Celso visits school projects initiated during his term PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 11:03

District 1 Representative Celso Lobregat yesterday spent the whole day visiting different school building projects initiated during his term as mayor, as he reaffirmed his commitment to education to ensure better and brighter future for the young generation.

On invitation of Department of Education officials including school principals and barangay chairmen, Lobregat first visited projects in the west coast that included the rehabilitated Home Economics Building at the Maasin Learning Center to include the rehabilitated Maasin barangay hall worth P2.099 million and the 2-storey 20 classroom building at the Ayala National High School worth P20.63 million.

During the west coast visit to schools, the congressman was accompanied by Maasin Chairman Misael Bernardo, Asst. City Schools Superintendent Julito Fernandez and Bing Miguel, Ayala NHS Principal Dr. Socorro Canaya and former Councilor Rudy Lim who was the chairman of the Council committee on education during Lobregat’s term as mayor.

In  Ayala, the former mayor expressed delight that all the 20 new classrooms are fully utilized by the students. “If these classrooms were not constructed, students would be congested.”

Of the total 20 new classrooms at the Ayala National High School, 18 are occupied by Grade 8 students (second year) while 2 are occupied by Grade 9 (3rd year) students.

Also in Ayala, Lobregat was happy to note that the school hired the services of members of the community to help maintain cleanliness in the comfort room facilities. “The CRs are well maintained and clean because of the initiative to hire members of the community to supervise the use of the facilities.”

In the afternoon, Lobregat and party visited schools in the east coast that included rehabilitated 2-storey classroom at the Lumbangan Elementary School and the 3-storey 19 classroom building at the Tetuan Central School worth P20.659 million.

Accompanying the mayor during his visit to the Tetuan central School was former mayor Vicente “Vinnie” Atilano, who was also instrumental in the implementation of the school building as it was the latter who lobbied for its construction with the then Lobregat administration.

Deped officials including barangay officials are very thankful to Lobregat for initiating a massive school building program during his term as mayor, as these projects are now benefiting the students.

All the projects that the congressman visited yesterday were recently turned over by the City Government to the DepEd.

Lobregat for his part vowed to continue to do, as what he did when he was mayor, to constantly reinvigorate his enduring commitment to education for skills enhancement and capacity building.

He emphasized anew that education is key to solving poverty. — Rey Carbonel