The Manila Adventist College formally broke ground on its five-story building at a ceremony held on June 2, 2015 at the school recreation area. The new 100-million school facility, which will house 31 classrooms, 6 offices, and 1 gymnasium, is aimed
at providing better teaching and learning environment for both students and faculty.
The keynote speaker, Pr. Nepthali J. Mañez, President of the North Philippine Union Conference (NPUC), believed that the Lord has His hand on this project as he emphasized
the verse “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it” from Psalm 127:1.
Dr. Abdul R. Rajagukguk, Director of AMCM Marketing, PR and Philanthropic Services and Chairman of the Building Committee, also recounted how the vision
of the new building was initiated and its progression leading to the said event.
Felicitations were rendered by several guests of honor: Mr. Nick S. Reyes, Executive Assistant of the Office of the Pasay City Mayor as representative of Mayor Antonino
G. Calixto; Ms. Lesley Ann C. Rubiano, daughter and representative of Pasay Congresswoman Emi Calixto-Rubiano; Ms. Ma. Aylene A. Ricafrente, representative from Development Bank of the Philippines; and Dr. Nelson G. Castillo, NPUC Education Secretary, who
expressed his strong support for this undertaking.
Aside from the aforementioned personalities, the groundbreaking ceremony was participated by Pr. Nelson D. De Chavez, NPUC Executive Secretary; Dr. Bibly L. Macaya, AMCM and MAC President; Mrs. Vilma
O. Lumalang, Vice President For Finance; Dr. Wealthy C. Estrada, Vice President for School Administration; Pr. Glenn M. Lagabon, Director for College Advancement; Dr. Marilyn P. Mutuc, SHS Principal, and Mrs. Melinda F. Abalos, General Education Head, the
first faculty members of the then School of Medical Arts; Mr. Wyben G. Nellas, President of the Alumni Association; Ms. Christiele Love N. Tapayan, President of the Supreme Student Government; Arch. Myton C. Baladiang and Engr. Desmond B. Diaz, design and
structure specialists, respectively. Also present to witness the program were the AMCM and MAC administration, workers, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends.
The construction of the building is expected to commence in September