Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna led the inauguration of the newly-rehabilitated, ten-storey Rosauro Almario Elementary School (RAES) which will benefit about 7,000 students from the populous district of Tondo.
Lacuna was joined in the ribbon-cutting ceremony by Congressman Ernix Dionisio, Jr. (first district), City Engineer Armand Andres, Councilors Bobby Lim, Irma Alfonso, Ian Nieva, Nino dela Cruz and Marjun Isidro, division of city schools superintendent Rita Riddle, school principal Graciano Budoy and former Mayor Isko Moreno who is a product of the said school, among others.
Lacuna said that with the rehabilitation undertaken, the students of RAES may now enjoy new and modern facilities and have a better and more conducive environment for learning, similar to what is being enjoyed by students from private schools.
The lady mayor said that all she asks for in return is that for the students, faculty members and all other users of the said school to ensure that its facilities are well-maintained so that future generations may also benefit from them.
The new RAES building, according to Andres, houses 227 classrooms which are all fully-airconditioned, 12 offices, new library, canteen, auditorium, gymnasium, two outdoor basketball court with retractable goal convertible to football field, two roof deck outdoor sport and exercise area, eight elevator units with 24 persons capacity each and seven stairs node.
Apart from the RAES, the city government has also undertaken the rehabilitation of the Dr. Alejandro Albert Elementary School and Manila Science High School. Andres added.