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DepEd turns over SEDIP buildings

San Jose de Buenavista, Antique (24 March) -- The Department of Education (DEPED) turned over to Antique National School (ANS) two units of two storey building with six (6) classrooms each in a ceremony on March 23, 2010.

The buildings were part of the Secondary Development and Improvement Project (SEDIP) of DEPED which aims to uplift the standard of education in the country. The project has three components: seminar and trainings of teachers, student's school supplies, and furniture and school buildings.

Only a few local government units in the country participated in the SEDIP since the LGU has to provide 25% equity. Antique was one of those provinces.

Among the beneficiaries in the province was ANS in San Jose de Buenavista. Due to the good output of the project in the province, the municipality of San Jose qualified to avail additional SEDIP buildings. ANS received additional 12 classrooms. With total of 24 classrooms all in all from the project.

Gracing in the turning-over ceremony were Hon. Exequiel Javier, Congressman of the Lone District of Antique; Hon. Rony Molina, Municipal Mayor of San Jose de Buenavista; Mrs. Corazon Brown, DEPED VI Assistant Regional Director; Dr. Myrna Castillo, Schools Division Superintendent; and Dr. Victor de Gracia, Assistant School Division Superintendent. Also present in the occasion were SEDIP project officials from the national office of DEPED namely Mr. Benedicto Lim, Engr. Antonio Sta. Maria, Mr. Antonio Tan, Engr. Nelson Villocillo, and provincial SEDIP officials: Engr. Loreto Balisnomo and Engr. Rex Galero.

In his message, Mayor Molina stressed that the local government of San Jose de Buenavista will continue to pursue projects like SEDIP as education is one of his top priorities. He encouraged the students and teachers of ANS to help sustain the project for the best interest of the students and his constituents in the municipality. FCMT/SJdBA (PIA) [top]

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