By LEVIRESA GETIGAN-BARNIZO
July 29, 2016
CALBAYOG CITY – Oquendo National High School three (3) storey - four (4) classroom school project is up for completion by the end of July 2016 based on the recently conducted project inspection by District Engineer Alvin Ignacio and the District Inspectorate Team headed by Assistant District Engineer Loreto M. Cedro, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) - Samar First District Engineering Office (SFDEO). Present during the ocular inspection is Mr. Melaner Oyoa, School Head.
The project is appropriated P10,417,131.51 under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEFF). The project covers structure excavation, embankment, reinforcing steel, structural concrete, and masonry, carpentry (dry wall partition), termites control, steel, roofing, ceiling, finishing, painting, plumbing, sanitary, tile and electrical works. Construction activities kicked-off October 2015.
A total of 166 high school students, 74 males, 92 females, are already benefiting the project as classrooms in the first and second floors are already used in conducting classes since Monday, July 25, 2016.
School Head Oyoa said that students and teachers had been conducting classes at the school grounds and stage since the start of classes. “Only one room will not be used by the students but we will be utilizing it as our Computer Room”, said Oyoa. He expressed his gratitude to the DPWH personnel for their visit and advice that some classrooms are ready for occupancy.
DE Ignacio, ADE Cedro and members of the inspectorate team meticulously inspected the building if truly the contractor conformed to the standards and specifications of the department. They also instructed the contractor’s construction foreman present during the inspection concerning plumbing and ceiling works. Construction is ongoing during the site visit.