Lobregat turns over P12.9-M school bldg to Mercedes NHS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:10

Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday morning inaugurated and turned over the newly constructed three-storey building with 12 classrooms amounting to P12.9 million to the Mercedes National High School in the east coast.

Undertaken by NLL Construction by Engr. Noel Loon, the three-storey 12-classroom building brought to a total of P24.7-million worth of various projects that the city government had implemented and completed at Mercedes National High School over the last three years alone.

With the new building, Lobregat, who also chairs the Local School Board, urged the principal Dr. Larmie Castelo-Abad to increase the school’s number of sections in a bid to lower the student-classroom ratio. The school now has 1,229 population with over 40 classrooms available plus six new teacher items from the Department of Education.

As this developed, the barangay chairperson of Mercedes, Purificacion Delgado, could not help but thank Lobregat for the many projects that the city government had implemented in her barangay with many, many more that will soon be completed and turned over.

She cited the ongoing P1-million slope protection, P3-million Mercedes-Zambowood bridge, farm-to-market road worth P1.5 million, irrigation canal amounting to P5 million and another P1-million slope protection, among others.

“The legacy that you have given us will forever linger in our hearts and minds even as you move on to your next political career,” Delgado said of the mayor and now congressman-elect.

The school principal also shared the same words of appreciation to the city government and the chief executive even as she acceded to the mayor’s directive to increase the 29 sections in her school. “Words are not enough to express our profound gratitude to Mayor Lobregat,” Dr. Abad said.

Present during the inauguration and turnover rites were Councilor Nonong Guingona together with councilors-elect Charlie Mariano and Elong Natividad, WMSU President Dr. Milabel E. Ho, Engr. Luis Vicente Despalo, the barangay and PTA officials, faculty and other guests. — Vic Larato