Beng lobbies for chairs, help for teachers in League of Cities meet PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 July 2015 10:40

Mayor Beng Climaco has brought to the attention of the League of Cities (LOC) and Education Secretary Armin Luistro the shortage of chairs in public elementary and secondary in the city given that the local government has constructed ample classrooms in support of the thrust to improve quality of education.

At the same time, the mayor during the 62nd general assembly of the League of Cities held in Manila last Friday, July  24, also sought for possible help for teachers who are assigned in the city’s island barangays.

“Education for our pupils is a priority so is the protection of teachers,” Mayor Climaco stressed. “Ta pidi quita ayuda para del maga bata siendo mucho quita classrooms ya dale y aloca fondo para del maga bara.”

DepEd Sec. Luistro and his undersecretary Lino Rivera were present during the LOC meeting along with other cabinet secretaries that provided the mayor the opportunity to fully emphasize on the needs and requirements of the city.

The City Division of City Schools at the beginning of school year has expressed concern about the shortage of chairs in public schools that has reached thousands. The City Government has constructed school buildings to help resolve the classroom shortage however, the lack of chairs is another problem to contend with.

Mayor Climaco hoped that DepEd Secretary Luistro can help address the city’s problem considering that the local government has done and continues to do its share to improve the condition of the students as well as teachers through the construction of classrooms and other education-related infrastructures including the grant of allowances for teachers and other forms of support.

The 62nd General Assembly of the LCP was keynoted by Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas. Climaco is the LCP’s elected treasurer. — Sheila Covarrubias