Quezon City – The House of Representatives passed on third and final reading two bills of Iloilo City Representative Jerry Treñas converting Iloilo City elementary schools into integrated schools. House Bills 3154 and 4261, converting the A. Bonifacio Elementary School and the Bakhaw Elementary School respectively into integrated schools, were passed by the House Plenary and will soon be transmitted for consideration in the Senate.
Treñas hailed the passage of both bills, saying that the passage of the integrated schools bills gave life to the Constitutional edict for the State to protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and to take appropriate steps to make education accessible to all. “Education is the key to unlock a bright future for our children. In turn, a highly educated citizenry will hasten the development of our country and bring glory to our great nation,” said Treñas.
The A. Bonifaco Elementary School’s conversion to an integrated school will help accommodate the numerous students coming from Brgy. Jalandoni-Wilson and the nearby communities of Brgy. Tanza-Bonifacio, Brgy. Tanza-Esperanza, Brgy. Hipodromo, Brgy. Tanza-Baybay, Brgy. Kahirupan, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Brgy. Malipayon and Brgy. Rizal Pala Pala I & 2, while Bakhaw Elementary School’s conversion will give access to quality education to numerous children in Barangay Bakhaw and its neighboring barangays.