Lobregat unveils P10M road, school projects in Divisoria PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:04

Mayor Celso Lobregat together with Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, some city councilors and education officials unveiled yesterday morning a road concreting project and a classroom building worth over P10 million at Maria Clara Lorenzo Lobregat National High School in Divisoria, east of this city.

Inaugurated were the 176-linear meter road project from MCLL Highway to the entrance gate of MCLLNHS amounting to P2,060,082.28, and the three-storey building with nine classrooms costing the city government P7,959,055.38 for a total of P10,019,137.66.

Both projects brought to P64.973 million worth of various infrastructure projects that the city government under Lobregat’s administration had poured in Barangay Divisoria over the last six years as follows: P1.7 million in 2006, P15.51 million in 2007, P21.055 in 2008, P8.301 million in 2009, P18.227 million in 2011. Most of these projects are school buildings and other facilities, road networks, slope protection, rip-rapping and several others.

In the case of MCLLNHS, Lobregat recalled that the school started virtually with nothing in sight, no building at the time when he was the congressman of the city and his mother, the late Ma’am Caling, as mayor.

“At that time, we had to source out funds for the initial construction of two buildings,” the mayor said. “Today, the school has fully developed with several buildings, leaving no more space for additional projects,” he added.

“But, what good will all these projects give, if the school’s performance in the National Achievement Test (NAT) is very low (34% at present)?” Lobregat lamented as he challenged the more than 2,000 students and teachers of MCLLNHS to improve their NAT performance at least within 75% passing rate.

City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Dolores Alcantara, who will be retiring in a month’s time, also posed the same challenge to the MCLLNHS students and teachers led by their new principal Maria Theresa Borgonia even as she took the opportunity to express her sincerest thanks and gratitude to Mayor Lobregat and the city officials for the unprecedented assistance that the city government had extended to the public schools under her watch.

“I am thankful to have witnessed how the city government led by Mayor Lobregat had assisted the public schools in terms of so many projects and other grants that are unique and incomparable in many ways,” Dr. Alcantara said.

Also present during the inauguration were Councilors Percival Ramos, Nonong Guingona, Rudy Lim, VP Elago, Luis Biel, Rey Candido and Myra Paz-Valderrosa Abubakar, the barangay officials of Divisoria headed by Chairman Roberto Tubilag, Putik Barangay Chairman Jerry Perez, Lumayang barangay chairman Frederick Atilano and several other guests with Rev. Fr. Francis Jacinto officiating the blessing of both projects.

The road concreting project was made possible through the generosity of the families of Putik chairman Gerry Perez and Councilor Eddie Saavedra who donated their individual lots that paved way for the local government to undertake the    project. — Vic Larato