President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘Build Build Build’ campaign has witnessed the completion of over 144,925 classrooms all over the Philippines.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar revealed that since July 2016, the Philippine government has also accomplished over 2,035 school workshop buildings.
“Since July 2016 — DPWH has completed a total of 144,925 classrooms and 2,035 school workshop buildings nationwide,” said Sec. Villar on his Facebook post.
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Netizens thanked the Duterte administration for giving the next generation a chance to enjoy their education with a conducive environment once schools reopen once again for face-to-face classes.
“Wow thank you DPWH! Beautiful classrooms awaits our students to be back! God bless Philippines! Pandemic won’t stop us! Rise to the top,” said a netizen.
In November 2020, DPWH assured the public that more classroom projects of DPWH in convergence with the Department of Education (DepEd) under the Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEEF) program are in various stages of completion nationwide.
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It added that for the efficient and successful execution of the program, a modified DPWH-DepEd school building plans for one storey to four storey are used by DPWH in implementing projects with the DepEd monitoring the progress of construction work and to accept those completed in accordance with the approved program of work and meeting the required standard.
“Hopefully, more projects will be turned over in time for the possible resumption of face-to-face classes in 2021 in areas with lower threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and on the assumption that a vaccine would be soon available,” said Sec. Villar.