Gov Uy to lead building of “better schools” in far-flung communities
Nabunturan, Compostela Valley- Compostela Valley Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy will build five new classroom buildings for five far-flung communities namely Manurigao and Panansalan in New Bataan, Pagsabangan and Mangayon in Compostela and Tibagon in Pantukan. The identified areas are considered part of the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA). The building of these classrooms is part of the Bayanihan para sa Paaralan Program.
In the recently concluded Partners’ Forum held at Big 8 Hotel in Tagum City, private partners pledged financial support for the construction of these classrooms. Ulticon Builders extended three million pesos, ACUP Foundation, Hexat Mining, APEX Mining Inc gave one million and five hundred thousand pesos each. Sumifru also vowed to support the construction of classrooms.
The Department of Education-Compostela Valley through Schools Division Superintendent Reynante Solitario promised to bring teachers to these schools. Gen Jose Faustino, Commanding General of the 10th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army commended the provincial government in initiating the building of these classrooms through public-private sector collaboration. He further stated that among the provinces within his area of responsibility, Compostela Valley remains to be one of the most proactive local government units.
In his part, Governor Tyron underscored the importance of building “better schools” in far-flung areas.
“For our brothers and sisters in the mountains, schools are not just places of learning; they are also symbols of hope and a brighter future. The act of building a school therefore takes a whole new different meaning. It is not just helping to build a better school; it is also helping build a better and brighter future for them”, Gov. Uy said.
The simultaneous building of these classrooms will commence on the 18th of September, 2019 where the Provincial Government, municipal local governments, the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines, private partners, non-government organizations and other volunteers will participate.