Celso unveils P9.1-M school bldg in Tagasilay PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 May 2013 11:10

The Tagasilay Elementary School community yesterday received a 2-storey 8 classroom building in line with the City Government’s steadfast commitment to help solve classroom shortage in public schools.

Mayor Celso Lobregat, Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde and some members of the City Council turned over to Education officials led by City Schools Superintendent Pedro Melchor Natividad and Tagasilay Elementary School Principal Jessibel Alavar, the P9.1M newly-constructed building, one of the numerous school facilities to be unveiled before the school opens in June 3.

Mayor Lobregat emphasized anew that education remains to be the priority of his administration and will continue to be so even as assumes his post as District I Representative in July.

In the days to come, many other school facilities, implemented in line the massive school building program will be turned over to the recipient schools to help address the classroom shortage.

Alavar thanked Lobregat, Iturralde and the City Government for the facility as she pledged to take good care of the building and ensure that the young students get quality education that they deserve.

Assisting Lobregat and Iturralde during the turnover were Councilors Mike Alavar, Nonong Guingona and Percival Ramos and councilor-elect BG Guingona. Also present were City Engineer Luis Despalo, Tagasilay barangay chairman Hanisa Francisco and her councilmen, Tagasilay High School Principal Emie Mondejar, parents, teachers and students.

Mayor Lobregat stressed that the turnover of newly-constructed school buildings is in preparation for the opening of classes a week from now and is the city’s participation in Brigada Eskwela, voluntary effort which started in 2003, bringing together teachers, parents, and the community to do clean up and repairs in public schools to prepare the facilities for the June school opening.

Today, May 24, Lobregat will spearhead the turnover of a rehabilitated school building at the Maria Clara Lobregat National High School in Divisoria.

Last Wednesday, the mayor unveiled the 2-storey 4 classroom building in Tolosa Elementary School. — Sheila Covarrubias