Caloocan City officials, staff volunteer for school cleanup


Department heads and employees of the Caloocan City Hall will take the lead in volunteering their labor and personal resources for the yearly clean-up drive and beautification project in different public schools in the city.

This initiative is in support of the yearly Brigada Eskwela project of the Department of Education (DepEd) in preparation for the opening of classes.

Mayor Oscar Malapitan said that aside from volunteering their time and skills in the clean-up drive, city hall employees also gathered their own funds in order to buy cleaning implements which could be used during the week-long program.

The mayor appealed to his constituents to support Brigada Eskwela by volunteering manpower or by donating materials that could be used in repairing broken chairs and tables, windows and comfort rooms in schools.

“We hope that the city hall employees will serve as an example to the residents of Caloocan. We acknowledge the need of our public schools to be more conducive to learning and prepared in times of disasters.  And through the unity of the local government,  the teachers, parents, students and the community, we can make this happen. I encourage everyone to adopt a local school and extend whatever help they can,” he said.

Malapitan ordered the city engineering office to do dredging and declogging operations in canals and sewers, especially in areas near the schools where flooding is frequent.

The city mayor noted the success of last year’s Brigada Eskwela where private and public individuals volunteered their resources and skills to prepare the schools and classrooms for the opening of classes.

Brigada Eskwela, with the theme “Tayo Para sa Kalinisan at Kahandaan ng Ating mga Paaralan”, will be conducted on May 18-22, 2015 in 88 primary and secondary schools all over Caloocan.

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