Labuan Central and high schools to get new school buildings — Lobregat PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 October 2015 13:37

by JUBELS SANTOS

Labuan Central School will soon have two more school buildings in addition to the 3-storey 12 classroom building currently under construction in its school campus.

District 1 Congressman Celso Lobregat visited the school over the weekend to pinpoint the proposed locations for the two structures. Originally, Lobregat said DepEd has programmed the construction of  a 3-storey 12 classroom building  the funding of which in the amount of Php 18-million  is sourced from Batch 6 (K10) 2015 for implementation by the Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH) District Engineer’s Office.

However, an ocular inspection of the proposed site revealed that the identified area does not have enough room for the huge structure. Hence, Lobregat said the recommendation is to build two separate school buildings, a 2-storey 4 classroom building and a 3-storey 9 classroom structure.

Presently being constructed in the same school campus is a city government-funded 3-storey 12 classroom edifice.

A check with the City Engineer’s Office disclosed that the appropriation for the school building project was included in city’s 2013 annual budget at a cost of Php 13.5-million and later adjusted to Php 14.7-million. The Notice to Proceed was issued on Jan. 10, 2014 and the construction work is now 75 % complete.

Lobregat earlier visited the Ramon Enriquez Memorial High School (formerly Labuan High School) where there is a budget of Php 8.2-million under Batch 1 (SHS) 2015 for a 2-storey 6 classroom building. During the meeting with School Principal Henry Ong Chua at the school site, it was recommended that two classroom buildings, one a 2-storey 4 classroom and another a 2-storey 6 classroom, be constructed, instead, to replace the old and dilapidated buildings existing in the campus. — Jubels Santos