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Student orgs to begin GMH office reshuffling

The reshuffling of student organization offices, such as the University Student Council (USC), Council of Student Organizations, The HERALDO FILIPINO (HF), various Performing Arts Groups (PAG), and more in the Gregoria Montoya Hall (GMH) building will commence as administrative offices have begun transferring to the Ayuntamiento building, according to Office of Student Services (OSS) Dean Arch. Antonio Gutierrez Jr.

The new set of office assignments were decided by the OSS Council based on the activities, needs, and conditions of each student organizations, providing them the ideal office location, the OSS Dean said.

New offices to be transferred to GMH include the National Service Training Program and Reserve Officer Training Corps, while PAG are set to occupy the GMH second floor, along with a gallery and warehouse. Meanwhile, USC, CSO and Student Commission on Elections will be occupying the Office of the University Registrar, among others.

Whether or not GMH will be undergoing renovation, Gutierrez mentioned that it will not occur immediately, “it will take time pa for up to 2 to 3 years” the OSS Dean mentioned, as it will happen with the help of student organizations taking initiative like volunteering and fund-raising programs to improve GMH facilities.

He added that that there is still no initial plan whether the building will be architecturally restored and renovated or if additional floors will be constructed as planning is currently under process.

Admin transfer to Ayuntamiento

The gradual transfer of administrative offices began with the Office of Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Services on May 9, as the first batch in order to avoid disruption of administrative operations in the GMH building. Meanwhile, the Marketing Communications Office started transferring on May 16.

Despite administration offices vacating the GMH building, Gutierrez added that some admin offices like Accounting will be providing satellite offices at the GMH.

All administrative offices are targeted to have transferred to Ayuntamiento by the start of AY 2019-2020, with the Human Resource Management Office as the last office set to transfer on June 22.