Less than 2 weeks, Comval’s Bayanihan sa Paaralan turns over school in Compostela

Look! Barely 2 weeks after the kick-off ceremony,  the 1-unit 2 classroom building, Kusina ng Kalinga kitchen, and a teacher’s cottage were turned over in Purok 3, Brgy. Panansalan, Compostela on October 3, 2019.  In addition, a vegetable garden or “Gulayan sa Paaralan” was also put up beside the school.

Named after the Purok Chairman who donated a portion of his land, the Jacinto Public Elementary School, will soon be used by about 39 pupils  which will resume classes on October 7, 2019 with the appointment of 2 new teachers in the area.

This becomes the first school site to finish among the 5 school build identified in the geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) and conflict-affected areas (CAA) in Compostela Valley province which kicked off on September 20, 2019.

“Wala sa TV ang mga heroes, naa sa mga tao nga nagpabarug aning eskuwlahan….Ang mga bayani naa mismo sa atong tugkaran,” Vice Gov Maricar Zamora said.

On his part, Gov. Tyron Uy thanked the partners and volunteers, particularly the lead team, the Office of the Provincial Administrator under Virigilia S Allones in partnership with LGU Compostela under Mayor Lema Bolo, Mawab  Mayor Ruperto Gonzaga,  Provincial Human Resource and Development Office (PHRMDO), Comval Scholarship Program (CVSP) volunteers, CVPH LAAK,  BLGU Panansalan, and the Department of Education.

Also giving their support and thanking the provincial government in taking the active role in peace-building initiatives are Major Gen Jose C Faustino Jr, Commanding Officer of the 10th ID, Department of Education-Comval Schools Division Superintendent  Reynante Solitario, Board Member (IPMR) Albert Camana, Ltc Roman Mabborang of the 66th IB, PNP Provincial OIC Director Joselito Loriza and  other local officials.

The rest of the other 4 school sites in the identified GIDAs and conflict-affected areas (CAA) commenced its ceremonial kick-off simultaneously on September 20, 2019. These are Side 4, Brgy. Mangayon, Compostela; P-3, Brgy Pagsabangan in New Bataan; and Sitio Sapanglubog, Brgy. Tibagon in Pantukan. While due to the remoteness and difficulty in hauling the materials, the Bayanihan build in Sitio Danawan, Brgy. Manurigao  in New Bataan kicked off on September 29, 2019. // (fe maestre/id comval)

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