By Mortz C. Ortigoza
MANGALDAN – The mayor here cited the cooperation of the various sectors as the secret why this town’s Barangay Bantayan has been a national awardee last year of the Best Brigada Eskwela Implementer.
BALLOONS. Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno (extreme left) and Barangay Bantayan Chairman Ritchie Abalos (2nd from left), and officials of the Department of Education released the ceremonial balloons to end the caravan and kicked off of the Brigada Eskwela held at the Mangaldan Integrated School Special Education or formerly Bantayan Central School.
Bantayan was the national awardee last year of the Best Brigada Eskwela Implementer. MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA
“Diyan nila makikita ang pagkaka-isa at pagtutulungan ng mga involved para sa edukasyon ng mga bata. Ngayon pinakita natin na ang Municipality of Mangaldan ay todo suporta sa kicked off ng eskuwelahan na ito para sa lahat,” Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno explained during the Brigada Eskwela held last May 18 at the Mangaldan Integrated School Special Education or formerly Bantayan Central School.
Brigada Eskwela is a nationwide voluntary effort which started in 2003, bringing together teachers, parents, and the community to do clean up and repairs the public schools to prepare the facilities for the June school opening.
The kicked off at Bantayan was attended by Department of Education Regional Director Teresita M. Velasco, School Division -II Superintendent Lawyer Donato D. Balderas, Jr., School Division-II Assistant Superintendent Sheila Marie Premicias, Governor Amado T. Espino, Vice Governor Ferdinand Calimlim, Mayor Parayno, Vice Mayor Manny Casupang, members of this town council, and other luminaries from the Dep Ed regional and provincial offices.
Mayor Parayno assailed critics that her all-out support to the public schools here are for political brownie points.
She said her zeal in raising the bar of the public education here is her love to the stakeholders.
“Ang sikreto siguro, the main ingredient, is the heart. Tunay na pagtutulungan. Hindi lang katulad ng naririnig diyan na sabi nila pinupulitika ko lang pero ang talagang vision ko is true leadership sa pagtulong sa bayan”.
Parayno said her administration allocates regularly a big chunk of monetary support to public education here.
According to Rose Hulipas, administrative officer of the local government here, this town hosted the caravan and program that kicked off the Brigada Eskwela 2015 here.
All primary and secondary public schools all over the country simultaneously started the Brigada Eskwela last May 18 for the opening of classes in June.