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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, August 27, 2012
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more schoolbags

The Bacolod City government will distribute more school bags and supplies in three public elementary schools in the city Tuesday, Bacolod Councilor Homer Bais said yesterday.

Bais, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Education, said he, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and other city officials will distribute school bags and supplies at the Punta Taytay Elementary School, Sum-ag Elementary School and Medalla Elementary School in Pahanocoy Tuesday afternoon with Department of Education officials.

They have already finished the distribution in public elementary schools in  barangays Handumanan, Felisa, Granada, Sum-ag, Alangilan and Mansilingan, he said.

Bais said there are still many school children who need school supplies and bags although most of them have already bought theirs during the school opening.

He said lot of kids were excited to receive the school bags and school supplies given by the city, and some parents even attended the distribution since they believe in this program that is really useful and necessary for the school children.

Bais said this program was first implemented when Leonardia assumed as Mayor on his first term, and was continued when he came back as mayor of Bacolod in 2004.

The city has allocated about P11.8 million for this project under the Special Education Fund, he said.

Bais said that they will address the delays in the distribution next year and, hopefully, they can distribute them in time with the school opening.*CGS



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