/ 22 June 2024

TO ENSURE quality and better education, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. aims to construct 544 new classrooms in Caraga even as he also vowed to provide accessible healthcare service in the region.

The President said the government is determined to boost education and health service in the region.

“Maaasahan din ninyo ang patuloy na pagsulong namin ng edukasyon at kalusugan dito sa Caraga,” President Marcos said in his speech during the distribution of aid to farmers and fisherfolk in Surigao del Sur.

President Marcos said the government has disbursed P1.7 billion for the construction of new classrooms and around P453 million for the repair of old classrooms.

The chief executive also gave an instruction to repair around 704 old classrooms across the region.

He added the Commission on Higher Education has disbursed around P1.6 billion for various programs of the commission with a total of 176,634 scholar beneficiaries of the region.

There are around 284 beneficiaries enrolled under the CHED Scholarship Program for Coconut farmers and their families (CoScho), extending educational opportunities to qualified and deserving coconut farmers and their families registered under the National Coconut Farmers Registry System.

On the other hand, the Marcos administration has disbursed a total of P846.70 million for the Health Facilities Enhancement Program, which covers 104 health facilities through the procurement of medical equipment, strengthen primary care, and reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in the region.