Beng turns over P9.25M school edifice to DepEd PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:00

Mayor Beng Climaco on Tuesday turned over to the Department of Education (DepEd) the newly constructed two-storey building with eight classrooms amounting to P9.25 million at Cawit Elementary School in the coast of this city.

The project was part of the city government’s continuing assistance to education, being one of the three priority thrusts of the present administration. The two other thrusts are security and health, and, with education, they form the acronym SHE.

As in previous turnovers and inaugurations of city-funded projects, Mayor Climaco accepted the symbolic key to the school building from the contractor and City Engineer Luis Vicente Despalo, subject to the accepted structural integrity and the usual government audit and accounting procedures.

She then turned it over to DepEd through City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Pedro Melchor Natividad down to Cawit Barangay Chairman Rey Modilllas, Cawit Elementary School principal and the Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) president.

Also present during the turnover and blessing were City Councilor Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar, Luis Biel and Melchor Sadain together with other barangay officials, teachers, students and some parents.

In her message, Climaco urged the teachers and students to take care of the building and used it for their learning even as she emphasized the importance of education, especially among the youths and children.

Aside from school buildings and other facilities that the city government is giving to the education sector, Climaco has also been distributing her personalized school bags to Grade 7 students throughout the city, a project she started using her personal funds since her time in congress.— Vic Larato