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Gomez makes ‘last request’ to successor Zamora

MANILA, Philippines — San Juan Mayor-elect Francis Zamora won on a promise to carry out expansive changes in the city long controlled by the Ejercito-Estradas, but this didn’t stop outgoing Mayor Guia Gomez from making a last request — to continue the implementation of her plans for a new high school.

Gomez said in an interview on Monday that a lot in Barangay Batis had already been expropriated for the Emilio Jacinto National High School. Construction, however, has yet to begin.

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The San Juan National High School in Barangay Corazon de Jesus houses 3,700 students in a facility meant for 1,500, forcing classes to be conducted in shifts, she explained.

Gomez expressed hope that Zamora would continue her other infrastructure programs, including the construction of medium-rise housing units for informal settlers.

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Two lots in Barangays Batis and Sta. Lucia, each measuring over 1,000 square meters, had also been expropriated for this purpose.

Other infrastructure projects Zamora will inherit are a new Hall of Justice, which is nearing completion, and the renovation of the San Juan Medical Center.

The two mayors have a complicated history, having been both allies and rivals at different points.

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TAGS: Emilio Jacinto National High School, Francis Zamora, Guia Gomez, San Juan infrastructure projects, San Juan mayoralty
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