Pangasinan Fourth District Representative Christopher “Toff” de Venecia debunked a spreading report that the Gabaldon school building at West Central Elementary School was supposedly demolished.
“We have always taken the issue of preserving national heritage very seriously. Kaya naman po, atin lamang lilinawin na hindi po dinemolish ang naturang gusali. Sa aming panayam sa kinauukulan, ito po ay isang direktibo mula sa Department of Education,” said the politiko.
De Venecia clarified the school is currently undergoing restoration to ensure the preservation of its heritage building.
The Pangasinan congressman is one of the authors of Republic Act Number 11194, which mandates the preservation of Gabaldon school buildings nationwide.