UB donates chairs to Lourdes High School in Cortes

A barangay high school in Barangay Lourdes, Cortes which is 4.5 kilometers from the town proper and which site is adjacent to Barangays Cabawan and Tiptip of Tagbilaran City is a recipient of 100 wooden armchairs from the University of Bohol.

This development came after UB received a letter from Mrs. Judith E. Cajes, teacher in-charge, requesting assistance from the university for classroom chairs. Since its opening, Lourdes High School used to hold classes in Lourdes Elementary School. It was only last year and upon recommendation of the school officials that barangay officials led by Barangay Captain Macario Z. Ongyot Jr. and the Parents Teachers Association thru President Sibilina Pocot decided to transfer the students to the new site.

Through bayanihan spirit, the stakeholders built four makeshift classrooms out of their own funds and contributions. Although DepEd has presently assigned eight school teachers and scheduled the bidding of four classrooms, students from first year to fourth year are in dire need of armchairs. Presently students are using the school desks borrowed from the elementary grades.

The formal turn over ceremony was held simultaneously with the induction of PTA officials last July 12, 2014 at the school grounds. Mr. Aster Pocot, UB Digital, Electronics, Mechanical and Electrical (DEME) Laboratory In-charge and incumbent barangay kagawad of Lourdes represented the university. The donation was formally accepted by Mrs. Elvira I. Jabonillo, Lourdes High School principal who likewise handed to the University of Bohol a certificate of appreciation expressing deep gratitude for its support to the school. In addition, the barangay and PTA officials were also unanimous in expressing their utmost thanks to the UB administration headed by its Acting President Atty. Nuevas T. Montes and to Acting Vice President for Administration Dr. Victoriano B. Tirol III for facilitating the release of the armchairs.

The turn over was witnessed by Barangay Captain Macario Z. Ongyot Jr., Barangay Kagawads Rene Piquero, Corsino Auguis, Alicia Garcines, Simeon Viñas, Policarpa Bautista, Roger Jumawan, AsterioPocot , Elementary School Principal Aida D. Sansan, PTA President Sibilina Pocot, LHS faculty members, students and parents.