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Thursday, 22 February 2024

DPWH turns over P4.7M school building to Surigao Sur town

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

CARMEN, Surigao del Sur (PIA) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways, First District Engineering Office (DPWH-DEO 1) has turned over the ceremonial key of the newly constructed two-classroom school building to San Vicente Elementary School in San Vicente, Carmen, Surigao del Sur on February 8.

The new school building is equipped with a water supply system, electrical lights, toilets, and electric fans worth P4.7 million.

This will also serve as a learning facility for students from kindergarten to Grade 2.

The infrastructure was an answered prayer to the learners, parents and education frontliners as the school suffered from lack of classrooms in the previous years.

In a message, Schools Governance and Operations Division (SGOD) chief Carlos Tian Chow C. Correos stated, "Education is not just a gift, but a beacon of hope. This is an affirmation that children have the right to education, as well as they have the right to a safe and healthy learning environment.”

(L-R) Division Education Program Supervisor (EPS) Rufino Reyes, Jonathan Matildo-school head, Gov. Alexander T. Pimentel, Mayor Jane Plaza, and 1st Dsitrict Representative and House Committee Chair on Public Works and Highways Engr. Romeo S. Momo Sr., during the ceremonial cutting of ribbon.

“This building will also expand the minds and motivate our learners to dream big and to help the country as our future leaders,” Correous said.

The turnover was led by Eppie G. Cubero, project engineer and Jonathan Matildo, a school head of San Vicente Elementary School in San Vicente and was witnessed by Surigao del Sur first district Rep. Romeo S. Momo Sr., Gov. Alexander T. Pimentel of Surigao del Sur, and Mayor Jane V. Plaza.

Also present were Carmen Vice Mayor Harvey Manawatao, Division Education Program Supervisor (EPS) Rufino Reyes, municipal councilors Elvie U. Ohao and Nilo Bigno, and Barangay Captain Blandena V. Sulian.

This accomplishment is a result of DepEd’s commitment to deliver quality education for all.  With this, DepEd -  Surigao del Sur Schools Division continues to collaborate with DPWH for the realization of the remaining 575 classrooms to serve the elementary and secondary learners in the province.  (NGPB, PIA-Surigao del Sur)