Balanga and Butuan Cities to Benefit from SMFI’s School Building Program



Balanga City -Two more public elementary schools will soon receive a two-storey four classroom building each from SM Prime Holdings, Inc. through SM Foundation.

A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held at the Balanga Elementary School in Balanga City, Bataan where a fully furnished new schoolbuilding will be turned over by June 2019 in time for the opening of schoolyear 2019-2020. Balanga Mayor Francis Garcia was represented by City Administrator Rudy de Mesa at the groundbreaking which was also attended by Balanga Elementary School (BES) principal Amy Ed Inieto, DepEd officials, local government officials of Balanga and SM Foundation Schoolbuilding Program coordinator, Ms. Juris Umali-Soliman.

In Butuan City, SM’s Schoolbuilding team has finalized the ocular and evaluation of four DepEd-recommended public schools to be the recipient of a new schoolbuilding with Villa Kananga Elementary School chosen as beneficiary. Photo at right shows Butuan DepEd officials led by SDS Romeo Aprovechar, Atty. Glenn Carampatana, representing the Mayor’s Office, and school officials with SMFI’s Juris Umali-Soliman at the site of the new schoolbuilding. It will be the school’s first two-storey building said School principal April Ann Bernabe.

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