The Running Boy

When typhoon “Milenyo” hit Laguna in 2006, Dualtech Center Canlubang was damaged.

Of the many trees that got uprooted, there was a big narra tree that fell right in front of the building. During this typhoon, there were companies whose regular workers did not report for work, except for Dualtech trainees.

Were it not for the presence of these students, much damage to plant equipment would have been sustained.

The then school president, Ramon B. Santos, was informed of this and he was inspired to commission work on a statue that could represent the Dualtech student. He asked that an image of a “running boy” be sculpted. The big narra tree offered enough material for a woodcarving.

The finished sculpture portrays the eagerness of a Dualtech boy to study, to work and hence to serve. He does not just walk --- he runs!