Iloilo releases P4.2M for new teen centers

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Monday, May 12, 2014


THE Provincial Government of Iloilo released on Monday P4.2 million for the construction of 14 new teen centers in the province.

Provincial Population Office Chief Ramon Yee said the project is on top of the existing 15 teen centers which have been operational in various public high schools from 2011-2013.

Since the creation of teen centers, Yee added that the project helped heighten the awareness of the students and out-of-school youth of the risks associated with alcoholism, smoking, illegal drugs, and pre-marital sex.

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This year’s teen centers will be established in the following areas: Miagao National High School, Tigbuan National High School, and Tubungan National High School (1st District); New Lucena National High School, Leon National High School, and Alimodian National Comprehensive High School (2nd District); Badiangan National High School, Mina National High School, and Pototan National Comprehensive High School (3rd District); Duenas General Comprehensive, Passi National High School, and San Enrique National Comprehensive High School (4th District); and Barotac Viejo National High School and Milan National High School in Lemery (5th District).

Each school received P300,000 and the funds will be used to procure information and education campaign materials, computers, board games, and other equipments for recreation or entertainment.

“We are thankful that the governor is always behind this project. He, himself, believes this can be of help to the youth, especially in values formation and alike,” Yee said.

The project is part of the Governor Arthur Defensor Sr.’s goals to strengthen the development programs for the youth in the province. (PIO)

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