TACLOBAN CITY- Vice President Leni Robredo led in the ground-breaking of a one-unit 2-classrooms school building in Salcedo, Eastern Samar.
The facility, donated by the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), will be constructed at Salcedo National High School.
The school’s buildings and other facilities were destroyed when super typhoon hit Salcedo in 2013.
“I thank our partner organizations for their pledges. We have to work together in order to promote the development of rural areas in the country, one of the pillar advocacies under Office of Vice President’s “Angat Buhay” anti-poverty program, an initiative geared towards uplifting the quality of life of every Filipino family,” Robredo said in her speech during the event held on September 14.
According to Jack Uy, president of the Tacloban Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (TFCCCI), the said donation will be constructed next month by the TFCCCI which is under the umbrella of FFCCCII.
The said donation was from the company of Jeffry Ng, vice president of FFCCCII who owns Cathay Land.
Aside from the school building, Robredo also brought the Life Straw Water Filtration equipment by the Lingap sa Laylayan ng Lipunan-Veepo Global Resources.
Aside from Salcedo, the Vice President also visited the towns of Balangkayan and Hernani.
In her Balangkayan visit, she donated a multi-cab to be used as school bus by the students of the Balangkayan National High School and water filtration equipment.
Meanwhile, Robredo led in the inauguration of the new municipal hall of Hernani and visited its most popular tourist attraction, the Canhugas Nature Park. (VICKY C. ARNAIZ)