Leyte school officials envious of city’s support to education PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:38

“We envy Zamboanga.”
Thus Leyte Schools Division Superintendent Sarah Aparillo declared after a courtesy visit at City Hall where Mayor Celso Lobregat revealed that the City Government of  Zamboanga had spent more than P600 million of education-related projects.

Dr. Aparillo, together with her Assistant Superintendent Dr. Manuel Albanio and other supervisors and division school officials of their province, were amused to know of the initiative of the city under the administration of Mayor Lobregat to finance for the construction of buildings and other school-related infrastructures despite it is the national government’s responsibility thru the Department of Education.
“In our province, we also have school buildings which are built by the provincial government and municipal government but unlike here in Zamboanga, you have two-storey buildings and three-story buildings financed by the city. We really envy Zamboanga,” Dr. Aparilla said. 

She was likewise impressed by the hospitality rendered by Mayor Lobregat to their group, majority of them first-time visitors in the city.

“Despite the busy schedule of Mayor Lobregat, still he managed to spend time with us and told us something about the City of Zamboanga. We are grateful for that,” Aparillo said.

Asked about her impression on the Zamboanga, Dr. Aparillo replied, “we will come back, for sure we will come back.” — Richard Aliangan