Thousands of students in Cebu to welcome school year with brand new classrooms

Mon | May 28, 2018 | 9:30 AM

Thousands of students in Cebu to welcome school year with brand new classroomsPAGCOR VP for Corporate Social Responsibility Group Jimmy Bondoc (2nd row, 6th from left) and CF Cebu Branch Manager Ricardo Uy were joined in a photo opportunity by officials and staff of Consolacion Elementary School following the turnover of a PAGCOR-funded learning facility to the school. Photo also shows Consolacion Elementary School Principal Lorna Soco (4th from left), Edwin Jumao-as from the office of Rep. Jonas Cortez, Consolacion Mayor Teresa Alegado (7th from left), Assistant Schools District Superintendent Leah Apao (8th from left) and Assistant District Engineer Wilma Campos (9th from left).

Thousands of students in Cebu to welcome school year with brand new classroomsAn aerial shot of the façade of the newly-constructed four-storey, 20-classroom school building donated by PAGCOR to Talisay City Central Elementary School in Talisay City Cebu.

COMFORTABLE and spacious brand new classrooms await thousands of students in Cebu when the new school year opens on June 4 after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) turned over school buildings to two public schools in the province recently.

Among the latest recipients of PAGCOR’s schoolbuilding program were the Talisay City Central Elementary School (TCCES) and Consolacion Elementary School (CES), which have a combined population of nearly 8,000 pupils. Each school received a four-storey, 20-classroom building, enabling them to hold whole-day classes now.

“For the first time in so many years, we’ll finally be able to do away with the morning and afternoon classes. This development will be very beneficial to our students because they will no longer come to school either very early or stay here until early evening. We can’t thank PAGCOR enough for this very precious gift,” said TCCES Principal Geronimo Ygoña.

Ygoña added that the school buildings they received will house 850 students from Grades Four, Five, Six, Special Science and Gifted and Talented classes.

CES, meanwhile, will utilize their new classrooms for students from Grades Three, Four and Five. Like TCCES, the new building will benefit 850 pupils and will enable CES to accept more enrollees this coming school year.

CES Principal Lorna Soco expressed optimism that the PAGCOR school building will help raise their students’ academic performance, which for years has been hampered by their poor learning facilities.

“How well a child performs in school is greatly influenced by the learning environment that he or she is exposed to. Kung hindi siya komportable sa kanyang paligid, natural lang na hindi rin magiging maayos ang kanyang pag-aaral. With these classrooms that PAGCOR gave us, we hope to produce outstanding learners,” Soco explained.

Leading the turnover of the school buildings to TCCES and CES were PAGCOR VP for Corporate Social Responsibility Group Jimmy Bondoc and Casino Filipino (CF) Cebu Branch Manager Ricardo Uy.

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