San Jose Gusu gets P2.6M covered court PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:15

Barangay San Jose Gusu over the weekend received a multi-purpose covered court project, another education initiative of the City Government and intended to help give the young generation a better future.

Costing P2.6M, the covered court, located inside the San Jose Gusu Elementary School, forms part of the city’s P1.3B investment on education from 2007 when the city’s finances have been improved up to the end of 2012.

Mayor Celso Lobregat and Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde spearheaded the turnover of the covered court Saturday afternoon to barangay officials led by San Jose Gusu barangay chairperson Betty Lou Reyes and Department of Education officials led by Division of City Schools Superintendent Pedro Melchor Natividad, Division Superintendent Esperat Apolinario and school principal Florencia Seno.

Also present during the turnover were Councilors Myra Paz Abubakar and Noning Biel, San Jose Gusu barangay council members, teachers, students and parents.

The covered court is one of the numerous infrastructures implemented by the Lobregat administration over the past months for the San Jose Gusu Elementary School. Last November 24, a 3-storey 12 classroom building worth P12.86 million was turned over to the school with no Education Secretary Armin Luistro gracing the occasion. On June 6, the mayor also spearheaded the turnover of a 2-storey 4 classroom building with a cost of P3.2 million.

In a message, Reyes thanked Mayor Lobregat and the City Government for the continuous initiatives stressing that San Jose Gusu is a recipient of millions worth of projects that cover not only the education sector but also other infrastructures specifically slope protection and drainage systems that are truly serving its purpose.

Seno for her part is ever-grateful to Mayor Lobregat and the city government for the huge funding being poured in for school buildings and other education-related projects for the school.

Seno said the students are very fortunate that the local government through Lobergat’s initiative is actively supporting the needs of the school, as the Department of Education, due to limited funds, cannot provide at the moment.

“We are forever grateful to the city government under the leadership of Mayor Lobregat for all these infrastructures and other education-related projects implemented in our school”, the school principal declared.

With the covered court strategically located at the campus frontage, the school site looks more orderly and organized compared to before.

The facility can be used for multi-purposes that include graduation ceremonies and other school programs, sports and fitness activities and other events. — Sheila Covarrubias