Aboitiz Power bankrolls Northcot school bldg project PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 13:55

Residents of peasant enclaves around the campus of the Pebpoloan High School (PHS) in Carmen, North Cotabato are excited with the construction soon of additional classrooms for their children by Mindanao’s largest private power utility.

Ismael Alimao, principal of PHS, on Tuesday said parents and students are grateful to the Aboitiz Power and the office of North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza for forging more than a week ago a memorandum of agreement (MOA) detailing partnership in constructing a two-classroom building to accommodate more students.

The MOA was signed by Mendoza, Theodore Bisnar, who is the manager for Mindanao operations of Aboitiz, and the provincial superintendent of North Cotabato public schools, Omar Obas.

Jan Risager, vice president for operations of Therma Marine, a subsidiary power utility of the Aboitiz, also affixed his signature to the document.

The Aboitiz, owner of the Davao Light Power Company and the Cotabato Light Power Company, whose franchise areas cover all of Cotabato City’s 37 barangays and villages in nearby Sultan Kudarat and Datu Odin towns, both in Maguindanao, will bankroll the construction of the school building.

Alimao said the gesture of Aboitiz implied utmost trust and confidence on the provincial government.

“Folks are now excited to see this two-classroom building rise soon,” Alimao said.

Mendoza said local folks will help oversee the project and secure workers to ensure their safety while constructing the classrooms.

“This is a result of our efforts to improve the learning conditions in schools in remote areas. We are thankful to the Aboitiz Power,” Mendoza said.