Camp Aquino, Tarlac City– The Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) facilitated the turn-over of a four (4) classroom school building to Labney Elementary School at Brgy Labney, Mayantoc, Tarlac on April 5 2017.
The project was completed through the combined efforts of the 702nd Infantry Brigade, the 548thEngineering Construction Battalion and the 3rd Mechanized Battalion with the help of different Civil Society Organization (CSO) partners, as sponsors, like the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, Go Share Foundation, The Black Pencil Project and Super Guardian, who donated the materials for the project.
The Turn-over and Blessing Ceremony of the four-classroom building was done as part of the school’s Graduation Rites wherein LTGEN ROMEO T TANALGO AFP, Commander of the Northern Luzon Command addressed the graduates as the guest speaker. LTGEN TANALGO shared that one of the reasons for choosing the school building project was that it will address education for the youth and that NOLCOM values the youth as the country’s future.
The four-classroom school building project was completed within nine (9) months. The construction started in June 2016 wherein the groundbreaking ceremony was jibed with a gift-giving activity of school supplies for the students of Labney Elementary School in time for the opening of classes. As the school year 2016-17 closes, Labney Elementary School looks forward to the next school year having new classrooms for their incoming students.