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TWG for 250M DDOSC Laak infra project convene for inception meeting

In a landmark initiative for educational infrastructure, the Davao de Oro State College Board of Trustees constituted Technical Working Group (TWG) convened its inception meeting on January 26, 2024, marking the beginning of a significant 250 million construction project aimed at enhancing classrooms and facilities at the DDOSC main campus extension class in the municipality of Laak, province of Davao de Oro.

The meeting, witnessed the presence of key figures including the Honorable Congresswoman Maria Carmen Zamora, representing the Office of the House of Representatives Speaker Martin Romualdez. The initiative, steered by the Speaker’s Office, underscores the government’s commitment to bolstering the education sector. Mayor  Antonio “Ay-Eng” L. Libuangan and Vice Mayor Mark Anthony “Honeyboy” S. Libuanga, of the municipality of Laak  where the extension campus is situated, graced the event, highlighting the local government’s involvement in this educational endeavor.

Joining them also were representatives from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), who will play a crucial role in the project’s execution. Representing the academic sphere were the College President and the Campus Coordinator, accompanied by staff from the main campus’s planning and project monitoring units. Their presence underscored the college’s active role in shaping the project to fit its needs and aspirations.

The Mayor and Vice Mayor, in their opening remarks, expressed profound gratitude to  Congresswoman Zamora for her pivotal role in securing funds from the Office of the House Speaker. The funding, initiated by the Vice Mayor and endorsed by the Congresswoman, reflects a strong synergy between local and national government units in prioritizing education.

The college took this opportunity to present its comprehensive proposals for utilizing the budget. The plans include crucial infrastructure developments such as the construction of a perimeter fence, electrification, water system installation, and the establishment of laboratories. A significant portion of the budget is allocated for constructing and equipping new classroom buildings, directly addressing the growing needs of the college’s extension campus.

The Vice Mayor also contributed valuable suggestions concerning the aesthetic aspects, placement, and landscaping of the proposed buildings, adding to the holistic development of the campus environment.

After thorough deliberations, the TWG reached a consensus to entrust the finalization of the plan to the college and the DPWH. This decision ensures that the execution of the project aligns with the collective recommendations and meets the specific requirements of the college.

This meeting marks a pivotal step towards enhancing educational facilities and providing students with an environment conducive to learning and growth. The collaborative efforts of the government and educational institutions in this project set a benchmark for future initiatives aimed at uplifting the quality of education in the region.