PALO, Leyte-Former Senator Manny Villar has donated a sizeable amount intended for the rehabilitation of the Philippine Science High School, based this town.
Villar personally made a visit to the school on January 29, this year to see for himself the extent of damage sustained by the region’s premier science school.
He was welcomed by the school’s administrator Reynaldo Garnace who said that the help extended to the school by the former Senate leader would help them hasten their rehabilitation work.
The school’s several buildings to include various facilities were damaged during the supertyphoon Yolanda with the damage cost placed at P105 million.
“Helping (damaged) schools is my priority. And I personally see the damage sustained by the school. The students here should be given assistance considering that they are the country’s scholars,” Villar said.
The former senator donated corrugated sheets to the school with an equivalent amount of P100,000.
Garnace said that the financial assistance of Villar helped increase the current P2.3 million that the school was able to raise from various donors.
He hopes to raise the needed amount so they could right away finish the repair of all the damaged buildings of the school, located along Barangay Pawing, this town.
The school has 248 students presently enrolled. Two of its students were confirmed to have died due to Yolanda.
The school started its operations in 1994 and has at present 85 staff to include 43 teachers.