By: Chelsea C. Quijano
NAVAL, Biliran – Information Communication Technology (ICT) High School of Eastern Biliran in Caibiran, Biliran finally receives its first Technical Vocational and Livelihood (TVL) Workshop Building.
The TVL Building was turned over on October 7, 2016 led by Rogelio J. Espina, Biliran Lone District Representative and Engr. David P. Adongay Jr., District Engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO).
The occasion was also graced by the presence of Engr. Alfredo L. Bollido, BDEO Chief of Maintenance Section (now OIC- Assistant District Engineer), Engr. Salvador G. Regis, Chief of Construction Section and Mrs. Naricres Go, Acting Mayor of the Municipality of Caibiran with some counselors of the said Municipality.
Mrs. Liezl M. Avila, HT III/ School Head of ICT High School expressed her pleasure on the completion of one-storey (TVL) Workshop Building during her acceptance message.
“During the opening of classes’ kay waray man kami room, the TVL classes stayed in the old building of the Central School, so when this (TVL Buiding) was finished, excited sila (students) pagbalhin kay haluag,” said Avila.
“Because we lack of classrooms, the TVL classes stayed in the building of Central School during the opening of classes, so when this was finished, they (students) were all excited to move in because this is more spacious.”
However, Avila said that that the newly turned-over TVL Building will be temporarily occupied and divided into three TVL classes for courses: cookery, carpentry, and electrical isolation and maintenance (EIC) due to the lack of classrooms.
“I hope that more classrooms will be constructed, I believe that the failure of soil test hinders the construction of the building yet we are still hopeful that the request for additional budget maybe released soon,” she appealed.
ICT High school is reported to have less enrollees this school year with 250 more or less students for the K-12 program. Hence, an appeal for additional classrooms were requested to attract more students to enroll in the school. Espina, on the other hand promised to act on the clamor of the school’s request for additional school buildings.
The TVL Workshop Building is a project of DPWH-BDEO in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) with a contract amount of P8M under CY 2016 Basic Educational Facilities Fund. The completed project will give proper educational training to senior high school students that will hone their skills in the various types of job. (CHEQ/BDEO)