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NDDU inaugurates 4-story IBED Building @ Lagao Campus

Just in time for the opening of School Year 2008-2009, Notre Dame of Dadiangas University in Gen. Santos City recently inaugurated its four-storey Integrated Basic Education Department (the new classy name for the word” Elementary”) school building at its sprawling Lagao Campus where its High School Department is also stationed.

NDDU Lagao

Formerly located at its Highway Campus, both departments are now housed in Lagao with the College department subsequently taking over the whole campus in Dadiangas.

Interestingly, the new building, christened St. Marcellin Champagnat Hall (after the founder of the Marist Brothers) looks very much like the main building at the Dadiangas campus, with its eye-catching green stained-glass facade in the center. It will definitely be NDDU’s signature look for the years to come.

Above photograph is the left wing of the new building, while photograph at the right is the right wing facing Tiongson Street in Lagao.

Below is the marker of the new building.

To NDDU Bro. John Tan, FMS and his staff, together with the whole Marist Brothers congregation, including Provincial Supervisor Bro. Manny de Leon, FMS congratulations from Bariles Republic, alumnus of High School Batch 82!!!


PHOTOS courtesy of Reuben Aprilshower & the NDDU Alumni Office headed by Ms. Mea Dayot.

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41 thoughts on “NDDU inaugurates 4-story IBED Building @ Lagao Campus

  1. gensanite

    Greeting from the ETD Alumni ’93 & HS Alumni ’97!!!



    Gensanite (Elementary Batch 1993; High School Batch 1997)

    (cool classrooms… very green… very Marist…) :)

  2. bariles Post author

    Gensanite, cheers!

    NDDU just like the Eveready Bunny keeps on going and going and going…

    No let-up in her developments.

    Viva Marista!

  3. Elmer Caballero


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  4. bariles Post author

    Hi Elmer! Thanks for your kind words. Will try to email you asap.

    Hello Gilbert! I agree with you. With all these developments, parents won’t have to look far for their children’s education. Thanks for your comments. See you soon.

  5. orman

    call me bias but i am truly, madly and deeply proud to be a damean. the inauguration of the ibed building in lagao further cements the fact that NOTRE DAME WILL ALWAYS BE THE LEADER AND WILL REMAIN TO BE ONE IN THE YEARS TO COME. kudos to bro. manny and bro. john and to the rest of the marist family!

    ormans last blog post..Way Over Yonder by Carole King

  6. epm

    Hi.. This is site is becoming interesting every day… I’m so happy that I’m connected to Gen.Santos even if I’m far. =D

  7. bariles Post author

    hello epm. thanks for your kind words. as long as people like you keep on coming back and leaving comments like these, i will be more than inclined to improve it even further.

    tell me what you want featured here and maybe i post something about it.

    salamat nang marami ulit. :)

  8. bariles Post author

    hi orman! AMEN, AMEN, AMEN to that! Coming from you, the President of the Federation of Notre Dame Alumni, that’s indeed great to hear. Mwah!

    epm, elem batch 74 and HS batch 78 is yours truly. Good enuf to be ur grandpa ha?

  9. shine

    grabe si kuya orman huh.. di halata na sya ang president ng alumni.. sa mga ganung comment..?! hahahahaha.
    but in fairness ang ganda ng school talaga…
    Hail to our NOTRE DAME!

  10. bariles Post author

    hi shine! you’re right! hehehe! let’s visit the campus once you are here again. keep on commenting. :)

    hello Boidame! you should visit it when you’re here too. thanks for dropping by. where are you based now? :)

  11. Thea Lu

    Nice bitaw kaayo! I was there during the inauguration. I have a few pictures of my own in Multiply (exclusive to contacts). On the 3rd floor is the TD Library for kids. It was named after my Grandparents Trinidad and Doroteo Guipo. Though I wasn’t born, only raised in Gensan my family have contributed a lot to our General Santos City. From my parents to my aunties and uncles down to my siblings and my cousins, we are all Damians.
    TD Guipo Library P1

    Thea Lus last blog post..Upgraded to Premium

  12. Thea Lu

    BTW, I’m promoting this site to my aunts and uncles abroad. I’m sure they would love to hear about recent updates in Gensan. Let’s promote General Santos and the Generals worldwide!!! God bless and more power!!!

