Pamintuan thanks Japanese for donating classrooms-A A +A
Thursday, February 14, 2013
ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan praised a Japanese organization after they turned over a newly constructed two-storey four-classroom building at Pineda-Gutierrez Elementary School in Barangay Tabun here.
After a series of meetings with Mother Laura Gertrude Seland Foundation in partnership with Japan's Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) and Rural Asia Solidarity Association (RASA) and Aichi Rescue, the classrooms that will house some 700 students of the elementary school were completed last December 2012.
"With these additional classrooms, you helped shape a better future for our young learners here in Tabun," said Pamintuan.
The City Government also donated a covered court for the school. Principal Vilma Liao expressed her appreciation for choosing Pineda-Gutierrez Elementary School as the beneficiary.
At present, the school has to accommodate two classes in one classroom, splitting classes into two batches, morning and afternoon.
Japan Minister Akio Isomata congratulated all the people who took time and efforts in making this plan a reality.
This is the second classroom turnover for this year in the city. The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industries Incorporated and the Angeles Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industries Incorporated recently funded the construction of a seven classroom building at the Angeles City National High School in Barangay Pampang.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 14, 2013.