ILOILO City – Roughly 500 senior high school students can now accommodate the newly constructed school building at Panit-an National High School, said the school principal, Mr. Ronilo Tu, in an interview with the Western Visayas Builders News (WVBN).
The 4-Storey, 32-Classroom school building is a project implemented by the Capiz First District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the amount of P44.381 million under the Department of Education (DepEd)’s CY 2016 Basic Facilities Fund (BEFF).
Tu said that the building could also accommodate incoming Grade 11 and Grade 12 students from different barangays in the town.
He expressed gratitude to the convergence program of the DPWH and DepEd for this additional learning facility in their school.
“In behalf of Panit-an National High School and the Local Government Unit of Panit-an, we are very glad to finally have this 4-storey, 32 classroom school building . . . . I am very grateful for the help extended to us by the DPWH that finally, we have now this 32-classroom, 4-storey building,” he added.
In addition, District Engineer Gerald A. Pacanan said that DPWH also completed the construction of two school buildings that can house 1300 students at Hiponia National High School in the town of Pontevedra – one 3-Storey, 18-CL building and one 3-Storey, 9-CL building in the amount of P32.214 million and P16.186 million, respectively.
Meanwhile, Assistant District Engineer Ethel B. Morales assured that more school buildings in Capiz First Congressional District will be completed before the opening of classes on June.