Officer-in-Charge for International Relations Department (IRD) and Museum and Cultural Affairs Office (MCAO) of the City Government of Makati, Ms. Maria Concepcion M. Yabut; together with UMak Institute for Social Development and National Building (ISDN) Dean, Dr. Lucia B. De la Cruz; Makati Heritage Studies (MHS) Department Head, Dr. Erlinda B. Dizon; and faculty members, Assistant Professor Jennifer U. Garcia and Assistant Professor Luis P. Olivar, signed a memorandum of agreement on September 27, 2023, at Makati City Hall, Poblacion, Makati City.
This agreement consists walking tours around historic Poblacion, the Central Business District (CBD), and the Garden of the Cross, St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Parish in Magallanes, Makati City. Moreover, between the two parties, a lecture series is being drafted that will be launched in the second semester of the academic year 2023-2024.
Consequently, this milestone will benefit UMak students enrolled in Makati Heritage Studies by broadening their cultural, political, and social perspective on the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Makati.
Written by: Luis P. Olivar