Celso sets P3M PCF for 90 computers for schools PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 14:43

The City Government’s P3M Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) subsidy for its conferment of the seal of good housekeeping-round 2 will be used to purchase 90 computer units for distribution to selected schools.

Mayor Celso Lobregat, just like its win in the first round of the seal of good housekeeping of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) last year, the computer program is in line with the goal of achieving universal primary education and aims to help address goal 2 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

Lobregat said the 90 computers will be distributed to 18 schools—9 elementary and 9 secondary public schools that either do not have or have  obsolete computer units and are not doing in comparison with other schools in the national achievement test as well as students showing low level of computer literacy.

The City Government is a recipient of the DILG’s seal of good housekeeping for CY 2011-Round 2 for exemplary performance in governance specifically in the areas of development planning, sound financial management, transparency and accountability. The recognition goes with a P3M PCF subsidy.

The P3M check was awarded to Mayor Celso Lobregat by DILG Regional Director Atty. Paisal Abutazil February 16 following the signing of a memorandum of agreement during rites in City Hall. Present during the event were Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, Councilor Abdurahman Nuno, City Planning and Development Officer Rodrigo Sicat, City DILG Director Atty. Mohammad Arakama, Jun Cillo and Elmer Egama also of DILG.

It is recalled that last June 5, 2012, the City Government donated and turned over 60 computer units to 12 public elementary and high schools with DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo gracing the event. The computers, with complete accessories, were purchased utilizing the City’s P2 million prize money as winner in the DILG-initiated Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Awards for excellence in local governance.

It is the intention of the computer program to increase the passing rate in the National Achievement Test (NAT) as well as increase computer literacy.

The selection of the recipient schools will be done by the City Government and the Division of City Schools. The distribution of the computers is set soon. — Sheila Covarrubias