Celso set to file bill on new high schools PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 June 2013 11:47

In line with his continuing commitment to education, Mayor Celso Lobregat is set to file a bill on Congress creating high schools in Pasonanca and Tulungatung when he assumes his post as 1st District Representative starting noon of June 30.

Lobregat is also set to seek membership in the House Committee on Education to fully carry out his passion for education for the interest of the young generation.

Already, the annex high school for the Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School (DPLMHS), temporarily located in a makeshift building at the Pasonanca Elementary School campus is already operating with some 300 pioneer Grade 7 (first year high school) students.

The same is true for the annex for the Ayala National High School in Tulungatung located at the Tulungatung Elementary School.

The City Government, through Lobregat’s initiative has set the construction of school buildings for the two annex high schools, in line with the massive school building program.

Lobregat underscored the need for the establishment of secondary schools in Pasonanca and Tulungatung in view of the increasing number of elementary graduates from these barangays and their neighboring areas. “This is to make secondary education accessible to students in Pasonanca and Tulungatung”.

The same move is to decongest student population at the DPLMHS and the Ayala National High School, Lobregat affirmed.

The creation of the two national high schools is only one of the measures that the outgoing mayor intends to prioritize when he assumes the District 1 congressional seat, a position he effectively and efficiently handled when he served as the City’s representative of the lone district of Zamboanga from 1998 to 2004.

Education is one of the flagship programs of the Lobregat administration with investments reaching P1.3 billion from 2007-2012. And as he winds up his third term as mayor, Lobregat has scheduled a series of turnover of school buildings and other education-related projects to the different public elementary and secondary schools.

Among the school buildings—newly constructed and or renovated—that were turned over the past weeks were those in Sta. Catalina Elementary School, Maria Clara Lorenzo Lobregat National High School, Malagutay Elementary School, Vitali Technical Vocational School, Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College and many others. — Sheila Covarrubias