408.66to be completed within 290 calendar days. And as of July 1, 2015, the contractor has completed 32.84% of the project according to Engr. Ricky Molina, the project engineer who is responsible in monitoring and supervising the project.
Initially housed in this under-constructed building were 300 monoblock armchairs equally distributed to five classrooms; thus, the classrooms have 60-seater capacity. They were purchased through the Use of Income (UI) of the college. An in addition to this, RESSTEEL Iron Works and Construction fabricated complete platforms, white and black boards, teacher’s table and chairs for each classroom, and three cabinets at the stock room of the Chemistry and Biology/Physics Laboratory Rooms of the building.
In response to the heavy demands for the call of nature and to serve the members of the academic communitywith additional comfort rooms, the External Male and Female Comfort Room with wash area and shower room located on the western side of the NLPSC Food Court has been completed on April 18, 2015. This project was funded from the UI with a total project cost of Php576,487.71 under RESSTEEL Iron Works and Construction.
The College Administration is always concerned with the safety and security of its properties, the students and the personnel. The perimeter fence at the back of the gymnasium and at the southern part of the college was destroyed by the inclement of Typhoon Mario in September 2014; hence, it needed an urgent repair. The Repair of the Perimeter Fence was manned by Golden Vision Construction in the amount of Php844,045.05 and it was completed on March 22, 2015. The 45 calendar days of infrastructure work was funded by the UI of the College.
In his desire for the Student Government to have a building of its own, then-SG President Vladimir Maala initiated the construction of a Student Government Building during the academic year 2013-2014 through an allocated Student Development Fund in the amount of Php1,443,924.89 to complete its Phase I. Through the First Northway Development and Construction Corporation (FNDCC) that handled the project since the start of its construction, Phase II in the amount of Php964,144.85 and Phase III in the amount of Php644,553.86 were successfully completed on January 19, 2015.
To improve the landscape of the new computer laboratory located at the first floor of the Third Academic Building suited for IT environment, ELOCIN Construction performed the repair works in the amount of Php253,878.08 and the project which was funded by the computer fund was completed on June 1, 2015.
With the massive increase in enrolment this school year, it is anticipated that classrooms can no longer hold a large number of students comparing with the previous years. The College is now facing the dilemma of having scarcity of classrooms for its students; hence, construction of an additional academic building will now be a priority. (RCM)