Luistro to unveil P21.2M school building in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 16:42

Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro will be in Zamboanga City today to keynote the blessing, inauguration and turnover of the P21.2 million 3-storey 23 classroom building project in Tugbungan Elementary School—the biggest project ever undertaken by the city in line with its massive school building program.

Luistro was personally invited by Mayor Celso Lobregat to grace today’s project turnover rite to showcase the city’s ever-aggressive and unrelenting assistance and support to the education sector.
The Tugbungan Elementary school building is so far the biggest project implemented by the Lobregat administration. The first two 3-storey school buildings projects were those in Talon-talon Elementary School with 21 classrooms and turned over last June 2010 and the Zamboanga City-High School west  with 15 classrooms turned over last October 12, 2010 with Sec. Luistro also as guest of honor.

The three 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. In the same year, the city also completed the repair and rehabilitation of 231 Classrooms worth P43.5 million. Nine (9) new buildings with 59 Classrooms worth P49.6 million are undergoing construction.

Sec. Luistro will enplane from Manila in the morning in time for the 10:30 am inauguration and turnover rites at the Tugbungan Elementary School. Prior to the main event, he and Mayor Lobregat will visit the Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College to view the production of arm chairs—another effort of the city government to assist the education sector.

From the Polytechnic College in Baliwasan, the Secretary and the mayor will proceed to Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School gym where the finished arm chairs are stocked.

From Don Pablo, the two officials will inspect the San Roque Elementary Schoo building where the city government constructed two school buildings—one, a 2-storey classroom and the other, a 2-storey 6 classroom building. The two buildings are combined into one—now composing of 14 classrooms.

From San Roque, the two officials will proceed to Tugbungan for the turn over rite, afterwhich they will make a side trip to the Zamboanga city High School main where a P23 million 3-storey23 classroom building will soon rise.  In the same ZCHS-main campus, the city also recently completed the construction of 15 classrooms which now comprise the 5th floor of an existing school building thereat.
This 2011, Mayor Lobregat said most of the school buildings to be constructed will be 3-storey edifices because of space limitation and increased student population. Aside from the 3-storey 27 classroom building at the ZCHS-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