Housekeeping Staff: Cesar Octavo, Janet Lumbang, Norma Costales

Above: Cesar Octavo, Janet Lumbang, Norma Costales

The ACOR facility is kept clean by a dedicated staff of three custodians.  They have worked together for many years and all joined ACOR during the administration of former Director Dr. Pierre Bikai.

Caesar Octavio’s work day begins early and is generally at ACOR six days a week; between 5am—11am.  Caesar is responsible for everything to support special events at ACOR such as academic seminars, setting up the library seating to accommodate guests at the lecture series, and serving at ACOR receptions. He has worked for ACOR for twenty years.

Janet Lumbang lives in the building and she is on duty at the end of the day to assist the scholars in residence and welcome late arrivals to the hostel.  She has a green thumb and cares for the plants in the building an on the balconies. She has worked here for ten years.

Norma Costales manages the laundry service for hostel residents, in addition to housecleaning.  Most of her work day involves running the clothes machines and ironing. Norma has worked at ACOR for fifteen years.