Board Member Albert Rama has endorsed the request of Aborlan National High School (ANHS) to allocate funds for the purchase of additional land needed for the expansion of the school’s facilities.
In an interview Thursday, Rama said the school needs at least one hectare intended for rooms and facilities such as sports ground.
“Kung makakapunta kayo sa school ay talagang maliit at masikip ang area kaya itong building na inaward ng DepEd ay hindi magawa-gawa kasi walang space. Kasama diyan ang other facilities. Ito lang ata ang school na walang sports ground, kaya nagre-request sila na pondohan ang pagbili ng lupa doon sa kalapit nila,” Rama said.
Rama added that the area of ANHS is small for around 1,000 students.
Rama also stated that the previous land dispute between ABNS and Palawan State University have already been settled.
The 20,000-hectare property was donated by Alejandro Caspe to former Palawan Teacher’s College (PTC) and is currently occupied by ANHS which was previously discovered without legal ownership due to the absence of tenurial instruments.
“Nagkaroon ng problema dati pero ngayon medyo nagkaayos na wala pa lang mga legal na dokumento pero ang alam ko pumayag na ang PSU na ibigay ang lupa sa Aborlan,” he added.