City Mayor Francis Garcia and Vice Mayor Vianca Venzon-Gozon with the support of the Sangguniang Panlunsod members are envisioning this city as “A Smart University Town”.
Led by the two top officials, three new Barangay Learning Hubs (BLH) were opened in Barangays Bagumbayan, Central and Cabog-Cabog on Monday. Balanga has now 15 BLH.
“Barangay Learning Hubs are serving learners and professionals with fast internet service and fully air-conditioned room, and managed by trained BLH facilitators all for free”, Garcia said in his message.
The city mayor also cited the significance of the BLH in Cabog-Cabog as the first upland barangay to have fiber internet connectivity for learning.
The mayor also disclosed plan to put readily available 55-inch Android TVs in learning hubs by June.
Officials said the establishment of BLHs is attuned to the “A Smart University Town” vision of the city.
The tandem of Garcia and Venzon-Gozon is responsible for many laudable programs of the city in the aspects of education, health, barangay empowerment, child protection, and solid waste management among others.