(Photo courtesy of Faye Peralta, CBNC Community Relations Assistant)

Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC) assisted twenty-five schools in Palawan for minor repairs and improvement on the recently concluded week-long Brigada Eskwela, May 20-25.

IEC Supervisor Faye Peralta said on Saturday that the assistance of CBNC to the schools is one of their projects to support in strengthening education.

“Syempre alam naman natin na yong mga school natin, wala naman talagang capability yan for the improvement, although meron kasi ang Brigada ay multistakeholders naman ‘yon, kumukuha sila ng support from different stakeholders, kaya lang di pa rin yon sapat, and for CBNC, gusto rin namin maging part ng improvement ng school kasi we are investing sa education di ba sa Bataraza”, Peralta said.

CBNC allocated P500,000 for minor repairs and improvement of the schools which included paint, construction materials, and plants.

Schools assisted were 15 elementary and high schools in Bataraza namely Taysay Elementary School, Malihud National High School, Lupak Elementary School, Tarusan National High School, Irene Sibullas Elementary School, Antonio Gregorio Memorial Elementary School, Ocayan Elementary School, Panas Elementary School, Tagmaya Elementary School, Armando Carlos Lahoz National High School, Saray Elementary School, Sumbiling Elementary School, Bataraza Central School, Sitio Culandanum Elemenatary School and Southern Bataraza National High School.

CBNC also assisted schools in the neighboring municipalities namely Vito C. Penchangco Sr. Memorial School and Brooke’s Point National High School from Brooke’s Point town. Two from the town of Balabac which are Banglos Elementary School and Malinsuno Elementary School; and Colandanum Elementary School and Imbo Elementary School in Rizal municipality.

The company also extended support in Alternative Learning System (ALS) located in Bulalacao and Bataraza. In Puerto Princesa City, Manuel Austria Elementary School and Palawan National School were also supported by the CBNC.

“So Brigada Eskwela is just among the many projects natin na support natin sa education,” Peralta added.