Posted on August 2, 2011 in Featured News by admin
Ozamiz City- Â Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez and Schools DivisionÂ Superintendent Â Dr. Rosa LantacaÂ has distributed the Â various school supplies Â and school bags for theÂ grade one-grade three pupilsÂ in public elementary school in the rural areas.
The distribution of the said school supplies was started Â mid of July, byÂ Mayor Nova herself and Mr. Federico AraÃ±ego Jr., one of theÂ education supervisor s ofÂ DepEd Ozamiz representingÂ Dr. Lantaca.
For this school year, this project is Â dubbed as Â Abag pang-eskuwela gikan ni Mayor Nova.
Dr.Â Â Lantaca laudedÂ the young Lady Mayor forÂ choosing Â theÂ school supplies and schoolÂ bagsÂ projectÂ for theÂ depressed barangays, because this is the real needs of the school children.
â€œÂ This is very timely, unexpected answerÂ to the basic needsÂ of Â school children. ItÂ helped their attendance in school , â€œ Dr. Lantaca pointed out.
The Schools Division Superintendent added, that Â the Department of Education Â itselfÂ has been implementing Â programsÂ in helpingÂ indigent schoolÂ children to continueÂ their studies in amidst of their parentâ€™s financial scarcity.
â€œÂ Ozamiz is very lucky because our mayor is into this directionâ€,Â Dr. Lantaca said. Â
TheÂ Abag pang-eskuwelaÂ gikan ni Mayor Nova project is funded under the Local School Board Funds jointly implemented by the office of the city Mayor and the office of the Schools Division Superintendent
Giving of school supplies and school bags is the petÂ project ofÂ Mayor NovaÂ evenÂ before she became the Mayor.
Based on the National Household Targeting System survey of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office for the Pantawid Pamilya Program ,Â Â Â families living in the rural areas of Â Ozamiz are all sending their children to school but the chance Â of completing Â the Â elementary education is Â Â thin.
She has the Â fervent desire of givingÂ gift to school children may it things or Â foods as what she did way back Â Â time of herÂ 19thÂ birthday celebration years before she decidedÂ to enter intoÂ politics.
Dr. LantacaÂ said, she gaveÂ bigâ€ 9â€ rating forÂ Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-EchavezÂ for herÂ strong commitment Â toÂ support Â in improving Â the Â physicalÂ aspect of all schools within Ozamiz and helped promote educationÂ byÂ attending toÂ whatever needsÂ a school administratorÂ approached to her office.
â€œÂ I appreciated herÂ priorities especially for DepEDÂ Â in Â which I can best Â tellÂ howÂ sincere she isÂ in achievingÂ theÂ vision of Â â€œBetter Image better livesâ€.
Dr.Â Lantaca clarifiedÂ that Mayor EchavezÂ Â has just Â servedÂ asÂ the local chief executive of Ozamiz for aboutÂ a year and a monthÂ but Â sheÂ completed Â severalÂ school buildings funded under theÂ Special Education Fund. Â
The official recordsÂ from theÂ list ofÂ infrastructureÂ projects , Â classrooms and school buildings constructionÂ fundedÂ under theÂ local school boardÂ is already amounting toÂ more thanÂ P3-MÂ for a period of just one year.