GENERAL SANTOS CITY: The Department of Education (DepEd) has allocated P9.5 million for the construction of a two-storey school building here.
The new school, which will be constructed at Opring Village, Barangay Calumpang in a land formerly owned by the Cahilsot family and has been purchased by the city government for P4.9 million, will be named Calumpang National High School.
The city government donated a 1.3-hectare land at Barangay Calumpang to the DepEd-GenSan to be the site for a new school.
Mayor Ronnel Rivera signed the deed of donation on March 12. Witnessing the event were DepEd Schools Division Superintendent Gildo Mosqueda, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Mario Bermudez, DepEd GenSan division supervisors and City Housing and Land Management Office head Mary Ann Bacar.
Also present were Barangay Calumpang Chairman Reynaldo Salubre and students, faculty and staff of General Santos City National High School.
Bermudez said the new school’s target is to accommodate around 1,000 students.
Mosqueda said “it will be great help for the DepEd GenSan in investing in quality learning system in the public schools of the city.”