TACLOBAN CITY— Some three schools in Eastern Visayas will receive a financial grant from the state fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) under the Adopt-A-School Program of the Department of Education.

GSIS identified the three schools in the region as Hinolaso National High School in Eastern Samar, Catig Primary School in Southern Leyte, and Hinolaso National High School – Caglao-an Annex in Eastern Samar.

GSIS President and General Manager Wick Veloso said the funds will be used to provide assistive devices to the selected schools like computers, internet connectivity and educational tools.

Each school will receive P400,000 this year.

“We share President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s belief that education is the bedrock of a prosperous society. Our public schools need our support and assistance especially after the reopening of face-to-face classes in November. In selecting the schools that do not have enough funds and must therefore be prioritized, we closely coordinated with DepEd,” Veloso said.

In the National Capital Region, the adopted schools are Navotas Elementary School, Constantino Elementary School in Valenzuela City, and Laiban Integrated School in Rizal.
In Luzon, the list includes Calawaan Elementary School in Ilocos Sur; Baccuit Elementary School in Cagayan; San Miguel Elementary School in Isabela; Pinayag National High School in Nueva Vizcaya; and Maguyepyep Integrated School in Abra.

Also included are Haligue Silangan National High School in Batangas City; Calpi Elementary School in Sorsogon; Aroroy East Central School in Masbate; Tagaytay Elementary School in Albay; and Bagumbayan Elementary School in Catanduanes.

In the Visayas, other adopted schools are Celestino Diaz Integrated School in Capiz; Manjuyod Central Elementary School in Negros Oriental; Gaas Elementary School in Cebu; and Nahawan Elementary School in Bohol.

In Mindanao, the six schools are Sinoropan National High School in Zamboanga; Talisay National High School in Dapitan City; Magallanes Elementary School in Davao City; Don Ruben E. Ecleo Sr. Memorial National High School in Dinagat Island; Surigao City National High School in Surigao City; and Camp Edward Elementary School in Surigao Del Norte.
Overall, a total of P10 million assistance will be received by 25 schools nationwide.

Since its implementation in 2014, a total of 85 schools have already benefitted from the program.
The initiative is part of GSIS’s corporate social responsibility.
(MMP/CBA with GSIS Tacloban)