More participants in Pangasinan 'Brigada Eskwela 2014'

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Friday, May 23, 2014

DAGUPAN CITY -- This year's national school maintenance week dubbed as "Brigada Eskwela" has generated more participants than last year, at least in the area of Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Pangasinan.

Carmina Gutierrez, DepEd-Pangasinan 1 public information officer, bared this during the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas forum on Thursday.

The activity started last Monday (May 19) and would end Saturday.


"Now there are many more who are helping the Brigada Eskwela on account of information dissemination conducted by DepEd as well as the help of our media friends," she said.

Gutierrez said that among the participants in the week-long schools clean-up were school personnel and students; parents and local government units representatives; other volunteers from government agencies such as Philippine National Police, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Social Welfare and Development, and Department of Health; some private companies and non-government organizations such as the Philippine Chamber of Commerce that helped through their donations like paints, plywoods, among other materials.

In a statement, DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro said the activity is “a nationwide voluntary effort which brings together teachers, parents and community members to do minor repair in public schools and prepare the learning environment for students, in time for the opening of classes.”

The school maintenance activity emphasized on making schools disaster-resilient, as part of DepEd's risk reduction program, said Gutierrez. (PNA)

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