Pampanga, Tarlac teachers laud IPC, Katuwang Foundation for donating 10 four-storey school buildings

Thru the efforts of International Police Commission (IPC) and Katuwang Foundation, ten primary and secondary schools in Pampanga and Tarlac will have their own newly-built four storey 16-classroom school building by 2020. 

Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) General Glennbert Lazo said during the three-day ground breaking ceremony held from December 9 to 11 that the UN project will benefit a total of 156 schools in the country. 

According to IPC Director General Galma Arcilla, the organization has been helping poor communities in the country for several years now.

IPC BGen. Ramil Guiao also disclosed that UN has allotted P510 million for the construction of ten school buildings which will commence in January 2020 and is expected to be inaugurated after 240 days. 

Selected schools in the province of Pampanga are Mabalacat National High School in Dau, Mabalacat City; San Antonio E.S., Siran E.S., and Magsaysay E.S. in Guagua; San Roque E.S  and San Roque H.S. in Dau, Lubao;  and San Jose E.S., and San Jose H.S. in Floridablanca. In Tarlac are Balutu Elementary School and San Antonio Elementary School in Concepcion. 

With this, Lazo was given the Certificate of Appreciation for advocating quality and free education for the schoolers of this generation.

For his part, Guagua Assistant Division Leonardo Canlas cited the generosity of IPC and Katuwang Foundation. 

“Today is an evident proof that the support and collaboration with stakeholders will actualize the direction of Deped to it’s battlecry, the ‘EduKalidad’. This four storey 16-classroom school building will benefit 64 students in one year, 6,400 students in 10 years, and 12,800 students in the next 20 years,” Canlas added. 

Groundbreaking ceremonies in Guagua, Pampanga.

Guagua Mayor Dante Torres, Floridablanca Vice Mayor Michael Galang and Concepcion Councilor Owen Baluyut also expressed their utmost gratitude to the said organizations. 

“Magpapatuloy po ang ating nasimulang proyekto hanggat ako’y nabubuhay. Pagkatapos po ng mga eskwelahan ay ospital naman po ang ilalapit natin sa mga kababayan natin na nangangailangan ng tulong,” Lazo said. 

Meanwhile, school administrators and faculty of  San Jose E.S and San Jose H.S also lauded BGen. Emmanuel Timpug, alumnus, for extending help to his Alma Mater. 

Timpug receives the Certificate of Appreciation from San Jose High School.

Present in the event are Maj. Gen. Rocky Diaz, Lt. General Deputy Ambassador Elisa Lazo, Col. Jessirose Rivales, Col. Orlando Sicat, Col. Mary Jaisy Timpug, Col. Vencio Macatarangay, Major Lexter Halagao, Major Jonah Shin, 2Lt. Lanlyn Bognot, 2Lt. Romina Anne Halagao, and  2Lt. Dafhne Talay, members of Transnational Anti-Organized Crime-Intelligence Group, barangay and municipal officials. 

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