Operation Sagip

Newly-Built Modern School Building Turned Over by Sagip Kapamilya in Bulacan

Althea Cahayag
October 9, 2015

Sagip Kapamilya, the emergency humanitarian assistance arm of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation (ALKFI), recently turned-over the newly-built 4-classroom 2-storey fully furnished school building in Frances Elementary School, Calumpit, Bulacan last September 30, 2015 which was attended by different stakeholders, partners and volunteers from various sectors.

In partnership with Maybank, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), Department of Education (DepEd), LGU of Calumpit, , MARIWASA, Jacinto Roofing, Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) of Frances ES and other kind-hearted volunteers, Sagip Kapamilya started the project and readily ensured its completion and eventual turn-over to the beneficiary school.


“This activity is a celebration of partnership!” said Maybank President and CEO Mr. Herminio Famatigan Jr. in his inspiring speech. “This (building) is our humble contribution to Frances Elementary School and to this community...We are happy to be part of this project.”

On the other hand, Brigadier General Henry Sabarre, speaking on behalf of Philippine Army Vice Commander Major General RD Santillan, lauded the functional design of the building, “This 4-classroom building can accommodate over 160 students which will surely serve as a proper and efficient learning environment. It has also two comfort rooms, one elevated tank, one cistern tank, and two vertical gardens… Congratulations to everyone who contributed in making this project a fruitful success.” He also affirmed the AFP’s commitment to meaningful and pro-community partnership, “Let us carry on in honing the minds of these children to fulfill the promise of raising competent leaders for brighter generations.”
    
    
        

 

“Tunay na ligaya ang aming nadarama, bawat puso nami’y puspos ng pag-asa sapagkat Kapamilya ay aming nakasama na nagbigay sa amin ng bagong pag-asa… Paaralan namin na dating sira-sira, ngayo’y moderno na at tunay na kay ganda.” said Grade 6 student Mapalad Censon as he publicly expressed his gratitude, and in behalf of his school community, to all those who made the project a reality.

The new building showcases the innovative architectural talent of UAP architects, the engineering craftsmanship of Army engineers and the unifying factor of the Filipino Bayanihan spirit among the stakeholders which Sagip Kapamilya Program Director Jun Dungo aptly summed up in his speech, “Kayang-kaya basta sama-sama!”