The Alabang Biological Production Services rose as one of the very first Art Deco buildings in the Philippines in 1924. Being a major government research unit and vaccine laboratory in the 20th Century as the Alabang Serum and Vaccine Laboratory of the Department of Health, it was also known as a place “where miracles happened,” leading the Japanese Imperial Army to convert the building into a hospital during the height of World War II.
Directly in front of the Biological Production Services is an enlarged replica of the Statue of Triumph of Science Over Death, originally designed and created in clay by our National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. The standing replica was sculpted by Dr. Genaro Sy-Changco. The Biological Production Services Building (1924), one of the first government buildings built in Art Deco style, was a major manufacturing facility for vaccines and sera.
*Photo Credit: Kevin Roi Lopez