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PhRO II Donates Computers to Public Schools October 3, 2011

True to its promise of helping the poorest sector, PhilHealth Regional Office II recently played good samaritan by donating two (2) used but still serviceable computer units to the Don Paulino Elementary School in the 3rd district of Cagayan province.

The school is one of the remotest schools situated in Sitio Canagan, Barangay Divisoria, Enrile, Cagayan, and is a few kilometers away from the center of the municipality. Resources are not enough to meet the demands of the schoolchildren.

The turnover ceremony, which was graced by PhilHealth officers led by Gregorio V. Rulloda, Area Vice President for North Luzon and NCR and Dr. Roberto T. Reyes, PhRO II Vice President, drew excitement among the pupils and teachers of the school.

In his message, Reyes said that one of the projects of PhRO II this year is to provide still serviceable computer units to schools with limited resources. "Proper learning and education, especially now that we are in the computer age, must start at a young age, thus, the donated computers can help enhance their learning skills," he said.

Aside from the Don Paulino Elementary School, PhRO II is also set to donate computers to Itawes National Agricultural and Technical School (Tuao), Enrile East District (Enrile), Duyun Elementary School (Rizal), all in Cagayan province.

School principal Ruby Maramag, thanked PhRO II for choosing their school as one of the recipients of the computers. She said that with the meager budget that the DepEd has allotted to their elementary school, buying even a second-hand or used computer unit is not possible. "PhilHealth has answered our need and aspirations to have at least one, and these units will surely help us all in teaching our pupils in the school," she said. "What our pupils used to see only in television sets and in books, they can now see and study with in its actual form," Maramag added.

The turnover activity culminated with actual computer operations done by pupils, with the assistance of PhRO II's Management Information System staffmembers. (Samuel Morillo, PRO III)

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