MANILA-- Close to 2,000 incoming Grade 11 and Grade 12 students in two high schools in Capiz province will benefit from the three newly constructed school buildings worth more than PHP90 million, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Wednesday.
In a statement, DPWH Capiz 1st District Engineer Gerald Pacanan said the school buildings with a total budget of PHP92.781 million will be for the students from different barangays in the towns of Panit-an and Pontevedra under the Senior High School program.
He noted that some 500 students of Panit-an National High School in Capiz will be holding their classes at the newly constructed four-storey, 32-classroom school building project worth PHP44.381 million
The completion of the project is just in time for the kick-off of the 2017 Brigada Eskwela National Schools' Maintenance Week by the Department of Education (DepEd) which started on Monday until Saturday.
The activity is being conducted to prepare public school facilities for the opening of the school year 2017-2018 this June.
Pacanan also reported the completion of two school buildings that can accommodate 1,300 Grade 11 and 12 students at Hiponia National High School in the town of Pontevedra.
The three-storey, 18-classroom building with a project cost of PHP32.214 Million and another three-storey, nine-classroom building amounting to PHP16.186 Million.
Skilled personnel from the department's District Engineering Offices are also involved in the Brigada Eskwela activities geared on making schools ecologically conscious, resilient, clean and conducive to learning.
The DPWH said more schoolbuilding projects that started late 2016 and early 2017 are soon to be completed by various district implementing offices nationwide.
Source: Philippines News Agency