Catarman, Northern Samar – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Northern Samar First District Engineering Office (NSFDEO) turned over a multi-purpose building to Hinabangan National High School, Brgy. Hinabangan Mondragon, Northern Samar on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.
The turnover ceremony was led by District Engineer Mario D. Villena, accompanied by Hon. Mayor Lerma H. Madera, Vice Mayor Myla C. Marquita, School Head Mrs. Lucia A. Flestado, District Head Dr. Brenda E. Villadolid, other esteemed DepEd officials and community members.
In his speech, District Engineer Mario Villena said, that the facility constructed under the DPWH’s efforts, is poised to serve as a valuable addition to the local education landscape.
“I am pleased to turn-over this building today for I know that it will be a valuable asset to the community especially for High School Students of 5 Barangays. Aside from that, a multitude of activities and events will be unfolded here, from community meetings to educational workshops. This will also serve variety of purposes that will strengthen social ties and will promote community development.” said District Engineer Villena.
The building, worth Php 4.9-million, is a one-storey structure with reinforced gutter, PWD ramp with handrails, parapet wall, foldable partition equipped with toilet in each room.
Barangay Captain Nonito M. Bayrante Jr., shared his incredibly challenging experience, having gone through numerous hardships and obstacles for the realization of the multi-purpose building.
Meanwhile, School Head, Mrs. Lucia A. Flestado graciously accepted the key of responsibility, expressing her profound gratitude for the newly constructed multi-purpose building. She also emphasized that the said momentous occasion signifies the beginning of a promising chapter for the students of Hinabangan and its neighboring Barangays who have historically faced challenges in terms of accessibility to quality education. She further emphasized that with the establishment of the multi-purpose building, students from said barangays will greatly benefit.
(ANALIZA A. PABIA/PIO Alternate)