MABALACAT CITY -- The International Police Commission (IPC) with Katuwang Foundation through Ambassador to United Nations General Glennbert Lazo broke ground for three four-story, 16-classroom school buildings in Tarlac and Pampanga last Monday, December 9.
Lazo was joined by Major General Elisa Lazo, IPC Director General Galma Arcilla, Brigadier General Ramil Guiao, Engr. Erwin Garcia and Colonel Orlando Sicat, IPC vice president for planning and marketing in the capsule-laying ceremony held at Balutu Elementary School and San Antonio Elementary School in Concepcion, Tarlac, and Mabalacat National High School in Mabalacat City, Pampanga.
According to Lazo, a total of P51 million is allotted for every school building. The funding will be provided by the United Nations.
"Matagal na po tayong tumutulong sa ating mga kababayan na hindi naabutan ng tulong mula sa gobyerno. Hindi lang po tayo focused sa mga schools, pati mga ospital, tulay at iba pa na kailangan ng ating mga communities," Lazo said.
"Nararapat po na tumulong tayo sa mga kababayan natin. Karamihan po sa mga eskwelahan natin ay binabaha o ginagawang evacuation center. Kami sa IPC and TAOC-ICG ay tutulong hanggang nabubuhay kami to provide free and quality education for the next generation. Sa mga ibang lugar po na wala pang eskwelahan, maaari po kayong lumapit sa aming tanggapan at magfile ng request," Arcilla added.
Also present during the ceremony were members of Transnational Anti-Organized Crime-Intelligence Group.
Other benefitting schools are San Antonio Elementary School, Siran Elementary School, and Magsaysay Elementary School in Guagua, Pampanga; Dau High School, Dau Senior High School in Dau, Lubao and San Jose Elementary School, and San Jose High School in Floridablanca. (PR)