QUEZON CITY, May 23 (PIA)--Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista, together with Education Secretary Dr. Leonor Briones, led the inauguration of a new four-story senior high school in Flora Ylagan, Barangay Pinayahan on Tuesday, 21 May 2019.
The new Flora Ylagan Senior High School building houses 23 classrooms and laboratories for incoming senior high school students.
"Itong ginagawa natin ay bahagi ng pagtulong natin sa national government sa K to 12 at sana dahil dito, mas maibaba pa 'yung kakulangan ng classrooms", Bautista said.
According to the mayor, the classroom shortage has been reduced to less than 1000 from 3,000 during his term.
He said, from 2010 to present, city government has invested over 3 billion pesos for the construction of additional school buildings, and 743 million pesos for the renovation and maintenance of existing structures.
Secretary Briones expressed her gratitude for the city's generosity in prioritizing education in its programs.
"Quezon City under Mayor Bautista has invested heavily in education. Although this is a national mandate, Quezon City really supported us, not only in academic programs but also in sports and technical-vocational programs," Sec. Briones said. (PIA InfoComm/QC PAISO)