(IN TIME FOR OPENING OF CLASSES) Lobregat, DPWH turn over P40.7M school buildings PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 June 2016 11:39

By DEXTER YAP

Just in time for the opening of classes today, Congressman Celso Lobregat and Department of Public Works and Highways successfully completed the series of turnover of new school buildings in various schools in his district.

Lobregat and DPWH Distirct Engineering Office headed by Engineer Chole Roble handed over at least six newly constructed school buildings with a total of twenty-eight classrooms worth P40.7 million. It was formally received by no less than City Schools Division Superintendent Pedro Melchor Natividad in behalf of the Department of Education, the respective school principals, barangay officials and the community as well.

The solon has sourced out funds from the national government which resulted in the construction of new (3) storey (9) classroom building worth P13.79M in San Roque Elementary School, (2) storey (4) classroom building worth P6.135M in Luyahan ELementary School, (2) storey (2) classroom building worth P4.1M in Patalon Elementary School, (2) storey (6) classroom building worth P7.766M in Sinunuc Elementary School, (1) storey (3) classroom building worth P3.062M in Salum,San Roque Elementary School, and the (2) storey (4) classroom building worth P5.884M in Recodo National High School respectively.

The solon, who is an acknowledged  advocate of “education for every Zamboangeño child” has been very firm in his advocacy in providing the basic facilities needed for the children to have a suitable learning environment from generation to generation.

“Since I was a city mayor, for nine years, I make it sure that services and facilities for the education of our children in public schools is not left behind, they deserve to have good education, and it can only be obtain if they are comfortable inside their classrooms, not under the tree or heat of the sun,” Lobregat said.

He said that it will not only be the schools of San Roque, Patalon,Pasonanca, Sinunuc and Sta. Barbara who will benefit of his education initiatives, but all the other communities as well who really needs the necessary facilities for basic learning.

“I am just very lucky and the city as well, because DepEd national office, DPWH, DBM and other line agencies of government are very supportive to my advocacies in basic education, that’s why we have inaugurated multiple classrooms in the city,” Lobregat said.

Lobregat vowed that he will continue to pursue his education programs towards the 17th Congress after he was given the mandate by the people of District 1 to pursue his exemplary service and performance as their representative. – Dexter Yap