LEFT TO RIGHT: 3rd District Board Member Victor A. Reyes – Chairman, Committee on Agriculture, Quezon Governor David “Jayjay” C. Suarez, and Dr. Tolentino G. Aquino – OIC-Quezon Division School Superintendent, DepEd, with the teachers representing Villa Aurora Elementary School, recipient of 1 million pesos worth of projects and 1st place winner of the Provincewide Gulayan sa Paaralan Season 2, from Buenavista, Quezon
Public schools from all over the province of Quezon were in attendance last Wednesday, July 18, at the awarding ceremony for the Provincewide Gulayan sa Paaralan Season 2, held at Queen Margarette Hotel in Lucena City. The Season 3 of the program was also launched at the same event.
The Provincial Government granted 1 million pesos worth of projects to Buenavista, Quezon’s Villa Aurora Elementary School, the lucky first prize winner for the provincial level of the Provincewide Gulayan sa Paaralan Season 2.
Niing Elementary School from the town of San Antonio, Quezon, won second place, garnering them 750,000 pesos worth of projects. For third place, with 500,000 worth of projects is Tanauan Elementary School from Plaridel, while PEL 4 from Lucban received fourth place, with 250,000 pesos worth of projects.
With the help of the Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, Local Government Units and the four offices of the Congressional Representatives, the Gulayan sa Paaralan was created and implemented.
In the message of Quezon Governor David “Jayjay” C. Suarez, he expressed his gratitude towards 3rd District Board member Victor Reyes, 4th District Board member Rachelle Ubana, Department of Agriculture R-4A, 4th District Representative Erin Tañada, OIC – Quezon Division School Superintendent Department of Education Dr. Tolentino G. Aquino, Former Quezon Division Schools Superintendent Ms. Gloria P. Potes, and the mayors who graced the awarding ceremony with their presence and gave support to the program of the Provincial Agriculture Office, headed by Provincial Agriculturist Roberto D. Gajo.
Gov. Suarez was also pleased about the continuation of the Gulayan sa Paaralan Program, because of the visible results it is producing. He said that Quezonians could boast that their province is the only one in the country with a successful Gulayan sa Paaralan project. He also took the opportunity to thank members of DepEd for their support in planting two million mangroves in the Quezons 2-in-1 project last June 30, which also gained recognition throughout the country.
Aside from focusing on agricultural programs for the citizens of Quezon, Gov. Suarez is also keen on developing student-oriented educational programs, like the 40 computer laboratories he has erected in different municipalities in the province. This year, he plans to build 15 more, and 20 more next year –along with a new English Proficiency Program.
In the upcoming Quezon Week in the month of August, Gov. Suarez plans to celebrate with a province-wide fiesta “2012 Niyog-Niyugan Festival” to showcase each municipality’s specialty food or product, as well as festivals and attractions that has become their claim to fame.(Quezon PIO)