CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Central Luzon has joined other government agencies in this year’s conduct of the Brigada Eskwela held in several schools across the region.
The annual Brigada Eskwela, spearheaded by the Department of Education, is conducted before the opening of academic year to prepare classrooms and other school facilities for the students and teachers’ utilization.
In a media forum held Thursday, May 23, DPWH Central Luzon District Engineer Janet Nero said the regional office, under the direct instruction of Secretary Mark Villar, deployed personnel to implement maintenance and rehabilitation activities on several school facilities.
“We repainted pedestrian lanes, particularly those in front of schools, as well as the classrooms and we also initiated vegetation inside and outside the school premises,” Nero said.
DPWH Regional Director Roseller Tolentino also instructed the region’s engineers to conduct inspection and check on the structural integrity of the school buildings in areas that were affected by the recent 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck the region, Nero added.
Nero, meanwhile, also gave an update on the ongoing construction of school buildings in Central Luzon undertaken by the DPWH that are aimed at making classrooms conducive to the learning and teaching needs of students and teachers.