LAOAG CITY– Alas, the dream is no longer just a dream! It is now real before the people’s naked eyes.
This was the common remark of students and their parents as well as teachers of Laoag Central Elementary School who expressed jubilation and enthusiasm for the two newly-built school buildings during the simple turn-over rites held on October 17, 2011.
( The two school edifices painted with dominant white color were erected near the centuries-old sunken Laoag Belltower , a famous historical landmark in the heart of the city. Observers said the new school structures with 37-classroom units are “superb and impressive”, a stone’s throw away from the Gabaldon-type vintage main school building along Rizal St., this city. In the very near future, a giant building is expected to rise in the eastern portion within the same school compound to house the well-known business empire Puregold chains, city officials said. –Editor).
During the said rites, School Principal, Mr. Primo T. Domingo accepted the keys to the twin classroom buildings. The program was a prelude to a formal Inauguration and Turnover Ceremonies to be held upon completion of the entire Physical Development Project scheduled in November 2011.
The program commenced with a simple prayer then the handing over of the keys by the representative of Viking Construction, Engr. Bong Pasigui, to the city government of Laoag through Vice Mayor Eddie P. Domingo who represented City Mayor Michael V. Fariñas.
The keys were in turn given to the Department of Education Division of Laoag City through the Schools Division Superintended, Miss Araceli C. Pastor, who finally handed them over to the LCES Principal IV, Mr. Primo T. Domingo.
The historic event was witnessed by City Administrator Cipriano Martinez, ABC President Chevylle V. Fariñas, School Governing Council Chairman Rev. Lester M. Dipit, PTA President Edward Duyao, other city government employees, PTA officers and some DepEd officials. The program ended with a tour of the new buildings.
The new buildings, however, will be occupied upon the delivery of the new classroom furniture such as armchairs, teachers’ tables, and blackboards which according to the city administrator are expected to be delivered in the last week of October 2011.(Courtesy of Laoag City Gov’t Website)