TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- The Department of Education Division of Tuguegarao City has enlisted the help of barangay communities and stakeholders in the simultaneous launching of Brigada Eskwela on Monday, May 28.
Unlike previous years, this year’s brigada launch is done at the school-level and barangay-level to form partnership and cooperation among schools and local communities.
Barangay captains and officials, parents, teachers, students, and stakeholders are expected to work together in cleaning and beautifying classrooms, school surroundings, and other school facilities in time for classes on Monday, June 6.
In Linao National High School (LNHS), over 350 participants of brigada signed a commitment to make the institution “ready for the school year.”
LNHS Principal Elpidio “Jun” Mabasa Jr told Forum that bringing the brigada launch in the community-level helps the barangay realize their role for the development of the school and its learners.
“Ang school ay hindi lang para sa school kundi ang school ay para sa barangay din…[Itong barangay-based] brigada ay para maramdaman ng barangay na malaki talaga ang involvement nila sa school at ma-mobilize yung kakayahan nila at efforts nila para matulungan ang school,” Mabasa added.
Mabasa urged parents and other stakeholders to join in the brigada for the future of all young learners.
The principal assured that with the cooperation of the school, barangay, and stakeholders, all classrooms will be tidy and ready for the start of classes on Monday, June 4.
Mabasa said this week-long “bayanihan” will run until Saturday, June 2.
“By that time, narepair na yung mga upuan na medyo may konting sira, malinis na at wala na yung mga cobwebs [para] talagang [on] Monday wala nang maglilinis. Deretso klase na ang mga mag-aaral,” he added.
The theme of Brigada Eskwela 2018 is “Pagkakaisa para sa Handa, Ligtas, at Matatag na Paaralan tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan.”
Meanwhile, LNHS also hosted this city division’s management committee meeting later that afternoon.
The meeting was led by City Schools Division Superintendent Denizon Domingo and attended by all supervisors, principals, and school heads of the division.
The said meeting aims to set all the goals of each school in this city for the upcoming school year. School heads presented their programs, projects, and activities.
Schools throughout the division also held orientations in the afternoon for incoming grade seven students and their parents. Northernforum.net