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Lucy Torres turns nostalgic as she visits public school classroom

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Memories of her childhood came flooding back as she sat in one of these old armchairs.

Model turned Ormoc Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez went around her district to inspect schools. As she entered a classroom, she couldn’t help but reminisce her younger days of learning and hanging out in campus.

“The classrooms in the province are typically still like the ones I remember growing up,” she said during her little field trip. “The buildings are more resilient now for sure, conforming to DepEd and DPWH standards, but the handmade and homemade charm is ever strong —- cotton or lace curtains that billow gently in the wind (most probably sewn by active members of the PTA), open windows, the wooden armchairs carved with initials and snippets of students’ little love stories, quotes and posters on the wall fashioned from letters painstakingly cut-out, potted plants here and there.”

“All that said we do have the most breathtaking views —- of rolling hills and blue seas (imagine learning Science and Math with all that beauty before you!) plus expansive land that the school children use as their playground. Priceless simple joys in the countryside,” Gomez added.

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The classrooms in the province are typically still like the ones I remember growing up. The buildings are more resilient now for sure, conforming to DepEd and DPWH standards, but the handmade and homemade charm is ever strong —- cotton or lace curtains that billow gently in the wind (most probably sewn by active members of the PTA), open windows, the wooden armchairs carved with initials and snippets of students’ little love stories, quotes and posters on the wall fashioned from letters painstakingly cut-out, potted plants here and there. Very rare and only in the more recent decade or so would be some schools with air-conditioned classrooms (mostly private) but for the greater bulk it is but the bare necessities, just charmed and prettified by creative teachers. All that said we do have the most breathtaking views —- of rolling hills and blue seas (imagine learning Science and Math with all that beauty before you!) plus expansive land that the school children use as their playground. Priceless simple joys in the countryside.♥️

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The view is beautiful indeed.