Olongapo SubicBay BatangGapo Newscenter

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


An open forum was held between Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. and various public school teachers, principals and officials from DepEd-Olongapo City at the FMA Hall of Olongapo City Hall on June 24, 2008.

Also present in the forum were City Councilor Rodel Cerezo, Police Superintendent Abelardo Villacorta, director of Olongapo City Police Office (OCPO) and department heads of the City Government.

Mayor Gordon listened to the concerns of the teachers and principals involving the security of students, maintenance, school equipment and classrooms.

Mayor Gordon took note of every concern and vowed to find solutions to the problems presented.

Earlier, the teachers discussed with Col. Villacorta the safety and security of the students.

Mayor Gordon also presented his ongoing programs to promote peace and order, sanitation, education and sports.

Mayor Gordon advised the teachers to groom their students to be active and be the next leaders of the country. He also urged the teachers to participate in effort to keep the city clean.

“Malaki ang kinalaman ng sanitation sa peace and order natin.” stated ni Mayor Gordon.

The teachers and principals thanked Mayor Gordon for his prompt action and his response to their needs.

It can be recalled that different schools were recently granted shares from the ‘School Empowerment Fund.’

The first batch of the schools which received incentives were: Gordon Heights National High School, Boton Elementary School, New Cabalan National High School, Kalalake National High School, Old Cabalan Elementary School, East Bajac-Bajac Elementary School, Balic-Balic Elementary School, New Cabalan Elementary School, Ilalim Elementary School, Tapinac Elementary School, Iram Elementary School, Iram II Elementary School (Mampweng) and Sta. Rita High School.

The schools each received one hundred thousand pesos (P 100,000). The fund was used by the schools for the repair of classrooms and purchase of computers.

OPEN-FORUM: Teachers and principals from public schools all over the city voice their concerns to the City Government, particularly the security of schools and students, during the open forum on June 24, 2008 at the FMA Hall of the Olongapo City Hall.

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