Gawad Kalinga turns-over refurbished library to Polanco LGU

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By Alfonso T. Ruda (ALT/ATR/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte)

POLANCO, Zamboanga del Norte (PIA)--- One of the modern public libraries equipped with internet connection is now within reach to the school children of this municipality.

This, after Gawad Kalinga turned-over the newly-refurbished Municipal Public Library to the Local Government Unit of Polanco.

Polanco Mayor Evan Hope D. Olvis said the project was implemented by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) through the initiative of Gawad Kalinga.

According to Mayor Olvis, he opted for the refurbishing of the library instead of the potable water system proposed by Gawad Kalinga as Polanco had already allocated funds for the proposed project.

Aside from refurbishing, NGCP also donated 1,000 pieces of assorted books, tables and chairs for the school children.

Municipal Librarian Ms. Rovie Jalalon said the upgraded library will be of great help to students in their research online as the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has put up internet connection in the library together with four (4) units of computer.

To ensure the proper usage of the computers and avoid it from being used on some other purpose, DICT has set guidelines on the use of the said computers

In his message during the turn-over ceremony, NGCP District I head, Engr. Hermie Hamoy said their action is just an expression of gratitude to the support of Polanco LGU which provided NGCP an area in Barangay Lingasad for its sub-station.

Mayor Olvis lauded the effort of Gawad Kalinga and NGCP in upgrading its Municipal Library.

The activity culminated with the ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Olvis, Vice Mayor Alfredo Bait-it, Engr. Hamoy and Gawad Kalinga Movement Building Head Engr. Harvey Maraguinot.