In coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Local Government Units, Police Regional Office 13 and other concerned agencies, the PNP will start the National Kick-off Ceremony of Brigada Eskwela in Siargao, Surigao Del Norte on Monday (May 18) together with Department of Interior Local and Government Secretary Mar Roxas as one of the guests and in NCR on the same date at Pinaglabanan City Hall, San Juan City.
With this, a total of 40 personnel from the PNP Police Community Relations Group (PCRG) were set to provide services to four (4) schools in Metro Manila to clean, repaint and repair the school buildings aside from giving security for the opening of classes this coming June for the school year 2015-2016.
On May 18 (Monday), the first group of PCRG personnel will conduct Brigada Eskwela at Batasan Hills High School, Batasan Hills, Quezon City, on May 19 (Tuesday) the second group will be at Kalantiaw Elementary School, Kalantiaw, Quezon City, on May 20 (Wednesday) the third group will at Camp Crame High School, Camp Crame, Quezon City and the fourth group will be at Mandaluyong High School, Mandaluyong City. Each group is composed of 10 police personnel.
PCRG Director, PCSupt Nestor Quinsay said, “We are not just concerned in ensuring the safety and orderliness within the schools but also its cleanliness in order to prevent health hazards from affecting our young ones and these activities are not only during the opening of classes but it is a whole year mission of the PNP."
Elsewhere around the country, Police Regional Offices (PROs) were instructed to coordinate with DepEd authorities for the deployment of PNP personnel for Brigada Eskwela activities in public schools.
The annual Operation Brigada Eskwela is a clean-up drive program initiated by the DepEd and a nationwide voluntary effort of teachers, parents, students, community members, and other organizations to do minor repairs and cleaning of schools in preparation for the start of the school year. # – Adapted News, PNP-PIO