IWAG Teen Center Up in Pototan Soon

IWAG Teen Center Up In Pototan Soon

The provincial government is building a teen center in Pototan that will soon be named after the municipality’s Iwag Festival and is designed to illuminate the youth’s path for them to become responsible and productive individuals.

Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. led the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction of Teen Center 2.0 at Alberto Sorongon Sr. Memorial National High School on February 5, 2024. He was assisted by Mayor Rafael Enrique Lazaro, Vice Mayor Tomas Peñaflorida, School Principal Ma. Grace P. Coronado, Provincial Population Officer Atty. Ruel Von Superio, Provincial Engineer Engr. Romeo Andig, and the municipal and barangay officials, among others.

Coronado said that once completed, the facility will be called IWAG Teen Center.

IWAG stands for Illuminating the Way for the Adolescent Group.

“Ini ang magahatag sang dalan sa aton kabataan. This is not just for Alberto Sorongon Sr. Memorial National High School but for the community as well,” she said.

More or less 500 students from the school and its catchment areas are expected to benefit the youth building which will guide the teenagers to become productive citizens of the locality.

Atty. Superio said the levelled-up teen centers currently being built in secondary schools serve as a symbol of the commitment of the provincial government “in nurturing the youth to become responsible individuals and eventually become a partner in the development and nation building.”

Governor Defensor said the construction of school infrastructure is his “favourite project” under his brainchild Bulig Eskwela sang Probinsya or BES Probins Program.

The provincial government is also building a Youth Development Center in secondary school worth P5 million.

The governor appealed to the students to utilize the facility as it serves as an extension of their homes in school.

“Pangayuon ko lang sa inyo nga tipigan ninyo ang teen center kag usaron nga mapuslan ninyo. Panginpuslan ninyo sang maayo ang aton ginapatigayon para sa aton kabataan,” the governor said.

Mayor Lazaro also thanked the governor for giving priority to the welfare of the youth.

(Capitol News)