DepEd Secretary to visit Caraga Region next week
by Fryan E. Abkilan
Surigao Del Norte (11 June) -- Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Jesli Lapus is set to visit Caraga Region to inaugurate the LAPUS School Buildings on June 19-20, 2009.
Sec. Lapus will arrive on June 19 via Butuan City, he will have a luncheon meeting at Dottie's Place with the administrators of Butuan City, Bislig City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur divisions.
After which, he will proceed immediately to San Jose, Province of Dinagat Islands to grace the Teachers' Forum to be attended by the administrators of the divisions of Surigao City, Siargao and Surigao del Norte. Also, Lapus will personally meet the administrators of the newly created division of Dinagat Islands and inaugurate the first LAPUS School building in the province worth P2.3 million under a grant from the government of Spain.
After his Dinagat visit, Sec. Lapus will then proceed to Cahayagan Elementary School in Carmen town, Agusan del Norte to formally inaugurate the newly constructed LAPUS School building.
LAPUS, which stands for Learning And Public Use School (LAPUS), is a hazard-resistant and all-concrete school building cum evacuation center that include ample toilet and sanitation facilities that can better withstand typhoons and other future disasters to provide suitable evacuation centers and minimize structure damages during disasters. (PIA-Surigao del Norte) [top]