Luyahan ES gets 6 classroom bldg PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 December 2012 14:28

Officials and students of Luyahan Elementary School has extolled the City Government particularly Mayor Celso Lobregat for the unmatched initiatives in education that benefit the young children of Zamboanga.

This, as Lobregat on Tuesday afternoon turned over Luyahan Elementary School officials and students through Division of City Schools OIC Superintendent Pete Natividad, the newly-constructed 2-storey 6 classroom building in Luyahan worth P5.6 million.

Luyahan ES Principal Jeremy Piedad expressed elation that the new building will help resolve classroom shortage and will provide comfort and convenience to students as well as teachers.

The new building replaces the old, dilapidated school structure in the campus, located in a hilly portion in Shanty Town in Luyahan, Pasonanca.

As a show of gratitude, the teachers and students presented a brief video presentation on the evolution of the school building and the words of gratitude from the students and the teachers.

Mayor Lobregat reiterated that education is a priority of his administration and will continue to be so for as long as he is mayor of the city. He stressed that education is the best tool to help improve the lives of people.

Assisting Lobregat during the turnover were Councilors Myra Paz Abubakar, Rudy Lim, Noninng Biel and Rogelio Valesco Jr., Pasonanca Barangay chairman Efigenio Julian Jr., FEBARKAZA president Art Onrubia, BG Guingona, Homeowners and People’s Organization president Violy Alejandro, former CSWDO Kit Barredo and Zone III chairman Tito Espiritusanto.

Last November, the mayor on two separate occasions turned over to the DEPED over P60 million worth of school buildings constructed in 6 elementary and secondary schools.

Four were unveiled and turned over with DEPED Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro as guest of honor last November 24. These included the 3-storey 18 classroom building at the Mampang Elementary School, 3-storey 12 classroom building at the San Jose Gusu Elementary School, 2-storey 8 classroom building at the Recodo  National High School and the 2-storey 10 classroom building at the Don Pablo Elementary School.

Last November 16, two school buildings were turned over with DEPED Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali as guest of honor, these were the 2-storey 6 classrooms at the Culianan Learning Center and the 2-storey 4 classrooms (as extension to existing 2-storey 6 classroom building) at the Mercedes National high School. — Sheila Covarrubias