BORONGAN CITY- The Department of Public Works and Highways Eastern Samar District Engineering Office (ESDEO) inaugurated and turned over a new multi-purpose building in Songco Elementary School to school principal Norieta Alpez and the rest of the teaching staff on November 15, 2018.
Construction of the multi-purpose building (MPB) started on March 5, 2018 and completed on July 17, 2018. The building has a dimension of 15m by 20m.
The project cost of the building amounts to P 2,475, 000 funded under the local fund for building and other structures of the General Appropriations Act for this year.
In behalf of DPWH-ESDEO, Assistant District Engineer Rudyard Lim attended the turn-over of the multipurpose building.
Alpez’s, her acceptance speech, expressed her gratitude for the materialization of the multi-purpose building.
“We have been yearning for so long for this covered court to come into existence. It has long been our dream to have a facility like this. We gladly accept this, and ensure you that we will utilize this in its proper purpose. And we will maintain this facility,” the school principal said.
A teacher of Songco Elementary School said that finding a venue for their graduation was always their problem and that they have to incur rental expenses because of it.
But now, they expect to conduct their 2019 graduation rites in their new MPB inside of their very own Songco Elementary School.
Rep.Ben Evardone, Mayor Maria Fe Abunda, among others, graced the said event.
Rep. Evardone, in a message he conveyed during the turn-over ceremony, encouraged the students to study well to have a brighter future.
“You should study diligently for it will serve as your stepping stone in achieving a brighter future,” the solon said.
In an interview, assistant district engineer Lim stressed the value of having educational facilities like an MPB to nurture a student’s potential.
“A school must not only have a classroom but also other facilities that will hone a child’s potential. A school becomes an institution conducive to learning if it can provide well-built classrooms and facilities for outdoor activities where students can learn, enjoy, and develop their multiple intelligence,” he said. (ESDEO PIO Staff Quiteria Baleña)