By Restituto Cayubit
BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) District Engineering Office (DEO) in Eastern Samar has completed nine buildings for the Llorente National High School (LNHS).
Manolo A. Rojas, district engineer, told Manila Bulletin the buildings are convergence projects of the DPWH and Department of Education (DepEd).
Rojas assures that the buildings conform to government design and standards. “I directed all my project engineers to be committed during the construction of these school buildings because it is important that these buildings are with standard quality for these serve as the second home of our students,” he said.
The project had a funding of P107.3 million drawn from the Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEFF).
The structures range from one-storey Tech Voc buildings to a three-storey, 12 classroom building.
Sixto Balita, the school principal thanked DPWH and DepEd for the construction of the school buildings.
“Every school building that has been constructed in our school creates high hopes for our teachers and students. Our teachers get more inspired and motivated to educate our young leaders as these facilities make an advantageous impact to learning,” Balita said.
The principal recalled that in 2016, “classes were held in our covered court for our pioneering students in Senior High School.”
“Imagine how difficult it was for our teachers and students considering the days with warm weather and noisy setting but now, we have an environment which is safe and conducive for learning,” he said.