Lobregat unveils P1.3-M Malagutay school project PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 13:54

Mayor Celso Lobregat inaugurated yesterday morning another education-related project of the city government under his administration, this time a two-storey building with six classrooms amounting to P1.3 million at Malagutay Elementary School in the west coast.

The newly rehabilitated school building was undertaken by Rufaida Builders and Trading in the amount of P1,399,925.51, and second education-related project to be inaugurated in two days time this week. 

In his message, Lobregat urged the faculty and students of Malagutay Elementary School including the barangay officials headed by Chairman Allan De Guzman to take good care of the building and use it for instructional purposes in the hope of improving the quality of education.

Just like in all other school building projects of the city government, Lobregat urged the recipient schools not to alter the structure that would destroy the façade of the structure. All school building projects of the city should be maintained as they were constructed. Any revision or improvements thereon
should be subject to the city government’s approval.

Also present were Councilor Rudy Lim, chair of the committee on education in the City Council, Acting City Schools Division Superintendent Melchor Pedro Natividad together with Baliwasan District supervisor Eduardo Ibañez, Malagutay Elementary School Princila Julieta Cillio and her teaching staff and students, Zamboanga City High School Main Principal Felisa Munar, City Engineer Luis Despalo and City Hall Chief Executive Assistant Mario Roca.

Last Sunday, Lobregat unveiled a two-storey eight-classroom building costing P7.5 million at Recodo National High School, the third facility to have been constructed by the city government in the said school since 2009.

Another eight-classroom building, the fourth so far, is under construction in the one-hectare Recodo National High School, whose establishment was formalized only in 2004 when Lobregat assumed office and initiated negotiations with the Consunji Family, owner of the Dacon Company, for the eventual donation of the property where the school now stands.

District 1 Rep. Beng Climaco sponsored a bill during her first term in Congress that legislated the creation of Recodo National High School.  The new campus which was formally occupied by students and faculty on March 25, 2010 after the city government had constructed two buildings with eight classrooms each. — Vic Larato