NGCP turns over P3.4 million school building in Cebu town
By: Ferliza C. Contratista
TABOGON, CEBU, June 25 (PIA) --- More than 200 students in Barangay Managase, Tabogon town benefitted from the newly constructed three-classroom school building donated by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).
As part of their corporate social responsibility, NGCP fulfilled the dream of barangay residents to have additional classrooms.
For pupils of Grades one to six, the school only has four classrooms.
Cebu Electric Cooperative 2 (CEBECO) also shouldered the electrical wirings of the the building.
Mercy Rondina, principal of Jose Malazarte Elementary School, said they are until now in awe for they received not just classrooms but a school building.
Rondina said they are the first in the town to have a concrete school building.
NGCP officials led by Public Affairs head Nelson Cabangan turned over the one unit three-classroom school building to the school, barangay, and municipal officials recently in a simple ceremony at the school grounds.
Cabangahan said the extension of assistance such as school buildings is prioritized by NGCP for the barangays covered by the transmission lines of the power company.
“We do this not because we want recognition but we want to be of help first in the barangays where our facilities are present. We hope that we leave behind a legacy that you will take care,” Cabangan said.
Managase he said is lucky because there are actually 6,000 barangays all over the country where NGCP’s facilities and transmission are located.
The line crossing Managase comes from Leyte and all the way to Bohol province.
Tabogon Mayor Zigfred Duterte expressed his thanks to NGCP and CEBECO for being sensitive to the needs of their third class municipality.
Also present during the turn over were Armida Caguitla, Board President of CEBECO II and Hermogena Miranda representing the office of Dr. Arden Monisit, Department of Education Cebu School Superintendent.
“However we are not the real recipients here. The recipients are these school children that are playing and the other children who will become students, and learn from this school,” according to Duterte.
Classes of Grades five, one and two will be held in the new classrooms.
Located more than two kilometers from the main highway, Jose Malazarte Elementary School has a total of 210 students and seven teachers.
The town of Tabogon is 76 kilometers from Cebu City. It is one of the towns affected by super typhoon Yolanda last year. (rmn/fcc/PIA-Cebu)