    Thea Lus last blog post..Upgraded to Premium

  13. prima guipo hower

    Hi Avel and Orman,

    Like wine, you guys are looking better with the passing of time. Thanks for this article. May I use your link when we post the website for the TD Learning Center ( We are revising the site soon…Regards, Prima

  14. epm

    ^^We can access the website of NDDU but I don’t think it’s up and running. I hope the I.T. Department of the school will look into this.

  15. White Knight

    Originally Posted By rodnerbat wla pang website ang NDDU?

    Just browse our beloved website. meron na pero di pa sya ganun ka ganda compared to other schools website such as admu,dlsu,ust,addu,up, etc. sana nddu will invest more in their website design and update informations because it reflects the school identity and prestige. Besides, talagang hightech na tayo ngayon, even abroad can browse and get informations at the click of their fingers.

  16. Micheal95

    haha,ang laki,kawawa naman kami,ang mga taga marbel,NDMU-IBED
    3 storey lang,sayang…..
    parang pinapaboran ang NDDU kaysa sa NDMU-IBED
    kawawa kami…….

    • bariles Post author

      i don’t think so. Now that Bro. Willy Lubrico is at NDMU, I am certain that a lot of developments have started to happen, infrastructure wise. :)

  17. Jordan Ray Chua Quinco

    hello NOTRE DAME! kumusta?…
    astig na ang ETD.. nasa lagao n pala?. nice building.. punta ako jan bukas…

    im a product of notre dame.. i had my primary and secondary sa NDDU…
    took my nursing degree from san pedro college in davao…

    i miss my old skul.. punta ako jan next week… St. IGnatius of LOyola 2004 will be having a mini reunion in articulo’s residence.. see u there…

  18. emeroor

    sorry Jordan Ray Chua Quinco lalake kayo or babae??
    kasi yung comment ko nagkamali na ATE?

  19. Jordan Ray Quinco

    obvious po masyado.. lalake po ako… feel the name dude… hehehe

  20. toinx

    Oo nga naman.. bat ang NDDU magaganda ang buildings??? ang NDMU ang pangit…luma pa…tsssk.well. una rin naman naging university and nddu..dito po ba ang location ng dating NDL??coz i heard, NOTRE DAME OF LAGAO was moved to Brgy.San Isidro…san ba mas maganda?? SIENA o IBED??hehehe..i think sa ugali ng students, SIENA…pero sa buildings, ofcourse IBED!!!

  21. pugita

    Oo nga naman.. bat ang NDDU magaganda ang buildings??? ang NDMU ang pangit…luma pa…tsssk.well. una rin naman naging university ang NDMU..dito po ba ang location ng dating NDL??coz i heard, NOTRE DAME OF LAGAO was moved to Brgy.San Isidro…san ba mas maganda?? SIENA o IBED??hehehe..i think sa ugali ng students, SIENA…pero sa buildings, ofcourse IBED!!!

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  23. Mrs. Kittie C. Diolen


    how dare you insult my alma mater…..ofcourse luma na kasi 1985 pa nging university and NDMU…ang NDDU 2006?…..and ang NDMU Malaki ang University Library……dubbed as the
    “LARGEST LIBRARY IN MINDANAO”….and may hospital na ang NDMU no… shut up……
    THOUGH Tatak Marista tayong lahat…..DO NOT COMPARE,,,just value the relationship!!!!

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  25. Mad Scientist Batch 02

    I missed all those days! Wow… the new SMC building… really looks cool! I missed the school! Never been since graduation…

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