Julieta Bernaldo, principal of the Almacen Elementary School, said the construction of the new building was made possible through a donation by the Grassroots Foundation of Japan. Target date of completion is on October 24 or first week of November this year.
Ms. Bernaldo said that the children are temporarily holding classes at the nearby village Catholic Church while some are using the remaining classrooms at the back of the school left undemolished.
Diomedes Agrado, Provincial Physical Facilities Coordinator of the Department of Education, said the school with four classrooms was designed with an elevated second floor. “This is to avoid flooding which was the main problem of the old school building”.
Agrado also disclosed that another two-storey building, also with four classrooms, will soon rise at the back of the new building. He said that this building worth P4 – P5 million is funded under the public-private-partnership scheme. “Kapag natambakan na, magsisimula na agad ang pagtatayo ng Megawide Construction Company,” Agrado added.