DULAG, Leyte- -The remittance company MLhuiller had turn over a school building that they funded for repair, this town. The Dulag South Central School was repaired by the MLhuiller at a cost of P700, 000, said Remedios Batucan, human resource management division manager for Visayas and Mindanao of the said company.
“This is part of our corporate social responsibility and we did not only do this here in Leyte but we also helped in repairing school buildings in Bohol that was hit by earthquake,” said Batucan, representing Michael Lhuillier, executive vice president of MLhuiller Philippines at the ceremony. The repair included repainting, using of durable roofing and classrooms and equipped with blackboards, chairs and could accommodate to about 50 students per classrooms. Repairing a school building with three classrooms in Dulag South Central School came after Lhuillier visited the province last March 8, coinciding with his birthday during which he distributed assistance to affected residents of said town of supertyphoon Yolanda.
Patricia Herbese, Grade 5 teacher of said school was thankful to the MLhuiller for helping them in the repair of their school. “We used to have our classes in the makeshift classrooms that Tzu Chi Foundation donated to the school. When it rains, the classroom is flooded and it affects our class,” said Herbese, who is also the school librarian.
She added that now that they have new classrooms to use, her students will have a comfortable feeling in learning and they are now safe.
Aside from repairing the school building in Dulag, Batucan said that their company continuously provides assistance to disaster victims in the Visayas through livelihood assistance. (ROEL T.AMAZONA)