Governor Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Governor Agnes Magpale led the turnover rites of the biggest school building project of the Cebu Provincial Government and the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) to its sole recipient last February 12 at Bantayan Island.
The recipient of the four-storey, twelve classroom building is the Madridejos National High School (MNHS).
The project costs P16.19 million with Capitol owning P7.6 million of the expenses and P8.6 million for RAFI.
The principal of Madridejos NHS, Mr. Melville D. Dela Peña, was very grateful for the new edifice that willhouse 660 students out of the 2,000 school population.
Before the new building’s construction, classes were jam-packed with about 60-65 students per classroom.
“Dako gyud akong pasalamat nga kami ang nakakuha sa building nga pinakadako, pinakataas ug pinakadaghan og classrooms sa tibuok Cebu province…” Dela Peña added.
Madridejos Mayor Salvador DelaFuente also thanked the benefactors of the project.
“Pasalamat ko’g dako kay Gov. Davide ug sa RAFI nga ila gyud gi-prioritize ang edukasyon sa mga kabataan.”
The Marikaban Integrated School is one out of the six recipients of a two-storey, six classroom school building.
The project costs P8.8 million and was built from July to October 2015.
It will accommodate 300 students, 50 per classroom out of the 700 school population.
Like MNHS, overcrowded classrooms were also the main problem of the school before.
“Sauna, kinahanglan pa mi mogamit sa elementary classrooms aron maluag luag ang mga klase. Maong dako kaayo akong pasalamat sa RAFI ug kay Gov. Excited na kaayo mi mo-occupy,” Principal Marjorie Diñoso disclosed.
“It is always a privilege to share what we have with the students and with the Cebu Province. So, thank you…” Alix added.
Furthermore, apart from the commemorations, cash incentives worth P3.14 million for 1, 630 barangay volunteer workers in Bantayan Island were also distributed.
A total of 642 barangay health workers, 88 day care center workers, and 49 nutrition scholars received P2, 400 each while 819 barangay tanods and 32 animal health aides got P1, 500.
Joining Gov. Davide and Vice Gov. Magpale in the events were Bogo Mayor Celestino “Junie” Martinez Jr., ABC President Celestino “Tining” Martinez III, Councilor Horacio “Raci” Franco III, and Ribomapil “Joeyboy” Holganza Jr.