Classroom shortage in Zamboanga City National High School – main in Tetuan has been partially eased with the inauguration of a government-funded three-storey 27 classroom building.

The three-storey 27 classroom building is the biggest school building yet constructed by the Lobregat administration since the massive school building program started in 2007.

The unveiling ceremony was graced by Education Sec. Bro. Armin Luistro, who accepted the project from Mayor Celso Lobregat.

Luistro thanked the mayor and members of the city council for putting highest priority on education through construction of school buildings and other education-related projects.

He said building classrooms is not just about having money “but it’s about vision, transparency and dignity.”

“Mayor Lobregat is the only mayor who places the cost of every project being undertaken,” Luistro added.

He said by being transparent, people are informed and they can keep track of government funds.

Meanwhile, Lobregat vowed that the city government will continue to invest in education to ensure that quality education.

The mayor also requested the secretary to provide necessary teachers and desks to complement the schools buildings being constructed by the city government.

Since 2007, the city government has already invested over P940 million in education, and it will reach the P1billion mark in 2013, the mayor said.

The ZCHS-main community, headed by Principal Felisa Munar presented Mayor Lobregat with a plaque and a certificate expressing highest regard on the chief executive for his unfaltering commitment to education.

Also present during the inauguration were Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, Councilors Rudy Lim, Mike Alavar, Nonong Guingona and Luis Biel III, City Schools OIC Superintendent Pedro Natividad, Tetuan barangay chairman Nonong Natividad, the different district supervisors, secondary school principals, other city officials, Zamcelco president Bong Atilano, the mayor’s brother Jomar Lobregat and ZCHS-main students, teachers and parents.

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