CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Governor Lilia Pineda inaugurated on Tuesday the newly constructed two-storey school building of the Philippine State College of Aeronautics (PhilSCA) in a resettlement area in Floridablanca, funded by the provincial government through the approval of the Provincial Board in the amount of P20-million.

The inauguration was also graced by Fr. Jess Manabat, parish priest who administered the blessing of the new building, together with Board Members Anthony Joseph Torres, Salvador Dimson Jr., Crisostomo Garbo, Cherry Manalo and Nestor Tolentino, Frances Olga David Dizon, the governor's chief of staff, and officials of PhilSCA headed by Campus Director Maura Gina Ramoroso and Arthur Baybayan, retired colonel of the Philippine Air Force.

Baybayan, an alumnus of PhilSCA said many of the graduates of the said school are employed at many commercial airlines here and abroad.

PhilSCA is recognized and highly recommended by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) as a flight school that could produce quality and highly competitive graduates.

Ramoroso said the officials, faculty and students of PhilSCA are grateful to the Provincial Government for making their dream a reality through the intervention of the provincial government.

"Here in PhilSCA, we feel the love and presence of Governor Nanay. There are so many public servants who made promises. But only through the intervention of the governor, our dream of a new building has come into reality," the campus director said.

In her speech, the governor told the faculty and students to maintain the orderliness and cleanliness of the school building and take good care of it. She even announced that the provincial board has already approved an amount of P2.8-million for the general renovation of the school gymnasium located near the new building.

"We should also thank and acknowledge the participation of the board members who approved the construction. Without them, I can do nothing," the governor said. She said that the provincial government would also work for the completion of other supplies, equipment and other needs of the school upon the request of the officials.

The P20-million project was constructed under the supervision of the Provincial Engineer’s Office led by Engineer Andy Austria. It was learned that the budget for the said construction was approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan where P10 million was allotted for the first phase of the project and the additional P10 million for its second phase. Ramoroso said the building will be used for various school functions, activities and even added that the community could also utilize the facility. (Joel P. Mapiles/Pampanga PIO)