Keeping Bayanihan Alive in Laguna: PHINMA RCL Inaugurates New School Building

[Calamba, Laguna, Philippines] – PHINMA Rizal College of Laguna (PHINMA RCL) inaugurated the newly built PHINMA Hall on September 18, a four-storey building that will serve as the new home for a growing number of students in South Luzon. Its 18 classrooms and seven laboratories will cater to students from courses like Criminology and Hospitality and Tourism Management, as well as Senior High School (SHS).

“We are honored by the opportunity to extend the mission of PHINMA Education to South Luzon students,”said  Eduardo Arevalo, Chief Operating Officer of the Laguna network. “The inauguration of PHINMA hall is just one of our efforts to highlight our commitment to nurturing the new generation of heroes capable of improving the lives of their families, communities, and the country through accessible quality education.”

Christopher Tan, Country Head of PHINMA Education Philippines, explained that PHINMA RCL will deliver the same student-centered, conducive, and effective learning for students that have become the hallmark of PHINMA Education. “This is what makes us successful as we try across the country to lower the barriers of helping through education and to provide a better future for our children,” he added.

To keep the spirit of Bayanihan alive not just for its students but also for the greater Laguna community, PHINMA Hall is equipped with 86 solar panels to reduce its impact on the environment. Like other PHINMA Education campuses, it is also equipped with green facilities like rainwater catchment systems and sewage treatment plants. Finally, a tree-planting ceremony was held during the event to underscore the network’s commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness. 

Present at the inauguration were Laguna Mayor Roseller “Ross” H. Rizal and Congresswoman Charisse Anne Hernandez-Alcantara, PHINMA RCL Board Members Ramon del Rosario, Jr., Magdaleno Albarracin, Jr., Dr. Chito Salazar, Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan, and University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) founder Bernardo Villegas, along with students and faculty members. 

Together with the rest of the eight PHINMA Education schools in the Philippines, which includes PHINMA Araullo University (AU), PHINMA Cagayan de Oro College (COC), PHINMA University of Iloilo (UI), PHINMA University of Pangasinan (UPang), Southwestern University (SWU) PHINMA, and  PHINMA St. Jude College (SJC) Manila and Quezon City Campus, and PHINMA Union College of Laguna (UCL), PHINMA RCL commits to the mission of making lives better through education.



PHINMA Education Holdings, Inc. (PEHI) under the conglomerate PHINMA Corporation, started investing in the education services sector in 2004 through the acquisition of PHINMA Araullo University in Nueva Ecija. It has since expanded its presence across the country with its network of schools namely: PHINMA Cagayan de Oro College, PHINMA University of Pangasinan, PHINMA University of Iloilo, Southwestern University PHINMA in Cebu City, PHINMA Saint Jude College Manila, PHINMA Saint Jude College Quezon City, PHINMA Rizal College of Laguna, and PHINMA Union College of Laguna. It also aims to expand across Southeast Asia beginning with Horizon Education in Indonesia. For more information, please visit: