UP-ICE unveils marker for David M. Consunji Theater

| Posted by UP Media and Public Relations Office

The University of the Philippines Institute of Civil Engineering (UP-ICE) in Diliman, Quezon City recently unveiled the marker for the 260-seat David M. Consunji Theater which was named in honor of the late founder of the DMCI Group of Companies.

The unveiling of the marker coincided with the 2019 UP-ICE Recognition Rites and Graduation Dinner on June 26.

The P9.2 million modern theater inside the UP-ICE main building has served as a venue for research colloquia, seminars, and student assemblies since its inauguration in November 2017.

The theater was named after the late Engr. David M. Consunji, one of the Institute’s esteemed alumni and the acknowledged “Grandfather of Philippine Construction Industry.”

It is part of various facilities and scholarships donated by DMCI Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries to the UP-ICE that include a professorial chair and teaching grants, a lecture room, and a canteen.

In 2018 DMCI Homes and Dacon Corporation, together with Friends of Engr. David M. Consunji, also donated P7.5 million to set up UP ICE’s computational laboratory which started operations in the previous academic year.


(From left to right) UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation, Inc. Executive Director Alfonso A. Aliga, Jr., UP-ICE Director Maria Antonia Tanchuling, DMCI Homes Marketing Manager Johnson Tan, UP College of Engineering Dean Rizalinda de Leon, UP-ICE Deputy Director for Planning, Development, and Finance Reygie Q. Macasieb, a UP-ICE alumnus and former professor, Dr. Salvador Reyes, and a UP-ICE alumnus and lecturer, Engr. Michael Gonzales during the unveiling of the David M. Consunji Theater marker on June 26.


David M. Consunji Theater marker


The David M. Consunji Theater inside the UP-ICE main building in Diliman, Quezon City


Inside the theater