(JAN. 5)—Forty units of outdoor exercise equipment are now being installed in key locations around UP Diliman to help faculty, staff and students keep fit and healthy.
Thirteen units, comprising the arm push-up, elliptical machine, single seesaw and double seesaw, can now be found at the Department of Military Science and Tactics Complex and the College of Science Complex.
The rest of the equipment will eventually be installed at the children’s playground near the PAUW-UP Child Study Center, the College of Human Kinetics-Multi Purpose Training Park and near dormitories.
They were donated by the Sogo Group of Hotels as part of their corporate social responsibility program.
According to their chairman Ignacio B. Gimenez, the donation came about “…because we know that there are a lot of people exercising here. A few of us [from the Sogo group] are from UP. It was something that we really wanted and we’re happy na natuloy.” Gimenez is a graduate of the College of Home Economics.
Marketing manager Sue Geminiano adds that they “…are grateful that we are able to help the community in terms of developing physical fitness and sportsmanship.”
The donation agreement was signed on Dec. 11, 2015 at Quezon Hall. Present to receive the donation from Gimenez were UPD Chancellor Michael L. Tan and Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs Nestor T. Castro.