NAGA CITY (May 27, 2021) – The Department of Education renewed its commitment of continued support to the City Government of Naga’s programs and projects to the public education sector, here.

        Naga City’s Schools Division Superintendent Mariano B. de Guzman made his commitment of support during the blessing and turn-over ceremony of the multi-purpose building constructed in Tinago Central School, this city. He mentioned that while the city government of Naga’s flagship program on education is to bring education nearer to the people, his leadership would guarantee its authentic advocacy for the benefit of the learners. The city government has created new schools in Naga City with the opening of San Isidro and Sta. Cruz High Schools, last year and Yabu Elementary School and Balatas National High School this school year. Several others would be realized next school year.

          De Guzman disclosed that his flagship program of NAGA THRIVES, where NAGA stands for Networking and Alignment for Greater Achievement, is in consonance with what the city government has been doing with the education sector. The opening of these new schools and the others that are lined up to be established is a clear indicator that the public schools in Naga City have been one of the priorities of the city government. “The new schools, new multi-purpose buildings, Home Economics buildings through the efforts of the city government of Naga, show it all”, he added.

            The Php. 3-million worth multi-purpose building constructed in Tinago Central School was a grant from Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan’s funds which was allocated to the school through the efforts of Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Gabriel H. Bordado Jr., and Naga City Mayor Nelson S. Legacion. The constructed building design is a classroom and a multi-purpose open space. This is a product of the networking that DepEd Naga’s been doing which is also parallel or aligned with the priorities of the city government. 

         Principal Noel A. Balares, PhD of Tinago Central School said that despite the modular distance learning that their school has been implementing due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the new building “adds to the space needed for the learners in the present situation and if ever face-to-face classes would be allowed to push through”. The school official made representations to Legacion for this project.

          De Guzman stressed that his leadership would continue and would never stop thanking everyone who, in one way or another, helps in the realization of these programs and projects provided to the different public elementary and high schools in the city of Naga. He promised that they would explore all possible means to improve the students’ academic performances. — by: Noel A. Balares, PhD