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DPWH readies Leyte school building before class opening

Barugo National High School

May 31, 2019

BARUGO, Leyte – In anticipation with the incoming school year 2019-2020, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte Second District Engineering Office completed a two-storey school building in Barugo, Leyte.

Evangeline Mercado, the school principal of Barugo National High School said that this educational infrastructure project will be used as Science laboratory and computer rooms. The school will accommodate a total of 1,245 students from grades 7 to 12.

This P9.6 million worth of school building project is in convergence with the Department of Education (DepEd) funded under the Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEFF).

District Engineer Gerald Pacanan guaranteed that the district engineering office complies with the National Structural Code of the Philippines, and conforms with the quality standards for school infrastructure to be resilient to strong typhoons, major earthquakes and other calamities.

“The completion of this project is just in time to benefit the students enrolled for this coming school year, and the office made sure that they find safety while learning in their second home,” added Pacanan.

Overall, the department is tasked to implement 25 school building projects in Leyte II worth P371.39 million.