Comval holds another “Bayanihan sa Paaralan” Stakeholders’ Forum

Compostela Valley Province—- “If we are serious in solving our country’s problems, we must begin in investing in our youth. There is no better way to do that than to build better schools, schools that teach them that their knowledge belongs to their families and communities, schools that will not take away their innocence, schools that will teach them the ways of peace, schools that will build, not destroy and will allow them to dream and reach new horizons.”

Speaking before different private and government sectors, Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy shared this message during the conduct of the “Bayanihan Stakeholders’ Forum” dubbed as  “Ako ay isang Bayani sa Paaralan, Bayani sa Karunungan” on August 27, 2019 at Big 8, Corporate Hotel, Tagum City.

Attending the forum were Gov. Uy, Vice Governor Maricar S. Zamora, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) members led by Hon. Arturo T. Uy, Municipal Mayors led by Hon. Roberto M. Yugo, Provincial Government (PG) Heads and Assistant PG Heads led by Provincial Administrator Virgilia S. Allones, Barangay Officials of the school beneficiaries, Heads of the National Offices, high ranking officials of the Armed forces of the Philippines (AFP) led by MGEN Jose Faustino and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

The Bayanihan para sa Paaralan is a program of the provincial government of Comval to address the shortage of classrooms in the different public schools of the province where they accumulated funds from the different private partners and stakeholders of the provincial government to build school classrooms.

The program answers the issue of classroom shortage even without undergoing the usual lengthy government process of constructing classrooms.

Dr. Reynante A. Solitario – Schools Division Superintendent of Department of Education (DepEd) Compostela Valley Division said that everyone is responsible for the personal growth and education of the learners. As they say, “it takes a village to raise a child.”

“Indeed, we never fail, as one community, one village, one province with one vision, and we are working together to raise responsible members of the community,” Solitario added.

Solitario also expressed his gratitude to the active and very supportive Comval officials led by Gov. Uy as the champion partners in all education programs.

Meanwhile, the program becomes successful were the stakeholders do their pledge of commitments to help the financial needs to build another five (5) better school classrooms in far-flung areas as they were also long-affected by conflicts, oftentimes used by some groups who wish to take advantage of the innocence of children.

The areas identified to build five schools are in Sitio Side 4 Mangayon, Compostela  to further accommodate more students. Another is in Panansalan, Compostela, in Pagsabangan and Manurigao in New Bataan and in Sitio Sapanglubog, Tibagon Pantukan, Comval.

It can be recalled that the provincial government has turned over a 1-unit 2 classroom building each in Sitio Side 4 and Sito Putting Bato, both in Compostela on May and June this year.

Among the stakeholders who pledged their support to the program were the Ulticon Builders, Inc. who committed P3M Pesos; P1.5 M for Hexat Mining Corporation; P1.5 M for Udenna Foundation, Inc;  P1.5M for A-CUP Foundation; and P1.5M from the Apex Mining Company for the construction of school classrooms.  

Also gracing the occasion were the stakeholders of the different corporation namely; Carlos S. Gonzalez-President of Ulticon Builders, Inc., Noe B. Tajo-Chairman Hexat Mining Corporation, Inc., Paul Cuyegkeng-President and CEO of Sumifru Philippines, Dennis A. Uy-Chief Executive Officer Udenna Foundation, Inc., Louie R. Sarmiento-President and CEO of Apex Mining Company, Hon. Arturo T. Uy-Chairman A-CUP Foundation, Inc., MGEN Jose C Faustino- Division Commander, 10th Infantry Division, and Dr. Reynante A. Solitario of DepEd Comval.

On the other hand, the governor said that the building of schools is part of the greater effort to secure a better future to all the children most especially those living in the highlands.

“We will commit ourselves to this greater purpose. I, too, will do the same. As what I’ve promised, I will dedicate each day as governor in ensuring that our children enjoy a future they deserve-one that is brighter, better and golden,’’ the governor added.

Furthermore, a ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by the private partners together with the provincial officials and the Commitment Setting and Awarding of Certificates was also done during the forum. #YEStoDavaoDeOro (Rey Antibo, ID Comval, Photos by: Maryel Lasaca)

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