San Joaquin Central School recipient of 11 classrooms

Report
from Government of the Philippines
Published on 26 Jun 2014 View Original

PALO, Leyte, June 26 (PIA) – Eleven units of classroom worth P3.9 million intended for San Joaquin Central School in Palo, Leyte was turned-over to the Department of Education in Eastern Visayas. The turn-ove activity was led by the beefactors tandem of Sen. Cynthia Vilar and Frances Anne Petilla.

The turn-over ceremony was witnessed by Liberato Cobacho, principal of San Joaquin Central School, Verda Fabillo Leyte Division Education Supervisor, Leyte Schools Division Superintendent Ronilo al Firmo, and teachers and students of San Joaquin Central School.

Also present were Palo Mayor Remedios Petila, Leyte Gov. Dominic Petilla of Leyte, Tanauan Mayor Pelagio Tecson, Tolosa Mayor Erwin Ocana and Palo councilors and barangay officials.

Senator Villar said that despite the absence of PDAF she is committed to help the government in the rehabilitation of the Yolanda stricken areas.

She said further that together with former senator Manny Villar they are glad to be able to help Palo through building new classrooms.

“It is very important to re-establish the status of the students after Yolanda struck Leyte. One of the best way to let students feel the sense of normalcy is to let them experience, going to class with a permanent classroom” added Villar.

Villar said that she and her husband is honored to be part of the return to normalcy of the lives of the many family here in Leyte and many other provinces that were badly affected by typhoon Yolanda of which San Joaquin Central school was one of the hardest hit school in Palo.

Villar also committed to donate several air conditioning units for the temporary learning center situated inside the school. (Lizbeth Ann A. Abella/PIA-8)