On the celebration of the 115th Foundation Anniversary, SPUP dedicated its Cultural Heritage Center. The new learning facility was unveiled through the ribbon cutting ceremony led by Sr. Lilia Therese Tolentino, SPC (Provincial Superior – SPC Philippine Province). Its blessing was presided by the Most Reverend Charles John Brown, DD (Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines).

The SPUP Cultural Heritage Center features state-of-the-art facilities and innovative presentation towards meaningful and purposeful ways of learning. Through the SPUP Cultural Heritage Center, learners are led towards a deeper understanding of the role of arts in community-building through interaction, participation, engagement, and cultural preservation.

As a learning facility, SPUP Cultural Heritage Center is endeavored to serve as: 1) a Live Laboratory where life-long learning experiences are advanced as learners are immersed in actual art engagement and provided with new learning opportunities in a collaborative environment where they can learn together; 2) a Hub of Incubation, where learners are led towards the discovery and development of new artistic talents, creativity, and expression; 3) an Avenue for Evangelization¸ where aesthetics education is fostered through an encounter with beauty, truth and finer things in life; and, 4) a Repository of Artistic Expressions and Cultural Artifacts, where learners imbibe mastery in the various forms of art and expressions in art.

SPUP Cultural Heritage Center serves as a legacy project for the University’s 115th Foundation Anniversary. The project-team was led by Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, Sr. Maria Lirio Gavan, SPC, Dr. Bryce Fabro, Arch. Joel Rivas and their respective creative teams, Mrs. Belen Lim, Dr. Rosalinda Tanguilan, and Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay.