Public school in Antique gets free solar power

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Delegate Angel Salazar Jr. Memorial School (DASJMS) in this capital town is the first public elementary school to access clean renewable solar energy.

According to congresswoman-elect Loren Legarda, the project was donated by the Solar Philippines which when installed will help cut energy costs for the school.

“The 26 schools in San Jose starting with DASJMS will also be installed with the solar energy system” said Legarda.

The local government unit of San Jose, Antique will take charge of the installation of the solar energy system with the supervision of the Solar Philippines’ technical experts and engineers.

Legarda said  town mayor Elmer Untaran expressed gratitude for fulfilling her promise during the conduct of “Tiringbanay Festival” last May 1, where  after meeting with the senator’s son Leandro who is connected with the Solar Philippine. Some two weeks later, the solar panels were delivered and ready to be installed at the DASJMS.

DASJMS Principal Dr. Marje Cabasan said around 1,748 students and 62 teachers will benefit from Legarda’s generosity.

Senator Legarda was elected as representative of the lone district of Antique in the recent May 13 midterm elections.

This is Legarda’s first entry into local politics, being at the end of her second consecutive term in the Senate.

She has served 18 years as senator, championing causes such as environmental protection, sustainable development, and women and children’s rights. (PIAAntique/PN)


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