BAGUIO CITY – The Rotary Club of Baguio North and the Rotary International Services turned over a one-storey school library building to the pupils and teachers of Adiwang Elementary School on December 10, 2018 with the construction of the building having been supervised by Rotarian Nestor Mabalo that took him couple of months to finish the construction within the target date for the second visit of their sister club from Japan.
The turn-over ceremony was witnessed by the whole force of the Rotary Club of Baguio North and other Rotarians from Baguio and Japan, members of the Parents Teachers Association, teaching staff, pupils and the Barangay Council.
Former President Arsenio Datuin of the Rotary Club of Baguio North (RCBN) and President Shigeru Umezawa, Chairman of the International Services, Rotary Club of Fukaya, North Japan, Rotary Year 2017-2018, handed over the symbolic key to Philip B. Sagalla on behalf of Federico T. Martin, Schools Division Superintendent of Baguio City Division, who in turn, turned it over to the Parents Teachers Association, faculty and staff, and pupils.
In his inaugural speech, President Umezawa reiterated his love and affection for the school community knowing that the school has now a library that serves for its purpose. He further inspires all the learners to use it as a venue to help them harvest the real fruit of education.
President Jonathan Vergara, President of the RCBN, in his concluding statement, expressed his full support in extending continuous commitment for the Club while the pupils expressed their gratitude to the Rotarians with their talents in performing a thanksgiving dance “Pattong.”
By Eugene B. Patinglag