DENR delivers 2nd batch of 205 chairs to the San Juan Senior High School for first day of classes

DENR delivers 2nd batch of 205 chairs to the San Juan Senior High School for first day of classes

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                 DENR Region 4A CALABARZON delivers the second batch of 205 chairs to the San Juan National Senior High School in Lipahan, San Juan, Batangas. Mayor Rodolfo Manalo led local government officials in 'accepting' in behalf of the 260 Grade 11 students of the SJNSHS-Lipahan. (258 were already enrolled, two others were present for the first day of classes short of enrolled status pending completion of registration documents.) Laguna Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Eleazar Alaira and Pagsanjan Community ENR Officer Emiliano Leviste represented DENR Calabarzon Regional Director Reynulfo Juan in the turn-over ceremonies.

                 Ms. Zenaida M. De Los Santos, Principal i, concurrently Principal of Don Leon Mercado Sr. Memorial National High School will take on the task as first Principal of the Senior High School.

                 She said they have a good turn out in terms of enrollment. She was expecting a total of 300 as that was the number of graduates in some four schools in the district who are expected to enrol.

 

 

                 Mayor Manalo expressed appreciation for the support of the DENR in the provision of the necessary chairs. He said Lipahan needs 300 school chairs. The DENR has so far delivered 408--first batch of 203 on June 2, 2016, 205 on June 13. The remainder of 92 will be picked up anytime from now for other senior highschools also in the municipality.

                 The mayor said his team with support of the council particularly, education committee head Councilor Adelaida Perez, and without waiting for the DepEd funds built two two-storey buildings and made eight groundfloor rooms ready for classes this June. He said the rooms will just need a good painting job.

                 School Principal de los Santos and San Juan Municipal LGU ENR Officer Noel Pasco toured Laguna Penro Alaira and Pagsanjan Cenro Leviste around the new SHS campus.
Alaira and Leviste watched as the senior high school students unload the chairs from the truck and brought these into their class rooms..

                 Alaira related that 500 desks were manufactured by the DENR Office in Laguna by using a special equipment to process some 15,000 board feet of 'confiscated lumber.' He said the donation is in line with DENR Secretary Ramon JP Paje's directive to utilize 'available confiscated timber cleared by or without court cases to be manufactured into school desks for priority distribution to recipient schools as identified by the Department of Education.

                He added that the wood were quality-processed, milled with the use of a Wood Mizer Mobile Sawmill which was installed at the DENR regional impounding area in Los Banos, Laguna.

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Among the participants are representatives of PKMM (Pambansang Katipunan ng Makabayang Magbubukid), a people’s organization composed of local farmers and fishers from Barangay Dinahican, Infanta, Quezon, who aired their concern on the confiscation of wood allegedly illegally sourced from Palanan, Isabela. They said they were supposed to use the wood for repairing their wrecked boats.
“Paano ang aming hanapbuhay?” one of the members said, expressing his worry that they might not be able to continue fishing, hence, could no longer provide for their families.

Regional Director Reynulfo Juan said that he is all for supporting livelihood. Understanding their plight, he provided them with possible solutions to help their situation: “Pwede akong gumawa ng endorsement letter sa BFAR (Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources), may binibigay silang libre[ng bangka], o kaya pwede namin kayo matulungan sa paghahanap ng makukuhanan ng kahoy”, he stated.

He asked them to specify the kinds of wood they need to repair their boats so that the Office could assist them in looking for legal sources. He also assured them that it will be verified whether or not the apprehension was conducted properly.

Another concern of the group was a problem regarding the rightful owner of the land they are residing in. Accordingly, there are two groups claiming the land: the Magallanes and the Maharlikans. The complaining party conveyed that they are confused as to whom they should pay their dues, as the Magallanes drives them away every time they cannot pay them.

“Magko-conduct tayo ng investigation. Kailangang malaman kung ano ang land classification, sino ang occupant, at sino ang claimant” Juan said. He also asked the residents to be present during the investigation.

On the other hand, some residents of Barangay Tunha, Famy, Laguna relayed their petition to cancel the survey plan of a certain Mr. Sotalbo, who was given survey authority despite him not having a land title. The residents are now facing the threat of possibly losing their homes to demolition. At present, the case has been brought to the court.

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