After a year, the burned congressional building of Lepanto National High School was restored with a budget of Php 1,473,757.32. The blessing of the restored building took place last October 16, 2020 as part of the school’s 68th Foundation Day celebration.
Php 600,000.00 was committed by Mayor Frenzel Ayong from the Mankayan Municipality’s share of the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company (LCMC) Social Development Management Program (SDMP) and LCMC donated 453,957.32 to complete the restoration. A funrun activity in September 2019 sold tickets amounting to 197,550.00 to which the LCMC doubled the amount of the tickets used during the actual fun run which is 58,500.00 for the 390 runners.
Meanwhile, alumni and community members also donated cash and other materials as well as food for work and labor during the clearing and construction phases.
The building was improved when it was restored to include tiled flooring and concrete canals at the back. The mayor committed to provide the chairs and tables when face-to-face classes will resume.
By Julia B. Domanas