Davao de Oro PLGU turns over school building in Pantukan town

DAVAO CITY – The provincial government of Davao de Oro officially turned over the one unit, two-classroom building to the residents of Barangay Tagugpo, Pantukan on Wednesday (Nov. 3).

Formerly under the influence of the communist terrorist group, Barangay Tagugpo has started to avail of the government services, interventions, and programs and will soon reap the products of peace and progress.

In a statement, the provincial government said the “Bayanihan” way in the province never fails to address concerns especially for the necessities of its people.

“Through collective effort, putting up a school in the far-reaching Barangay Tagugpo was made possible in a span of 30 days,” the statement said.

Apart from the turnover, a ceremonial blessing was facilitated that was led by Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy, together with provincial officials, representatives of the Department of Education in Davao de Oro, the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Indigenous People Mandatory Representative of Pantukan, and the barangay officials and functionaries of Tagugpo.

Residents in the five sitios (sub-communities) of Barangay Tagugpo, namely Mahogany, Maligaya, Honor, Paradise, and Marako will benefit from the newly built learning institution bringing access to quality education for schoolchildren in the said barangay.

Equipped with the proper amenities, the new school building is a conducive spot in the delivery of instruction when face-to-face classes will resume, especially that primary education is a pivotal piece in the preparation for secondary and tertiary levels.

“This program and project is our concept of ‘Walang Iwanan’. Tagugpo is one of the hotbed areas of insurgency which is one of the reasons that government services cannot reach here. But now it is already peaceful and this is where development starts,” Uy said. (NW)