Celso’s bill on San Roque NH School signed into law PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:42

By DEXTER YAP

Re-elected District 1 Congressman Celso L. Lobregat said that Republic Act 10812, entitled “An act establishing a national high school in Barangay San Roque, Zamboanga City to be known as San Roque National High School and appropriating funds therefor”, has been signed into law by President Benigno S. Aquino III last May 11, 2016.

It will be recalled that Congressman Lobregat filed HB 6155 entitled: “Act establishing a national high school in Barangay San Roque to be known as San Roque National High School” was approved by the House on October 9, 2015, transmitted to the Senate on Oct. 15, 2015 and received by the Senate on the same date. The Bill was considered by the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture on December 9, 2015 and was approved without amendments on second reading on Jan. 26, 2016 and approved on third reading by the Senate on Feb. 2, 2016.

“With the enactment of the San Roque NHS Law, this is a dream come true for the residents  and  barangay officials of San Roque especially Barangay Chairman Joselito ‘Lit-Lit’ Macrohon, ” Lobregat said.

It will be recalled that the construction of a 2-storey classroom building by the city government at San Roque NHS became an issue during the recent election since Mayor Beng Climaco claimed that councilors associated with Team Colorao did not grant the mayor’s request to enter into contract for the project one day before the election ban.

The Councilors chose to refer the project to the proper committee and pointed out that the construction of the school building could not be implemented since the construction site was not ready and the bidding for the site development of San Roque NHS was still pending at the time the request for the construction was made, “Una pa el caroaje antes del cabalio,” Lobregat said.

Lobregat added that a similar national project for the construction of a 2-storey 8 classroom building for the San Roque NHS has also been suspended due to non-completion of the site development project by the city government. This further reinforces the fact that the request of the Mayor to enter into contract for the construction of the 2-storey 8 classroom building at San Roque NHS was not in order.

“It is just a matter of time,” he said.