Apr 8, 2014

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Candaba starts building public schools in far-flung barangays

BY JENNA LUMBANG-PARUNGAO

CANDABA, Pampanga – The local government unit of this town under the leadership of Mayor Rene Maglanque has started to establish public high schools in far-flung barangays.

Initially, the Tagalog region of Candaba will be the first recipient of the education program of the Maglanque administration. Of the 14 barangays in this part of the town, there are only two secondary high schools, located in Brgy. Talang and Bahay Pari.

The proposed high school will be put-up in barangay Pulung Gubat, approved through the resolution of the village officials.

Maglanque said the provision of the lot will be shouldered by the municipality and will be donated to the Department of Education which will provide the facilities for the new school.

Further, five villages will benefit in this endeavor, namely; Brgy. Pulong Gubat, Sto. Nino, Sto.Cristo, Pangclara, and Visal San Pablo.

“Some students walk for about two to three kilometers everyday to go to school. We want to ease their burden by bringing academic institutions closer to them the soonest time possible,” said Maglanque.

Apart from this, the mayor disclosed that they are also planning to construct the Candaba Community Hospital this coming June to be situated at Brgy. Pasig.