Sunday, March 09, 2008

Guinsaugon gets new school building

Cebu Daily News
First Posted 03:40pm (Mla time) 03/03/2008

St. Bernard, Southern Leyte, Philippines — The survivors of the Guinsaugon landslide have received another school facility at their relocation site.

The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), the corporate social responsibility arm of various companies in the Philippines, turned over the four-classroom high school building to the municipality and the Department of Education in a ceremony here on Thursday.

Citigroup and United Way International funded the construction of the building.

The PBSP also handed over encyclopedias and other books for the school.

Children's Hour executive director Teresita Villacorta and Development Bank of the Philippines assistant vice president Bernardino Olayvar also handed out scholarship certificates to 13 elementary pupils from Guinsaugon.

The school building was the 15th that the Citigroup has built in the country under its project B.L.U.E (Building Literacy, Understanding and Education), according to Tomas Yap of Citigroup Philippines. /Inquirer