Turn-over of symbolic key

9.83 Million Pesos three storey-six classroom school building inaugurated

OQUENDO POBLACION, Calbayog City, September 27. – A three storey-six classroom school building at Oquendo National High School (ONHS), Oquendo Poblacion, Calbayog City, is inaugurated Monday, September 26, 2016.

Blessing and turn-over of this project is graced by various agencies involved in the implementation including the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Samar First District Engineering Office (SFDEO), Department of Education (DepEd), Local Government Unit, ONHS faculty, and the senior high school students – beneficiaries of the project.

Construction of the project kicked-off October 21, 2015. It is under contract with B. Vicencio Construction in the amount of Php9, 830, 814.95.

“I challenge the ONHS faculty and students to take good care of the building; to maintain and improve the structure, for the betterment of the facility and not to destroy it.,” said Dr. Raul D. Agban, Officer-in-Charge, Schools Division Superintendent, DepEd. “This building is for us, for the use of our senior high school students for a better learning. Let us maintain its beauty,” Agban added.

Mr. Milaner R. Oyo-a, Principal I, ONHS, humbly accepted Agban’s challenge. “With the help of my teaching and non-teaching staff, I promise to deliver quality education to our students,” he said.

Engr. Carlos G. Ranola, Chief of Construction Section, DPWH SFDEO, officiated the turn-over of the symbolic key. Classrooms are utilized by some 166 senior high students.

Prior to the completion of the project, classes are being held under the mango trees of ONHS. (lgb/dpwh)