By: Emme Rose Santiagudo
After fulfilling their duties in the midterm elections on May 13, 2019, the Department of Education (DepEd) will now focus on the start of classes in June with the launching of Brigada Eskwela.
The region-wide launching of Brigada Eskwela themed Matatag na Bayan Para sa Maunlad na Paaralan was held in Silay City, Negros Occidental on Friday.
According to Dr. Victor de Gracia Jr., Officer-in-Charge at Dep-Ed-6 Office of the Regional Director, Brigada Eskwela will prepare classrooms and other school facilities for the opening of classes on June 3.
“The activity is already an institution. The purpose is ginapreparar ang schools para indi na magasagi paninlo kag ready na magklase sa June 3,” he said.
De Gracia said the Brigada Eskwela is also seen to promote the spirit of volunteerism and bayanihan among the participants.
“Well, ang collaboration and partnership with the stakeholders mabulig para mapreparar ang schools for the opening of classes. Dira naton makita ang bayanihan spirit and volunteerism sang aton mga stakeholders,” he said.
Though the duties of the teachers in the May 13 elections just ended, De Gracia hopes that the teachers can adjust and prepare for the start of classes.
DepEd is expecting a total of 1,934,183 students in the region for the opening of classes on June 3.