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.