DepEd thanks Duterte for sup­port to ba­sic education sec­tor

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BULAKAN, Bu­la­can – The De­part­ment of Education (DepEd) thanked Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo R. Duterte for his sup­port and in­spi­ra­tion to the ba­sic education sec­tor.

“We don’t only need uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges, but we also need strong and es­tab­lished ba­sic education fa­cil­i­ties more im­por­tantly school build­ings, com­put­ers and other equip­ment. And for that, we thank you for your sup­port and for giv­ing in­spi­ra­tion,” DepEd Sec­re­tary Leonor M. Bri­ones told Pres­i­dent Duterte dur­ing Thurs­day’s ground­break­ing of school build­ings of Gen­eral Gre­go­rio del Pi­lar Na­tional High School and the pre­sen­ta­tion of minia­ture school build­ing plan of Pandi Na­tional High School.

“We chose Bu­la­can for the con­struc­tion of these school build­ings for its sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion in the history and cul­ture of our coun­try and these must be in­stilled to our stu­dents and learn­ers,” she added.

“We will not just es­tab­lish school build­ings but we will also re­view the cur­ricu­lum to sup­ple­ment it with the life and works of our lo­cal he­roes such as Gre­go­rio del Pi­lar,” Bri­ones fur­thered.

Gen­eral Gre­go­rio del Pi­lar Na­tional High School was es­tab­lished to de­con­gest nearby sec­ondary schools of over­pop­u­la­tion.

Two units of 4-storey, 24-class­room, and 1 unit of 4storey, 12-class­room build­ings have al­ready been in­cluded in the pri­or­ity list of DepED un­der Cal­en­dar Year (CY) 2018 Ba­sic Education Fa­cil­i­ties Fund (BEFF) with a to­tal con­tract amount­ing to PhP156,429,013.24. De­part­ment of Pub­lic Works and High­ways (DPWH) is the im­ple­ment­ing agency of the project that is ex­pected to be com­pleted in Novem­ber 2019.

Mean­while, es­tab­lish­ment of Pandi Na­tional High School seeks to de­con­gest Vir­ginia Ramirez-Cruz High School of ex­ces­sive en­rol­ment.

The 19,296 sq.m. lot pur­chased by DepED will be used for the new sec­ondary school. 4 units of 4-storey, 20class­room build­ing has al­ready been in­cluded in the pri­or­ity list of DepED un­der CY 2018 BEFF with a to­tal con­tract amount­ing to PhP190,980,826.87. DPWH eyes to fin­ish the project by Au­gust 2019.

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THANK YOU. Education Sec­re­tary Leonor M. Bri­ones thanks Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo R. Duterte for his sup­port and in­spi­ra­tion to the ba­sic education sec­tor.

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