• In 1975, Eduardo Castrillo was commissioned by Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS) to create the sculpture entitled The Humane Communication, erected at the old PBS office in Arroceros, Manila.
  • In 1982, the sculpture was transferred at the PBS Compound in Valenzuela, when PBS moved to the ABS CBN compound. Since then, the monument was left neglected, and abandoned to deteriorate to its present state.
  • In May 2016, the City Council of Valenzuela passed a resolution declaring the monument as a Local Cultural Icon and urging the Philippine Broadcasting Service to convey possession or custody of the monument to the local government of Valenzuela for proper preservation.
  • In October 2016, Mayor Rex Gatchalian wrote to Mr. Rizal Giovanni Aportadera, Jr., Director General of the Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS), expressing the intention of the City Government of Valenzuela to restore the Castrillo Monument as central art piece at the new campus of Pamantasanng Lungsodng Valenzuela where it can be best appreciated by the public.
  • In July 2017, with clearance from PBS, the City Government of Valenzuela transferred the monument from PBS Compound in Marulas to the new PLV Campus in Maysan, Valenzuela City.
  • In August 2017, the Castrillo Legacy Art Studio, as commissioned by the City Government of Valenzuela, started the restoration of the Castrillo monument.
  • In January 2018, the restored Castrillo monument was unveiled as part of the inauguration of the new Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela Campus.

“Castrillo, described in the 60s and 70s as “avantgarde”, was known as the country’s forerunner in all-metal (bronze and brass) sculpture mixed with non-traditional media. In his works, Philippine sculpture stepped into the contemporary technology, opening possibilities in outdoor monuments heretofore considered impossible in the country. After Guillermo Tolentino and Napoleon Abueva, both National Artists, Castrillo ranks as a giant in the Philippine sculptural scene. No other sculptor in the succeeding generations will be able to match the versatility, depth and genius of this man.”

Mechanics of the Contest

Who can join?

  • Open to all Valenzuelanos

How to join?

  • Download form here or get it from the Registrar’s Office located at the 2nd floor of the Student Center Building, PLV Main Campus.
  • Fill-out and submit to the Registrar’s Office on or before April 11.
  • Entries can also be submitted through and wait for the confirmation message.
  • Winner will receive Php10,000 which will be awarded during the Graduation Ceremony on April 26, 2018.
  • For inquiries, please contact Ms. Mary Anne H. Trinidad, University Registrar, at 352-7000 local 125.