Schools in Loboc Bohol

Gov. Erico B. Aumentado recently inaugurated two school buildings of the Loboc School of Music in Loboc, Bohol.

The first building, consisting of two classrooms, was donated by the Bohol Provincial Government through the effort of Governor Aumentado with the support of the Local Government of Loboc.

The second building with four classrooms was donated by the First Consolidated Bank, Cong. Adam Relson Jala, and Undersecretary of Transportation Eladio Jala.

These buildings are located in the Loboc School of Music campus on top of the hill in Jimili-an, Loboc, Bohol.

The inauguration of the school buildings was attended by Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap, officials of the Loboc Local Government, officers of the Philippines-Australia Community Assistance Program (PACAP), officers of the Loboc Youth Education Association (LYEA), and more than 400 students and their parents.

The Loboc School of Music is a project of the LYEA.

During the inauguration, Governor Aumentado committed additional fundings for the sound proofing of the school's recording studio, and Secretary Yap committed air-conditioning of the studio and additional musical instruments. Secretary Yap has earlier donated various musical instruments and was responsible for the P1M donation of President Arroyo for the Project

At present, the Loboc School of Music is offering classes in note reading and musical instrumentation.

Since the implementation of its Loboc Music Project, the Loboc Youth Education Association has already organized the Loboc Youth Ambassadors Band, the Loboc Ambassadors Rondalla, Oy National High School Band in Barangay Oy, Camayaan National High School Band, Loboc National High School Band, and PMI Loboc Academy High School Band.

The Loboc Youth Ambassadors Band is performing on Friday and Saturday nights at the Loboc Childrens' Theater and on invitations. The Loboc Ambassadors Rondalla is also performing daily at the docking port and on invitation.

The Loboc Music Project of LYEA is supported by the Philippines-Australia Community Program (PACAP), the Bohol Provincial Government, LGU Loboc, the First Consolidated Bank, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA) and Ambassador Carlos Chan and family. Presently, it has 98 college scholars due to the support of Bohol Island State University (BISU), BITG-International College, Holy Name University and the University of Bohol.

LYEA aims to promote, develop and train the youth the art of music and the use of musical instruments, pursue an integrated scholarship program for the youth with music and use of musical instrument, and establish, maintain and operate a school of music in Loboc.