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Gov’t to rebuild razed campus

Keith A. Calayag

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Dumaguete City — Three new buildings equipped with 32 classrooms will be constructed in the Dumaguete campus that was razed last month.

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go stated this as he visited the students of the Dumaguete City High School yesterday to join Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones in the turnover of school books to the students.

“I was able to speak with the president. We now have a budget for the construction not only for 14 classrooms but for 32 classrooms,” Go said.

The senator also facilitated the turnover of a projector with screen, a laptop and 250 monobloc chairs to the school’s principal and also handed out notebooks, pad papers and pens to the students.

Aside from the survivors of the Dumaguete campus fire incident, Go also provided assistance to the survivors of another fire incident in Brgy. Bagacay in Dumaguete through relief goods, uniforms for students and services from various government agencies.

Last Tuesday, the senator filed a bill that would enact the modernization of the country’s fire bureau. The bill, known as “Fire Protection Modernization Act of 2019,’’ aims to develop the Bureau of Fire Protection, ensure public safety by preventing such incidents and in suppressing all kinds of destructive fires.

“We will intensify the fire prevention awareness campaign especially for buildings and houses for the prevention of incidents like these.” Go said.