Celso invites Sec. Luistro to unveil P21.2M Tugbungan school building PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 January 2011 11:38

February 1st will be another red letter day for the education sector in Zamboanga, as the city government unveils yet another school building project—the biggest so far, with Education Secretary Armin Luistro as guest of honor.

Costing P21.2 million, the 3-storey 23 classroom building for Tugbungan Elementary School is so far the biggest school building project implemented under Mayor Celso Lobregat’s massive school building program.

Mayor Lobregat has personally invited Sec. Luistro to keynote the turnover of the project on February 1st, to which the latter gladly accepted. Aside from the unveiling ceremony, the Secretary will also have a chance of visiting some other schools where school buildings are being constructed or will be constructed by the city government.

The Tugbungan Elementary School building is one of the 3 schools where 3 storey school buildings have been constructed due to limited space. But it is the biggest with 23 classrooms. The two others are the 3-storey 15 classroom building a the Zamboanga City High School-west and the 3-storey 21 classroom building at the Talon-Talon Elementary School inaugurated and turned over last year.
The 3 units 3-storey school buildings form part of the 27 school buildings with 177 classrooms worth P142.6 million that the Lobregat administration has constructed in 2010.

Secretary Luistro has cited the efforts of the Zamboanga local government in addressing the state of education in this part of the country stressing that the Zamboanga practice should be replicated by other LGUs in the country. “I have only but good praises for the leadership of Mayor Lobregat and the entire Zamboanga City community for putting education on top of their priority”.

The city government also completed the repair/rehabilitation of 231 Classrooms worth P43.5 million. Nine (9) new buildings with 59 Classrooms worth P49.6 million are undergoing construction.

This year, the mayor said, because of space limitation, most school buildings will be 3-storey edifices and these include the construction of the P23 million 3-storey 27 classroom building at the Zamboanga City High School-Main. On the drawing board are the 3-storey 24 classroom building for Tumaga Elementary School ; the 3-storey 21 classroom building for Tetuan Central School and the 3-storey 18 classroom building for Mampang Elementary School . — Sheila Covarrubias