Angeles City—A school building with 10 classrooms and two computer laboratories will be constructed at the City College of Angeles (CCA) as Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. received a P50-million check from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation on Tuesday.
The city mayor wants to ensure that the city is prepared for the return of face-to-face classes.
“Isa sa mga tinututukang programa ng aking administrasyon ay ang patuloy na pagsusulong ng edukasyon. Sinisikap natin na bagamat may pandemya, tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang implementasyon ng mga programang pang-edukasyon, kabilang na rito ang pagpapaayos at pagpapagawa ng mga classrooms,” Lazatin said.
Despite pandemic, the enrollment at CCA increased from 2,481 students last year to 3,341 students this year.
Citing Lazatin’s vision of “No Angeleno children left behind” when it comes to education, Chief Adviser and Tactician Director IC Calaguas said the city government wanted to help CCA accommodate e city scholars should face-to-face classes resume next year.
“Kahit maraming kinakaharap na pagsubok ang siyudad ngayon, nakahanda ang city government sa pagtulong sa mga estudyante, lalo na sa ating mga city scholars. Gusto nating magkaroon ng maayos na kapasidad ang CCA, sa tulong ng pondo na binigay ng PAGCOR sa city government,” Calaguas said.
Lazatin said the city government using CCA fund, has purchased computer tablets for online class use of the 3,200 scholars of the college.
The tablets will be returned to the CCA library at the end of the academic school year.
The donation of PAGCOR was part of its various Corporate Social Responsibility projects that included School Building Program, Christmas gift-giving for indigent beneficiaries, relief operations for calamity victims, and donation of computers and television sets to public schools.