Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel Aguilar has ordered the completion of new schoolbuildings to accommodate the increasing number of students in the city’s public elementary and high schools.
Aguilar also called for the strict compliance of the city’s comprehensive zoning ordinance banning construction of new private and public school-buildings on Zapote-Alabang Road to ensure safety of schoolchildren and residents and decongest traffic especially with the onset of the rainy season.
He said that no new construction shall be initiated, except those not covered by the ban, as he ordered the fasttracking of ongoing infrastructure works for additional classrooms that started late last year.
Aguilar said that for completion are a four-story, 26-classroom building in Barangay Almanza I and three-story, nine-classroom schoolbuilding at the Las Piñas National High School in Barangay CAA/BF Intternational, entirely funded through the city’s Special Education Fund (SEF).
He said that the new schoolbuildings and classrooms are equipped with basic necessities conducive for learning while the old schoolbuildings and classrooms have also been rehabilitated to provide better conditions for public schoolchildren.
These schoolbuildings, Aguilar said, were initiated in anticipation of the influx of students to the city’s public schools. (Jean Fernando)