THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will participate in the annual Brigada Eskwela in order to promote the spirit of volunteerism and community service especially among its members, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said on Saturday, May 18.
Aquino said it will be the first time that the PDEA will take part in the Department of Education’s (DepED) Brigada Eskwela program which will be held on May 20 to 25 nationwide.
He said he ordered all PDEA regional offices to actively participate in the week long initiative and help ensure its effective implementation in selected public elementary and secondary schools in their respective areas.
He said each of the agency's regional units will be allocated P5,000 for the purchase of cleaning and beautification materials for the program.
“PDEA agents and personnel are more than ready to extend assistance in cleaning up classsrooms and school grounds, and the repair and repainting of walls, ceilings, chairs, tables and other fixtures, in preparation for a safe, clean, and conducive learning environment for incoming students,” Aquino said.
“In keeping with the Filipino spirit of bayanihan, PDEA volunteers its effort, time and resources to participate in the country’s quest to foster safe, healthy learning environment for today’s students and become tomorrow’s productive citizens,” he added.
Deped’s 2019 Brigada Eskwela is dubbed “Matatag na Bayan Para sa Maunlad na Paaralan.”
Brigada Eskwela is the national schools’ maintenance week that aims to gather together communities and education stakeholders including teachers, parents and students to participate and help prepare public school facilities for the opening of the new school year in June. (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo/SunStar Philippines)