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Tuesday, 06 November 2012 14:32

Mercedes National High School in the east coast will be the recipient of a 2-storey 4 classroom building from the city government.

Mayor Celso Lobregat said the project along with other school building projects in 5 other public elementary and secondary schools, will be turned over next week with Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro as guest of honor.

The building, worth P3.23 million, joins up an existing 2-storey 6 classroom edifice turned over last July 20, making it a 2-storey 10 classroom building.

The new school building, intended to help resolve the classroom shortage problem, forms part of the City’s solid commitment to education with the end in view of giving the young generation a better future.

Mercedes National High School Principal Laarmie Abad said the school administration, teachers, parents and students are ever grateful to the city government and Mayor Lobregat for his untiring efforts for the education sector specifically to the Mercedes high school.

Also in the pipeline is the construction of a 3-storey 12 classroom building also inside the Mercedes National high School campus, per initiative of Mayor Lobregat.

“Thank you so much Mayor Lobregat for your genuine concern for the youth by prioritizing education in the city government’s agenda”, Abad said, adding that the
construction of school buildings will adequately improve the classroom-student ratio and will ultimately result to quality education.

Mayor Lobregat has vowed to fast track the implementation of school building projects and other education-related programs for the benefit of the youth sector.

Under his administration, the city government has already invested     P1.186 billion in the construction, repair of school buildings, fences, comfort rooms, stages, covered courts and other education-related projects in public schools from 2007 to June 30, 2012. 

The Mercedes Central Elementary School is also a recipient of various infrastructure projects from the city government, the mayor emphasized. Barangay Mercedes is one of the barangays with the most number of projects implemented by the city government from 2007 to the present with a total allocation of P127 million.  — Sheila Covarrubias