UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS

The Granadillos Hall
Cadet Officers Barracks

The Granadillos Hall was named after 2Lt Eustaquio Granadillos, a Vanguard who was killed in action during the early 70’s in Mindanao.

This is the Cadet Officers’ Barracks which is divided into Barracks A and B. This is one of the privileges of being a cadet officer in the University.

In November 1971, a whole battalion of Sunday Soldiers and UP Cadet Officers formed the Liberator Battalion which policed the elections in the Lanao provinces. The outfit was commanded by Lt Col Benjamin R Vallejo. During the 3-week stint of peace-keeping in Lanao, nine citations for bravery were earned by cadets of the Battalion. Cadet Captain Mariano Angeles, Ranger John Fortes (70) and Cadet Captain Eustaquio Granadillos were cited for bravery in action against Muslim malefactors in Lanao.