/ 12 January 2021

THE DEPARTMENT of Education in Central Luzon lauded Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin for his contributions to the education sector in ensuring the smooth implementation of distance learning.

Lazatin allotted P209 million to purchase 61,200 tablets for 55,000 Grades 4 to 12 students and 3,000 gadgets for teachers in 53 public schools and 3,200 scholars in the City College of Angeles.

To date, 49,992 tablets have been distributed in 48 public schools.

Lazatin allocated P20 million for free Wi-Fi connection and installed 200 access points in the city’s 33 barangays.

The city government also distributed via house-to-house P1,000 educational financial assistance to 1,000 indigent students.

The mayor set aside P5 million for the repair of daycare centers and classrooms; P12 million to purchase air conditioning units and television sets for all 76-day care centers; and P30 million from the Local School Board fund for the repair of public elementary schools, including the construction of additional classrooms and comfort rooms in public high schools.

Lazatin tapped the P500 million donation of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation to construct more buildings at the CCA.

The city government also allotted P25 million for the skills training and livelihood assistance program for the parents of students to ensure that they have the means to sustain their needs during the pandemic.

To fight illegal drugs and save children from this menace, the city government allotted P2 million for the operation of “Bahay Pag-Asa,” a premier reformation center for youth offenders which offers skills training and an alternative learning system.