The Cebu Provincial Government turned over P3.9 million worth of various projects in the two northern towns of Cebu Province last week.
Gov. Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale led the ribbon-cutting and turnover of projects funded by the Capitol in Compostela and Borbon.
Last March 8, a 2-classroom school building worth P2 million was inaugurated in Buluang Elementary School (BES) in Compostela.
Principal Verma Lopo was grateful to the Capitol officials for choosing BES as one of the beneficiaries of the Cebu Provincial Government.
In his speech, Davide said that he and the vice governor have been doing their best to address the lack of classrooms in the province.
In the last six years, the administration of Davide and Magpale spent P151.6 million for the construction of 175 classrooms built mostly in remote areas across the province.
The governor also took the occasion to express his opposition to the Department of Education’s (DepEd) plans to remove the graduation rites for Grade 6 completers and to impose a no-vaccination, no-enrollment policy in public schools.
“Kana sang pabakunahan usa ang bata una i-enroll, di sad na makiangayon. Enroll tingali, una pa bakunahan ang mga bata,” said Davide.
Nevertheless, the governor encouraged parents who were in BES at that time to have their children vaccinated in their health center with the rising number of measles cases in the country.
Magpale, for her part, shared to the parents and students different programs of the Capitol that supports the education of the youth, including the Paglaum Scholarship program.
During the inauguration, Compostela Association of Barangay Council President Froilan Quiño and Buluang Barangay Captain Emerito Aguilar were there.
In Borbon, the governor and vice governor headed the ribbon cutting of the two newly concreted roads in Sitio Liang, Barangay Bingay and Sitio Candinayla, Barangay Poblacion last March 6.
Bingay Barangay Captain Naciansina Catubig said the Capitol downloaded P500,000 for the concreting of the 200-meter road in Sitio Liang.
In Poblacion, Barangay Captain Maria Theresa Vergara Carillo said P500,000 was also downloaded to her barangay for the concreting of the 130-meter road in Sitio Candinayla.
“Lisod kay ni agian labi na kung uwan. Karon nindot na,” Carillo said in her speech.
The officials of Bingay and Poblacion awarded the governor and vice governor a certificate of appreciation for the projects given to their villages.
Davide and Magpale also turned over three ambulances to Barangays Bingay, Don Gregorio Antigua and Logo during a short program in the Don Gregorio Antigua barangay gym. Each ambulance costs P250,000.
A multicab was also given to San Jose Elementary School worth P150,000.