Lobregat turns over P1.3M school bldg. to MCLLNHS PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 May 2013 10:56

Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday turned over the newly rehabilitated school building with six classrooms to the Maria Clara L. Lobregat National High School in Barangay Divisoria, east of this city.

Undertaken by Persia Construction in the amount of P1.3 million, the rehabilitated building brings to a total of more than 80 classrooms at MCLLNHS with its present student population of about 2,700.

In his message, Lobregat recalled that when the school was established in 1997 there was no classroom building on the campus. At the time, he was congressman and he worked for the construction of initial buildings with more or less 30 classrooms.

“When we took over as mayor of the city, we were able to construct so many buildings with a total of 50 classrooms,” Lobregat said, adding that the city government also constructed a covered court, concrete fence, drainage systems and several other projects amounting to more than P50 million.

This, he said, proves his administration’s policy, giving education a top priority. “If we did not have this (MCLLNHS) school, where would its 2,700 students go? They will all crowd at the already over-populated Zamboanga City High School Main in Tetuan,” the mayor said.

Present during the inauguration were Councilors Nonong Guingona, Rey Candido and Rudy Lim together with City Schools Division Superintendent Pedro Melchor Natividad, Assat. City Schools Supt. Julieto Fernandez, Education Supervisor Maybel Tee, school principal Ma. Theresa Borgonia, Engr. Luis Despalo, Divisoria barangay Chairman Roberto Tubilag, Lumayang Chairman and PTA President Frederick Atilano, and Rev. Fr. Francis Jacinto, who officiated the blessing of the building. — Vic Larato