Brigada Eskwela and Barangay Clean and Green

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Sunday, May 27, 2012


ONCE again, all schools in the country today have started their Brigada Eskwela to prepare for the coming school year 2012.

Department of Education-Baguio, private sectors, Baguio City National High School and Annexes, Roxas National High School, Mil-an National High School and Irisan National High School, represented by their school heads, teachers, parents and students, in collaboration with the our local officials led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan, launched this year’s Brigada Eskwela on May 21 until May 25, with the distribution of cleaning tools and materials needed for the renovation, repairs and repainting of classroom, chairs, windows, ceilings and areas or facilities in the school which needed remodeling.

Dr. Elma Donaal, school principal of BCHNS, said, “Everything should be furnished and operational for the start of school, as students needed a good and conducive place for learning.”

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Donaal encouraged parents, teachers, students and private sectors to join and work for needed repairs in their respective schools.

Brigada Eskwela began as an extension of the specified objectives of Republic Act 8525, then known as Adopt-A-School Act of 1998, supported by Representative Anne Marie Periquet at the House of Representatives.

RA 8525 permits private firms, organizations and other sectors to help public schools in their needs to meet necessary educational materials for construction, training, development and innovation of instructional technology benefitting the elementary secondary and tertiary level.

This year’s Brigada Eskwela marked the continuing ties showing the spirit of camaraderie and bayanihan of the school and the private sectors, the teachers and students, parents and volunteers. The City Government of Baguio, PhilHealth, Beneco Disrict II, non-government organizations and other local business establishments gave their support to Brigada Eskwela.

To all those who offered their assistance, your kind hearts provided suitable school surroundings for the health and well-being of the young learners.

Coinciding with the Brigada Eskwela is the awarding of Baguio’s cleanest barangay.

Maintaining a clean and green neighborhood and be the best is a challenge to the 128 communities of Baguio City. Punong barangays and their residents worked hard and cooperated for the success of this program, especially with regards to proper waste disposal.

The top 5 winners were: first place receiving P100,000 cash, SLU-SVP under punong Barangay Jose Galinato; second place receiving P80,000, Middle Quezon Hill; Luwalhati Barangay came third with P60,000; tied for fourth place were Greenwater and BGH receiving P 30,000. Three barangays namely PMA Fort-del-Pilar, San Roque Village and MRR Queen of Peace won fifth place, receiving more than P6,000 each.

Congratulations to all the winners. This search indeed motivated all of us to sustain and carry on making our environment clean and green, refreshing, beautiful and spotless place to live.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on May 28, 2012.

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