Week 3. The long Christmas break made the Tagum Motorpool fabrication section filled with yellow painted wooden school chairs and tables up to the ceiling. These were made from the confiscated illegal logs as turned over by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to LGU Tagum. As the students returned to school this new year, most of them were still plagued with the poor state of dilapidated and ram-shackled chairs and desks. With this, the distribution of fabricated fixtures is now fast tracked and done in almost every school days. I happened to joined in one of distributions in a the far flung barangay of Panabo City together with project initiator, Mayor Rey T. Uy and have filed this series of photos. For fast facts: more than 18,000 school fixtures were delivered to schools in Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao City and ComVal Province since August of last year.
|CLOSELY MONITORED. Tagum City Mayor, Rey T. Uy, while talking to Manay National High School principal, Marivene Espinosa, have its eyes still monitoring on the hauling of the yellow arm chairs.|
|OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW. Worn out and deteriorating arm chairs are sent outside as Manay National High School students carry the brand new ones inside the classroom.|
|NOT A LAUGHING MATTER. A Barangay Councilor grin as he take out the broken leg of the teacher's table to show to Mayor Rey T. Uy that the school also needs tables.|
|ACKNOWLEDGED AND RECEIVED. Manay National High School Principal, Marivene Espinosa hold on to the acknowledgment receipt of the turned over arm chairs from Tagum City amounting to approximately 120,000 pesos.|
|ROOM INSPECTION. Tagum City Mayor, Rey T. Uy together with Manay Elementary School principal peep in a broken window of a pod locked room during its inspection walk to assess the school's fixtures needs.|
|ILLUMINATED. Inside a classroom in Manay Elementary School, Mayor Rey T. Uy, greeted the pupils and at the same time personally inspected the conditions of its school fixtures.|
|BIG SQUEEZER TOO. Hidden in a protruding blackboard inside the classroom of Manay National High School, Mayor Rey T. Uy, find a vantage point in a corner to get the picture of the room with the new yellow arm chairs in it.|