Celso turns over P7.7 million building to Sinunuc school PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 June 2016 11:51

In a simple but meaningful ceremony Thursday morning, District 1 Rep. Celso Lobregat together with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) District Engineering Office turned over a newly-constructed 2 storey- 6 classroom building worth P7.7 million.

On hand to receive the building from Lobregat and District Engineer Chole Roble were City Schools Division Supt. Pedro Melchor Natividad, Barangay Chairman Pilarica Ledesma, Ayala District Supervisor Dr. Laarni Villanueva, Sinunuc Elementary School Principal Ester Oller, GPTA representative and SPG President Leonel Barring.    Accompanying Lobregat were Councilor Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar and comebacking Councilor Rudy Lim.

In his message, Lobregat recalled that the original appropriation and program for the construction of a school building in Sinunuc ES was found wanting and he advised DepEd Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro that he will conduct a personal assessment of the proposed school site together with DepEd City Schools Division Officials and DPWH District Engineers Office.

As a result of that move, the appropriations and programs and even the site was changed to accommodate a 2 storey 6 classroom building. This is now the building that was inaugurated.

Lobregat also said that he has instructed the DEO to coordinate with DepEd and the barangay for the turn-over of school buildings that were already been completed in time for the opening of classes onMonday, June 13. So far, newly constructed school buildings were turned over in San Roque Elementary School, Luyahan Elem. School, Patalon Elem. School and now Sinunuc Elem. School, and more in the coming days.

Sinunuc ES school records reveal that the enrolment for school year 2015-2016 was 3,307 pupils and there were 57 classrooms prior to the construction of the (2)storey (6)classroom building. This resulted in a classroom-student ratio of 1:58.

With the construction of the additional six classroom, the classroom-student ratio has gone down to 1:52 which is still above the acceptable ratio of 1:40.

All of the school and barangay officials for one in requesting for additional school buildings.

In response, Rep. Lobregat immediately instructed the DEO to measure the identified proposed site where a proposed two –three storey building can be constructed based on last year’s enrolment and the available classrooms.

Based on last year’s enrolment and the available classrooms, Sinunuc ES is in need of additional 9-10 classrooms to meet the normal classroom-student ratio.

Chairwoman Ledesma in her response speech mentioned that Lobregat is indeed very responsive not only to the needs of Sinunuc ES but also to the needs of Sinunuc National High School, where another construction of a school building is ongoing under Lobregat’s initiative.

Furthermore, Ledesma said there are many other ongoing infrastructure projects requested by the barangay from Lobregat like the improvement of the covered court and the slope protection.

In the joyous occasion, Ledesma also requested and identified priority projects to be funded with Lobregat initiatives.

Lobregat said; “Hende yo ta promete, pero si posible, hay llega ya lang ese,” Lobregat said. – Dexter Yap