The program opened with an opening prayer and followed by a Message from Ms. Melinda Valencia, vice president of PNB Life, TYKFI’s sister company and partner donor. The blessing was officiated by Rev. Father Manuel Ocaña; Alangalang’s parish priest.
Acceptance messages were delivered by Mrs. Fredeswinda R. Lantajo – district supervisor, Mr. Gerry Rañes – School head, Atty. Florenz B. Hipe – PTA President, and Corrine Gay Ramos – Grade 1 pupil, Ms. Susan B. de Veyra – DepEd-Leyte Division representative, Education program supervisor and Dr. Ramon Daga - representative from the office of the DepEd regional director.
Other guests from the Department of Education were Division Education Program Supervisors Ms. Verda Fabillo and Mr. Raul Salaño, Retired district Supervisor, Mrs. Corazon S. Ramos, and retired Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Sarah T. Apurillo;
TYKFI’s Philip Sing, Jonathan Anuma, Valerie Tan and Tanduay Distillers-Tacloban City Sales Supervisor Gaudencio Labajosa also graced the affair.
Several presentations (song, dance, speech) from the students showcased a talented student body, while the Department of Education partners and the school head gave eloquent speeches as they poured out their thanks to the Foundation.
As Susan B. de Veyra, Education Program Supervisor, Leyte Division said: “This project will help the academic performance of the pupils and improve the performance and decrease the drop-out rate of the school.” Meanwhile, Mr. Gerry B. Rañes, the school principal, said that “the additional classrooms would reduce the sharing of classrooms. The grade 1 classes can now have their everyday instruction and will be more inspired to be in school everyday. You are truly an inspiration for all of us. Thank you for being a part of our dreams, especially for our dear pupils.”
From Corrine Gay C. Ramos, Grade 1 SSES pupil: “We convey our deep gratitude to the Tan Yan Kee Foundation for the wonderful gift, we now consider our new homes. We will live by your example and will continue the journey with hopes and dreams. We will forever be grateful for such favor of giving us comfort while we learn.”