Mandaue City gets P30M in education projects Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Stakeholders in the partnership to build and refurbish classrooms in Mandaue City are optimistic that the project could help them achieve their respective goals of addressing the lack of classrooms. Present during the signing last Oct. 1 were (left photo, from left) Mandaue City Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede, Mayor Jonas Cortes, Foundation president Jon Ramon Aboitiz, and DepEd Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Nimfa Bongo.
Ten elementary and secondary public high schools in Mandaue City today received P30 million worth of education-related projects as a result of a partnership between the City Government and Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.
These projects include the construction of school buildings, refurbishment of baking and science laboratories, and donation of armchairs.
A total of 26 classrooms will be constructed for Canduman Elementary School, Subangdaku Technical Vocational School, Tingub High School, Cabancalan 1 Elementary School, Banilad Elementary School (Mandaue City), and Mandaue City Central School. Armchairs will be provided for the classrooms.
Aside from building classrooms, the baking laboratories of Cabancalan National High School and Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School, and the science laboratories of Jagobiao National High School and Mandaue City Science High School, will undergo refurbishment.
Work on these projects will start this October and is due for completion in February 2012. The Foundation has approved P21 million for the implementation of these projects; the Mandaue City Government will shoulder the remaining P9 million as its counterpart.
Officials of the Mandaue City Government and Aboitiz Foundation signed today a memorandum of agreement to formalize the partnership.
Mayor Jonas Cortes and Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede signed on behalf of the Mandaue City Government while Aboitiz Foundation President Jon Ramon Aboitiz represented the Foundation. Dr. Nimfa Bongo, assistant Mandaue City Schools Division superintendent, signed for the Department of Education.
The principals of the 10 beneficiary schools also signed separate agreements.