DPWH builds new high-rise school building in Pintuyan, Southern Leyte

Monday, March 25, 2019

A new three-storey, quake and typhoon-resilient school building was recently completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to address classroom shortage in Pintuyan town, Southern Leyte Province.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said DPWH Southern Leyte District Engineer Ma. Margarita Junia reported that the additional school building which received an allocation of P32 million was built in Pintuyan National Vocational School.

The completion of this new high-rise school building will enable Pintuyan National Vocational School to cope with the increasing number of enrollees in this southernmost tip of Leyte Island.
“Pintuyan is a town distant from the province’s capital city which has only few secondary schools,” added Secretary Villar.

According to District Engineer Junia, the construction of a new school building in Pintuyan National Vocational School was funded under the 2017 Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEFF) of the Department of Education (DepEd).

DPWH Southern Leyte District Engineering Office has so far implemented a total of 55 high-rise school buildings in 2017 and 35 other school buildings in 2018.