by Benny Cortes
Roxas City Mayor Vicente B. Bermejo turned over the speech laboratory he initiated and named after him to the Capiz National High School (CNHS) in simple ceremony held at the Library of the said school last month.
"The 40-cubicle speech laboratory in one of the classrooms of the school is one of its kind in the province of Capiz, said Mayor Bermejo. This lab is one of two speech laboratories funded by the city government for P1.5 million from the school board fund of the city. Another one will be installed at the President Manuel Roxas Memorial School – South, Roxas City, the mayor added.
Mr. Nestor dela Cruz, CNHS principal, received the speech lab in behalf of the school. He thanked Mayor Bermejo by saying that this lab would enhance the speech learning capacities of students of this school.
Mayor Bermejo pointed out that with this project, students will be able to acquire the skills and know how, and to develop and improve better their speech ability. The city government has been giving aid of P500,000 every year although the school is nationally funded one, Bermejo added.
The CNHS is the premier high school in the province of Capiz where most of the prominent Capiznons are products of the school.
Among those present during the turn-over rites were former DepEd Asst. Regional Director Elnora A. Barrios, Provincial Schools Division Supt. Eveleth C. Gamboa, city officials, school teachers, students and local media practitioners.
Roxas City Jobs Fair
Among the various activities lined up during the Sinadya sa Halaran celebration in Roxas City was the 5th Roxas City Jobs Fair. It was held at the Dinggoy Roxas Civic Center, Roxas City jointly sponsored by Mayor Vicente B. Bermejo, the Roxas City Government and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in cooperation with CAPTESA, Department of Labor and Em-ployment, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Capiz PESO Federation.
According to Milagros I. Barquin, Roxas City PESO manager, many applicants applied for various jobs such as for international employment – skilled workers (carpenters, welders, plumbers, hotel staff, electricians) for Guam, Canada, Kuwait, Dubai, New Zealand, Australia, Medical and Teaching professions for USA, Canada, and Middle East, Security Guards for Macau, Domestic Helpers for Singapore, Hongkong, Cyprus, and Middle East and others.
For local employment were call centers agents, Service Crew, Management Trainees, Security Guards, Hotel Staff, and Sales Representatives.
Those accredited POEA Recruitment agencies like Manorata International Manpower Agency, MY International Manpower Corp., Concord International Human Resource Corporation, STD Overseas Manpower Employment Corporation, Active Works, Inc., Greenfields International Manpower Services, Inc. participated in Jobs Fair.
According to Barquin, the holding of these jobs fair is Halad ni Mayor Vicente B. Bermejo: Trabaho para sa mga Capiceño. /MP