TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, March 11 (PIA) -- The local government of Tagum has distributed 360 school chairs on Friday, March 9 to Sta. Cruz National High School-Extension School and Tuban Elementary School in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.
Tagum mayor Rey T. Uy personally delivered the 260 armchairs and 100 kiddie chairs to the said schools which were the recent recipients of Tagum City government’s “Care for School Chairs Program.”
Just last month, Teacher Elizabenth B. Regino of Sta. Cruz National High School-Extension School personally requested the chairs and went to see the mayor at the city’s motorpool after learning from a Davao-based newspaper article about the project.
“Nabasahan namo sa newspaper. Sa wala’y pagduha-duha, naningkamot gyud ko og pangutana unsaon pag-contact si Mayor. (We read about it in the newspaper. With no hesitations, I tried my best to ask how to contact the mayor),” teary-eyed Regino stated.
“Kay badly needed man gyud namo ang mga bangko, nagsulat gyud dayon mi ug personal gyud ko na ming-adto kay Mayor sa Tagum (Because we badly needed the chairs, we right away wrote a letter to the Mayor of Tagum and personally went to see him),” she continued.
Sta. Cruz Mayor Joel Ray Lopez expressed his gratitude to the local government of Tagum and to Uy, saying that he lauded the project.
This is the second time that the program reached out to Davao del Sur province. The first beneficiary in the province was Lapulabao National High School Annex in the municipality of Hagonoy.
About 29,386 pieces of school chairs were already distributed in a span of seven months and still counting, under the Care for School Chairs Program of the LGU of Tagum.
The school chairs were fabricated out of the confiscated logs which were donated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-11) to Tagum Coty LGU and the Department of Education (DepEd-11).
The program is an initiative of Uy as part of his Social Responsibility to its neighboring Cities and Municipalities in Davao Region. (CIO/Tagum/Louie Lapat/RGA/CLC-PIA11)