P1 million Talisayan HE bldg, marker unveiled PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:20

Students, teachers and parents from the Talisayan National High School on Saturday gratefully received from the City Government through Mayor Beng Climaco a P1 million home economics building highlighting the celebration of the school’s 20th founding anniversary.

Mayor Climaco spearheaded the inauguration and turnover of the building which formed part of the massive infrastructure program of the city implemented during the term of former mayor and now District I Representative Celso Lobregat.

Joining the chief executive during the turnover were Councilors Mel Sadain, Josephine Pareja, City Schools Division OIC Superintendent Pete Natividad, City Engineer Luis Despalo, Talisayan National High School Principal Zandro Cepe and the parent-teacher association and Talisayan barangay officials led by chairman Orpiano.

“We congratulate the teachers, parents and students. Today we are here to say muchas gracias con todo con ustedes for what we are and where we are now. We thank the Lord for this opportunity,” the mayor said.

For the parents and teachers, she called for intensified efforts to teach and guide the children. “May the children remain the center or focus of our lives”. And for the young students, she urged them to participate and contribute to the development and progress of the school and the City.

Earlier in the day, the mayor also spearheaded the unveiling of a marker for a multi-purpose covered court which her congressional office funded and implemented at the Talisayan Elementary School recently.

The project is dedicated to the memory and heroism of teacher Lorna Pulalon, student Ces Orpiano and grandfather Ruben Flores—who were all slain in a stabbing rampage inside the school campus some two years ago.

“Today, we honor heroism and martyrdom,” Mayor Climaco emphasized. — Sheila Covarrubias