DepEd receives 44K chairs from Zambo govt PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 August 2017 13:12

Mayor Beng Climaco on Tuesday personally turned over the city government’s donation of 44,000 monobloc armchairs amounting to more of less P40 million to the Department of Education through the Schools Division Office.

The turnover was held at the gym of Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School and was attended by Schools Division Superintendent Felix Roy A. Triambulo, who accepted the donation, and Asst. Superintendent Julieto H. Fernandez.

Climaco said the armchairs will be distributed to all public elementary and secondary schools in the city, particularly the highly populated schools with huge shortage of armchairs.

This, she stressed, is in line with her administration’s priority thrust on education, being a component of the SHE Program for Security, Health and Education.

In her message, the chief executive said the city government puts premium on education as it is the key to providing the children with better future. “Let us continue to help make our children’s future a reality today,” she said.

Climaco said her administration does not just construct school buildings and classrooms, but “we will fill them up with armchairs to address the gab.”

Through the Local School Board, the city government had appropriated initially P15.7 million for 19,625 units of armchairs for elementary schools, and P8.9 million for 11,200 armchairs for secondary schools.

Beginning this year, the city government brings about a new design for school buildings which will allow natural light, greater ventilation and environment-friendly concept.-(Vic Larato)