The school has 803 pupils from Grades one to six, 150 Kindergartners, and 43 under the Alternative Learning System or ALS. Present during the turnover where District Supervisor Corazon A. Timbreza, Vigan City Councilor George Vilanueva, School Principal III Antonio Tacuycuy, Allied Bank Vigan Branch Manager Roland Repato, PNB Vigan Branch Manager Chery Toquero, PNB Vigan Relationship Officer Rosario Navarro, Agricultural Technologists Teresita Raboy and Lito Fornias, and Organic Fertilizer Coordinator Narcisa Alijon.
“We should propagate the seeds so they can be used for several planting cycles. They have to be taken care of.”—Antonio Tacuycuy
“Our areas for planting in Vigan City are decreasing. The planting calendar is important for proper timing and the right crops to plant depending on the season. Orgnaic framing which is promoted by this program is safe for consumption and we at the City Agriculturist Office provide technical assistance. We should promote this because remember that we taught the Vietnamese how to plant but now we import from them.”—Teresita Raboy
“The Planting Calendar talks about the step-by-step process of planting -- eggplants for instance, from seed selection to planting to insect and pest management. The instruction takes into account right timng and cultural management or the right way of taking care of plants.”—Lito Fornias
“I think that there are many advantages to using organic fertilizer. These include positive effects on human health, economically less expensive, good for retaining soil quality unlike chemical fertilizers, excellent for pest management, and it is part of the natural life cycle.”—Narcisa Alijon
“Vigan Central is the defending champion for the most beautiful garden. There’s more production despite a relatively small area. I’d also like to give an award for seeds that are properly taken of.”—Councilor George Villanueva
“Tan Yan Kee Foundation has given the most philanthropic services in the country. Our school is also a recipient of the ETV package. The Foundation is not giving us food, but teaches us to plant for food and for food security.”—Corazon A. Timbreza