ANGELES CITY — Five public schools in the city received computer sets today, July 25, as personal donations from two executives of the city government.
IC Calaguas, chief adviser of Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, distributed computer sets today to five of 10 schools which will benefit from this initiative — Northville 15 Integrated School; Cutud Elementary School; EPZA Resettlement Elementary School; Sitio Pader Elementary School (Pulung Maragul); and Malabanias Integrated School (Santol), with Angeles City Economic Development and Investment Promotions Officer Irish Bonus-Llego.
On July 26, 2022, they will distribute computers to the next five schools – Sitio Target Elementary School; Sapangbato Elementary School; Tacondo Elementary School; Edilberto M. Ganzon Elementary Shool; and Pampang Elementary School.
The two public officials used funds they raised from friends and other individuals, as well as their own Beautéderm fees, to purchase the computers.
“We aim towards the educational development of our children and schools in the city, especially those who need it most,” Manuel said, who recently vowed through her Facebook post to give back before her birthday on August 1.
“This will also complement the educational programs being undertaken by Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. who vows that no Angeleño children will be left behind in terms of education,” Manuel furthered.
Manuel and Calaguas’ personal donations is part of their advocacy to assist schools during their Brigada Eskwela. Said school supplies will be turned over consecutively.
Calaguas said this initiative is a small effort compared to the hard work and dedication of teachers in providing quality education to the youth.
“Maliit na bagay lamang po ito kumpara sa sakripisyo sa serbisyo ng mga guro sa gitna ng pandemya,” Calaguas shared. “Maraming salamat po sa pagbibigay ng dekalidad na edukasyon para sa mga kabataang Angeleños.”
“Kaisa po kami ni Ms. Manuel sa pangangalaga sa kapakanan ng mga kabataan, lalong-lalo na para sa kanilang edukasyon,” Calaguas added.
Calaguas also thanked Beautéderm Corporation led by President and Chief Executive Officer Rei Anicoche-Tan for the unending support.
In 2021, they also donated 10 computer units to 10 public schools, as well as school supplies; and photocopier units and bond paper supplies.