University of St. La Salle

WATCH: Charles Dumancas Science and Technology Hall Inauguration


A celebration of goodwill and faith paved the way for the inauguration of the Charles Dumancas Science and Technology Hall last October 24, 2021.

This momentous occasion was a step closer to the fulfillment of the vison of Br. Kenneth of transforming the entire Science and Technology Hall to be a learning space of visual delight, inspiration, and relation for learners, teachers, and community.

The furnishing of the said hall which is found at the 5th floor of the new USLS Integrated School Building was a heartwarming surprise of Mrs. Ginnette Dumancas to her husband, Mr. Charles Dumancas for their 34th Wedding Anniversary.

Moreover, a mosaic mural will soon be mounted on its wall, to encapsulate the vision and inspiration of our being Lasallians and of forming learners for the environment, grounded in Science and aided by Technology. The artwork entitled “Dulungan” skillfully crafted by local artist and USLS alumna, Tey Sevilleno, was derived from the inspiration of Negros Five or the five critically endangered species of the Negros Island.

The bigger element of the of the mural is a Walden’s Hornbill, or locally called as dulungan, which also translates to “together”. The female dulungan would incubate her eggs in a cavity of a tree trunk, and together with the male hornbill, will close it off to protect their young. The artist relates this to the Lasallian education she grew up with and the institution that incubated her talents and spirituality to prepare her for the real world. Her mosaic mural will also showcase how the Lasallian community takes care of the environment and biodiversity through research and conservation.

Touched with generosity and wanting to repay forward the goodness, USLS gave away three academic scholarships to the Kalipay Foundation, a foundation also supported by Dumancas couple. Present in the said inauguration were family and friends of the Dumancas couple, Br. Joaquin Severino Martinez, FSC-USLS University President and Chancellor and the members of the Brothers Community.

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