Talon-Talon gets P89M projects in five years PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 June 2012 14:33

Residents of Barangay Talon-talon and teachers assigned in the area are extremely grateful to the administration of Mayor Celso Lobregat for the various projects poured into the village that amount to over P89 million from 2007-2012.

Talon-Talon barangay chairman Munib Yusop and City Schools OIC Superintendent Pedro Natividad were one in saying that the projects implemented by the Lobregat administration are unparalleled and unsurpassed.

Yusop expressed gratitude for the blessings that his barangay continue to receive, as he emphasized that no other administration has undertaken such enormous projects and programs in his barangay but the present administration under the Lobregat administration.

The projects, he said, cover all sectors: education, barangay governance, peace and order and many others.

For his part, Natividad, speaking on behalf of the Department of Education (DEPED), said the unrelenting support and assistance of the local government to the education sector can be considered a benchmark for other LGUs in the country.

Zamboanga City is a model of good practices in terms of support to education and hoped that the teachers, school administrators as well as students will also reciprocate the city government’s generosity by improving overall academic performance.

Yusop and Natividad expressed their elation over the generosity of the city government during the turnover of two units of 2-storey 8 classroom building spearheaded by Mayor Lobregat and Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde at the Talon-talon National High School Friday afternoon.

The two school buildings—one worth P8.32 million and implemented by 3VC construction and the other worth P8.26 million and implemented by the NLL construction firm—will bring the total number of classrooms at the Talon-talon National High School to 40.

The turnover ceremony, also attended by Councilors Nonong Guingona, VP Elago, Lilia Nuño, Rudy Lim, Mike Alavar, Eddie Saavedra and Rogelio Valesco Jr., City Engineer Luis Despalo, school officials, teachers, parents and students and other barangay officials, came 3 days before the opening of classes
tomorrow, June 4.

Since the start of its operation in 2006, Mayor Lobregat said it has been the city government that has funded all the infrastructures including teachers’ items and other requirements.

He urged the school authorities to make proper use of the school buildings and to also do their share or role in the maintenance of the facilities and the school itself.

As he unveiled the two newly-completed school buildings, the mayor also instructed the city engineer to immediately prepare the plans and estimates for the construction of at least 3 more school buildings inside the campus in a bid to accommodate the increasing number of students.

The Talon-talon National High School is a testament of the city government’s commitment to education, Mayor Lobregat added.

Several other projects are ongoing in the barangay—the construction of a 3-storey 12 classroom building at the Talon-talon Elementary School, construction of library at the Talon-talon Elementary School and the construction of fence at the Talon-talon barangay hall among others. — Sheila Covarrubias