GTNA Recreational and Events Center: An Avenue for Hands-On Learning


LILOAN, Cebu – True to its reputation for academic excellence, GT Northeast Academy (GTNA) is expanding its learning grounds for students with their very own GTNA Recreational and Events Center (REC).

The center, which is located in a 4,233-square meter property in Gemilina St., Brgy. Tayud, Liloan, serves as training grounds for students of GTNA to apply what they have learned in an actual business setting.

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According to GTNA School Director Jonathan Aaron Salvane, the facilities at GTNA-REC such as its hotel rooms, will give their students a glimpse of the actual operations in the hospitality industry.

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GTNA School Director Jonathan Aaron Salvane

“In terms of our TLE curriculum, we are eyeing on giving our students a hands-on experience. We hope to use the hotel as a venue for our students to learn practical and on-field skills on business management that they can use in the future,” he said.

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(L-R) Liloan Vice Mayor Atty. Thelma L. Jordan; Mayor of Liloan Christina Garcia-Frasco; GT Cosmetics Founder & COO Engr. Leonora B. Salvane and GT Cosmetics CEO Rogelio V. Salvane, Sr. together with Liloan LGU Officials

GTNA-REC has 10 hotel rooms – deluxe, suite, and connecting rooms. With its location, families can enjoy a place to relax that’s away from the hustle and bustle of the metro, but not too far.

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It’s just a 10-minute drive to SM City Consolacion; a 22-minute drive to Liloan Golf Course; and a 25-minute drive to the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA).

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Christina Garcia-Frasco, Mayor of Liloan

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The Center also has a function hall that can accommodate up to 120 persons.

Have your fill at Mangga Restaurant with their delectable and mouthwatering home-cooked food and drinks. With a Nordic interior design and the sceneries of Liloan, guests will definitely enjoy their cup of coffee in the morning, their hearty lunch, sunset cocktails, and sumptuous dinner.

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On top of these amenities, GTNA-REC boasts of a Semi-Olympic Pool that can cater to trainings and competitions with a depth of 6-7 feet.

They also have a Lagoon Pool (4 to 5 feet deep) that is perfect for relaxing, enjoying, and just having fun. For the little ones, they have a Jacuzzi Style Pool that is 3-feet deep.

GTNA-REC can also host poolside events and parties which grants exclusive use of the lagoon pool area, as well as their five cabanas.

Whether it’s a birthday celebration or just a casual get together with family and friends, you will definitely have a great time. GTNA-REC offers customizable packages for events and parties as well.


GTNA-REC will also be the venue for swimming lessons which will be integrated in the PE curriculum of the students of GTNA. Its event areas will also be secondary venues where the school can hold its activities and seminars.

“In the future, we also plan to hold swimming competitions here to create a competent swimming community in Liloan. Who knows, maybe the next swimming Olympian of the Philippines would come from our community,” Salvane said.

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(L-R) Paul Bryan Duran, Head Chef of Mangga Restaurant; Jonathan Salvane, School Director of GT Northeast Academy; Engr. Leonora Salvane, President of GT Northeast Academy and Nina Mae Jasmine Salvane, Admin Officer of GTNA & GTNA-RE.

GTNA continues its pursuit of discovering and training brilliant students in the northeastern part of Cebu. GTNA-REC will serve as a marketing strongpoint of the school in enticing new enrollees who can benefit from the many amenities and offerings of the school.

GTNA aims to be the B.E.S.T. – Business, Entrepreneurial, Science, and Technology — school in Cebu by 2025. This is anchored on the school’s strong adherence to science and technology research, business entrepreneurship, and the multi-discipline of social sciences.