By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Montilla family of Isabela, Negros Occidental yesterday donated a plot of land for Tinongan National High School.
The deed of donation was signed by Isabela Town Councilor Patrick Montilla.
As part of the deed, the school will be named Patrick Arroyo Montilla, Jr. National High School, father of the town councilor and brother of late Isabela Mayor Enrique Montilla III.
The land, which measures 9,973 square meters, is located in Hacienda San Bonifacio, Barangay Tinongan in the said town.
“It’s a dream come true,” said School Principal Suzanne Catague.
Catague revealed a budget is currently pending with the Department of Education (DepEd) for a 20-classroom school building equipped with restrooms, an information and communication technology laboratory, a science laboratory, and workshops.
The project is valued at P20 million./WDJ