Collegio as Venue for Other Groups’ Major Activities
Once in while, the Sentro Filippino Chaplaincy or some other institution might ask to hold activities at the PCF.
- In such cases, the PCF simply provides the venue, while everything related to the event is handled by such institutions, including but not limited to: preparations, invitations, committees and coordination, logistics, actual event management, liturgy (choir, servers, readers, etc.), sound systems, city permits, choice of acceptable presentations, portable toilets, decoration, security and preventing gate crashers, traffic and parking, first aid station, documentation, ground cleaning starting 5:00 p.m., disposing garbage properly outside the PCF (hiring an outside company if necessary), leaving the premises by 6:00 p.m., etc.
- The PCF could have a supporting role, especially when it comes to: preparation of Main Chapel and liturgical items, concelebrant Priests, and some instruments (ladders, electrical outlets, etc.). In particular, if the activity is organized by the Sentro Filippino for all Communities on a Sunday, the PCF Priests are requested to encourage the Communities they serve to join such activity, rather than hold their regular Sunday Masses.
- In case all activities are held outside the building, the Collegio building is off limits to outsiders coming on their own, as it will be impossible to ensure security if just anyone is let in. In the past, some would just roam around and use the facilities as they wish, such as the refectory, indoor sports, lobby as sleeping area or kids’ playground, etc. As a private residence, the Collegio is not really in a position to make its facilities available to all in the same way that public venues such as malls and parks are. Those who insist on entering the building will be requested by the marshals to please contact their Collegio resident friend, to kindly accompany them while they are inside. They are most welcome to enter the ground floor level as long as a Collegio resident accompanies them the whole time.