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City to Build Two New Schools

(seated) L-R ASDS (OIC) Dennis Develos, SDS Anthony Liobet CESO VI, VM Christopher Paul Carmona, City Mayor
Renato Y. Gustilo, Rep. Gerardo Valmayor Jr, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, BM Rommel Debulgado
(standing) L-R Kgwd Helen Geopano, SKF Rep. JB Spring Bacurnay, SP Lorna Hinolan, SP Carlos Manuel Valmayor,
SP Benito Gustilo Jr, SP Clint Mansueto and City Administrator Atty Estefanio Libutan Jr. posed for posterity during the
ceremonial groundbreaking at So. Hunob, Brgy Buluangan

The local government of San Carlos City will build two new schools in the rural barangays, Buluangan and Prosperidad within this year.

San Carlos City Mayor Renato Y. Gustilo, Governor Eugenio Jose V. Lacson, Congressman Gerardo P. Valmayor Jr. and Board Member Rommel T. Debulgado of the 1st District of Negros Occidental and Schools Division Superintendent Anthony H. Liobet, CESO VI led the ceremonial groundbreaking yesterday, July 28 at So. Hunob, Barangay Buluangan.
The city government allotted a total of P22.4 Million for both schools thru the Special Education Fund (SEF) under the supervision of Engr. Rodney Flores of the City Engineering Department.
Engr. Flores said a single storey, two-classroom building and another two classroom buildings with four rooms per structure will rise on a 6, 164 sq. meter lot in So. Hunob donated by Barangay Buluangan Kagawad Helen Geopano funded at P12.8M while in So. Punod, Barangay Prosperidad, two single-storey buildings with 3 classrooms per building budgeted at P9.6M will be constructed on a 9, 700 sq. meter public land.
Liobet said the convergence is a symbol of a promising future for the children of the city of San Carlos and a mark of nobleness, respect, development and continuity among public officials. He is also grateful for the provincial down to the local government for the support on their plans and proposals offered which made their works in DepEd easier.
Mayor Gustilo cited that the local government, from one leader to another, has been favoring programs of DepEd and revealed that a site development plan will be created so that construction of buildings will be more organized.
Cong. Valmayor on the other hand added that the projects have been realized because of unity among leaders and the availability of the investors’ taxes where funds for the construction were taken.
Moreover, Board Member Rommel T. Debulgado said school buildings are important in the delivery of adequate basic education since most local schools lacked the necessary classrooms.
Governor Lacson also stated that celebrating the value of student learning and providing access to basic education to the construction of said instructional spaces demonstrates the resolve and commitment to investing in the potential of the youth. “To genuinely understand that the progress and future of our communities are intricately link to the education of students, I am more assured of our province’s future and can now confidently hope that these structures will not be mere physical venues, they will be an avenue where our learners will be afforded the chance at every opportunity that will help them develop academically and socially, “he added.
The local government also signed a Deed of Usufructuary/Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Lot Donation with the Department of Education pertaining to the 15,000 sq. meter land in Brgy. Rizal where the extension site of Julio Ledesma National High School (JLNHS) will be built.
Also present during the groundbreaking ceremony were Atty. Estefanio Libutan Jr., City Administrator; Vice Mayor Christopher Paul S. Carmona; SP Members Benito Gustilo, Clint Mansueto, Carlos Manuel Valmayor, Lorna Hinolan and JB Spring Bacurnay; Dr. Dennis Develos, OIC Asst’ Schools Division Superintendent; school administrators and other teaching and non-teaching staff of DepEd.