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Kalilangan Elementary School benefits from CR project

ILIGAN CITY (PIA)–Through the well-established tie of the government force and non-government organizations (NGOs), Kalilangan Elementary School situated in the off-grid Brgy. Kalilangan, this city, benefitted from a newly constructed comfort room for their institution.

The construction of a four-cubicle comfort room is a joint effort of the Kiwanis Club of Metropolitan Iligan and Kiwanis Club of Downtown Iligan as funders, and the 55th Engineer “Mobilizer” Brigade through the 554th Engineer “Kalilintad” Battalion as the implementing party providing equipment and manpower.

Col. Darwin Hernandez, Deputy Brigade Commander of the 55th Engineer “Mobilizer” Brigade, said the project is an offering to the development of education of the youth, especially that their role in the society is greatly recognized.

“Itong sama-sama nilang pagbibigay tulong o pagcombine ng kinakailangan niyo para maitayo itong CR, ito ang kanilang contribution para ang ating kabataan ay mabigyan ng edukasyon at maiangat ang bansang Pilipinas,” he said.

[This collaboration to give help or to combine what you need to build this CR, this is their contribution for our youth so that they will be given education and alleviate our country, the Philippines.]

Lt.Col. Hassan Badar, Commanding Officer of the 554th Engineer “Kalilintad” Battalion, said that his troop worked overtime to beat the timeline plotted for the construction.

The Kiwanis Club of Metropolitan Iligan also revealed that despite the big funding the project requires, they still pushed through with it as it was aligned with their goal of assisting the government in delivering aid and services to the community although they remain non-partisan.

“At first, hindi namin naisip na makakaya namin kasi malaki ang cost nitong CR compared sa aming projects na soft projects lang. Nagkataon lang po na kapag determinado ka na matapos ang isang project, magagawa niyo talaga,” said President Lucille Therese Marcera.

[At first, we did not think we could do this because the cost of this CR is big compared to our projects which are just soft projects. It is just that if you are determined to finish a project, you can really make it.]

Meanwhile, Merlyn Manos, President of the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Iligan, hoped that their effort would leave good memories as they will still strive to pour more help into the area.

Apart from the comfort room, the sponsoring NGOs including the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology National Multi-purpose Cooperative (MSU-IIT NMPC) distributed school supplies, slippers, and meals to 163 learners of the school.

With the overwhelming support received by the school facility in Brgy. Kalilangan, constituents expressed gratitude to the stakeholders backing the project as they still call on for more kind initiatives for their barangay.

“Kung para sa uban, gamay ra ni nga tabang pero para sa amo, dako na ni nga tabang. Sauna, wala mi kaexperience og ingani nga CR… Hinaot unta nga dili lang kini maoy muabot sa among barangay nga tabang. Hinaot nga dili sila sumhan og tabang sa amo,” said Barangay Captain Armando Mansumayan.

[If for others this is just a small help, but to us, this is a big thing. Long time ago, we did not experience this kind of CR… I hope this will not just be the only help for our barangay. I hope you do not get tired of helping us.]

Per KES Principal Cyril Naigal, they have already mapped out a total of 225 learners wherein 195 are officially enrolled.  (CRG/PIA-10/ICIC Lanao del Norte)