Every entity in Tagum City is working hand in hand to ensure the delivery of quality education during the opening of classes as the Local Government Unit of Tagum City handed over school supplies to the Department of Education through its Tagumpay Tabang Eskwela Project CONNECT under the Public Education and Employment Service Office (PEESO).
In his speech, Mayor Allan L. Rellon shared the philosophy of giving one’s resources so that blessings will replenish in one’s life, which he believed is also the philosophy of the philanthropists present during Turn Over Ceremony at DepEd Division Office.
“These supplies would complement the needs of our schools for the modular learning,” Rellon said.
The turn-over of the land title for the two-hectare Stand-Alone Senior High School in Barangay Madaum was one of the highlights together with the giving of supplies amounting to 450 thousand pesos which include reams of bond paper, flash drives, printers, units of prepaid WiFi, printer ink bottles, cellphone cards, and washable face masks.
On another project, Mayor Rellon added that the brand new vehicles to be given to the barangays will be used for the delivery and retrieval of the modules which will be assisted by the Barangay Education Employment Desk Personnel supervised by PEESO.
“Kahit nagtaas ang krisis, the more we are one in providing education to our children. We are here to assist DepEd. That’s our mandate,” Rellon emphasized.
Moreover, musical instruments worth 250 thousand pesos from the Special Education Fund were also distributed to four schools – Laureta Elementary School (ES), Madaum ES, Laureta National High School (NHS) and Canocotan NHS.
Councilor Alderson Rellon, chairperson of the Committee on Education, said that this support is just initial.
He encouraged his co-workers in the government as well as those from the Chamber of Commerce and various corporations to respond to the call of DepEd.
Also, part of the activity was the signing of Memorandum of Agreement among private partners including Atty. Eva Lorraine Estabillo and Atty. Bob Otaza of Estabillo and Otaza Law Office, Love Net Cable TV with Allimar Llesis, and Rubio Memorial Services with CEO Bernie Vasquez.
In response, Dr. Josephine L. Fadul, schools division superintendent of DepEd Tagum City, said that the supplies given by the LGU is a big help especially that the budget set by DepEd Central Office for the modules is limited.
“Once you belong to DepEd Tagum City, you feel like you have a strong wind beneath your wings because everything is being taken care of by the LGU. To our benevolent partners, we urge you to share to DepEd because every child who will become responsible citizens someday will benefit from your every centavo,” Fadul said.
By Milmar Aballe & Danica Abegail