BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Department of Education has received P5.4 million worth of equipment and school supplies, from the San Carlos City government in Negros Occidental, through the efforts of Mayor Renato Gustilo.
Gustilo, accompanied by Vice Mayor Cristopher Paul Carmona, turned over the school supplies and equipment to Schools Division Superintendent Anthony Liobet, at the Greenville Elementary School in San Carlos City, on Sept. 3.
The school supplies consisted of 2,000 bags of school supplies for kindergarten worth P254,000 funded by the Office of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, while the 182 units of printers worth P1,455,818; more or less 9,990 pieces of reading materials at P3 Million and 65 units of grass cutters amounting to P679,250 are budgeted under the Special Education Fund of the city government, Gustilo said.
Liobet said printers and grass cutters will be used in preparing for the opening of classes on September 30 making the teachers’ work easier especially because face-to-face classes are still prohibited.
He added that the school supplies given to kindergarteners, will also help parents save their budget intended for the school opening as well as provide convenience to school children.
“We are fortunate in San Carlos because we have very strong, supportive and dedicated local leaders and whatever we propose, they eventually approve,” Liobet added.
He also lauded Rep. Gerardo Valmayor Jr. for providing resources to DepEd, such as construction of buildings and other facilities.
Liobet also reminded students to be patient, studious and driven in their studies and not to depend on other people especially in answering modules but should seek help from capable adults and older siblings, as well as their teachers if they encounter problems.*