BORONGAN CITY- The Department of Public Works and Highways– Eastern Samar District Engineering Office (DPWH-ESDEO) formally turned over a two-storey, eight-classroom school building to Eugenio S. Daza Pilot Elementary School (ESDPES),this city.
Engr. Manolo Rojas, district engineer of the ESDEO in an interview with Leyte Samar Daily Express, said that the school building project is under the 2017 Basic Educational Facilities Fund Batch 14 of the Department of Education (DepEd) with the contract amount of P16.53 million.
The school has 2,096 enrolled pupils for this school year.
However, before the school building project was realized, insufficient classrooms had been a concern of the school.
“Because of insufficient classrooms before, we had many overcrowded and noisy classes which hinders our students’ learning,” shared Myra Fe G. Obina, an adviser of the said school.
Rojas said that this newly-constructed school building could create great opportunity to sustain quality education that will help uplift the lives of the pupils and teachers of ESDPES.
“Just as how the progressive nations extensively invest in their respective education sectors, we, the ESDEO, are completely honored that the DepEd trusted us to implement and monitor this school building project which paves a way to our own national progress in its most possible way,” Rojas said.
Meanwhile, Ma. Ivy Ravilas, the principal of ESDPES, expresses her utmost gratitude in her acceptance speech to the DPWH and DepEd for the realization of the project.
“We will utilize this building properly for this will benefit both the pupils and their teachers as they get more inspired in coming to school,” she said.
Present during the turnover were Rep. Ben Evardone of the province’ lone congressional district; City Mayor Fe Abunda; and Rudyard Lim, assistant district engineer.