DepEd receives new school building from Matuwid Na Daan Sa Silid Aralan project
The Philippine Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has turned over a one-storey five-classroom school building to the Department of Education today in Sampaloc Elementary School in Tanay, Rizal as part of the Matuwid Na Daan Sa Silid Aralan Project.
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC personally received the newly constructed school building from PAGCOR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Cristino Naguiat, Jr. in a simple turnover ceremony in Tanay.
“We are thankful for the continued support of various stakeholders in addressing the classroom shortage in public schools. We hope that our collaborative efforts will someday transform into a story of triumph, specifically on how we are able to win over what seems to be an impossible and hopeless case in our education system,” said Luistro.
Matuwid na Daan Sa Silid Aralan Project is part of Bayanihang Pampaaralan through PAGCOR wherein a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed on June 30, 2011 between PAGCOR and DepEd during the observance of President Benigno S. Aquino’s first year in office.
In the MOA, PAGCOR has committed to allocate P1B for the construction of 1,000 fully-equipped classrooms.
The new school building in Sampaloc ES, Tanay, Rizal is the first batch of classrooms completed by DepEd under the project. School beneficiaries are selected based on the DepEd’s list of public elementary and secondary schools which need additional classrooms.
Bayanihang Pampaaralan is an initiative of 57-75 Movement that aims to consolidate classroom building efforts and direct funds for the construction of 10,000 classrooms in areas that need the most assistance.