Preparations for schools opening ongoing

THE Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) has prepared and put in place security measures for the expected influx of students for the June 3 opening of classes in elementary and secondary public schools.

City Police Director Jesus Cambay assured the public that his men are ready, willing, and able to provide security for the thousands of students going back to schools next month.

According to the city’s top cop, the BCPO are tasked to deploy policemen in pedestrian lanes as requested by City Schools Superintendent Estella Cariño. As practiced during schools opening, the police are in close coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd).

But Cambay stressed, “Hindi lahat madedeployan [due to the lack of personnel] but we will have a watch man at kung kaya po namin ay maglalagay kami ng mga mag-aasist. We will also contact the barangay officials to help,” he assured.

Cambay also called on the public to give them feedback as to the services they are delivering to be able to improve on these.

The BCPO usually deploys cops to man the perimeters of schools and universities in the city.

Superintendent Cambay assured the BCPO will provide a safe environment conducive to learning not only during the opening of classes but throughout the school year.

Meanwhile, Cariño said the conduct of the annual Brigada Eskwela focused on the gulayan sa eskwelahan, waste management and water sanitation.

She added that DepEd continues to encourage students to help clean areas where dengue causing mosquitoes may thrive.

However, Cariño said that schools will have to make do with resources available in their clinics but assured students will not be neglected due to the lack of equipment in this vital facility.

She also assured food being served in school canteens are being inspected by school nurses to ensure its safety before being served to students and teachers. And only those who have the permits are allowed to continue their operations.

She also appealed to students and parents to cooperate with them in order to achieve all their goals this school year. (Jan Trish Acdan-MMSU Intern/Mack Nel Fernandez)

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