DepEd generates P2B savings from 'Brigada Eskwela'
By J. Antonio Rimando (The Philippine Star) Updated January 19, 2012 12:00 AM
MANILA, Philippines -
One such project which has enabled the DepEd to generate annually billions of savings for the government is its “Brigada Eskwela”, which it usually implements before the start of a new school year, in virtually all public elementary and secondary schools in the country.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro explained that “Brigada” is a joint volunteer activity among parents and civic-
Luistro said the “Brigada”, also known as the National Schools Maintenance Week (NSMW), also involves civic organization leaders and education stakeholders who donate assorted construction materials — such as lumber, sand and gravel, cement, plywood, paints, hollow blocks, nails, wires, bamboos and GI sheets — for use in the repair of desks, windows, classroom walls, tables, toilets, chairs, ceilings, floors and pathways.
Not a few leaders of local government units (LGUs) and concerned owners of business establishments also contribute cash to the “Brigada” which was initiated by former Education Secretary Edilberto de Jesus who claimed that “the promotion of basic education is the concern of every body.”
Initial summary report as of Dec. 14, 2011 on resources generated during the 2011 “Brigada” released by Merlie Asprer, operations manager of DepEd’s Adopt-
The statistical report was personally copy-
The data revealed that Central Luzon (Region 3) submitted the biggest total savings from the week-
Ilocos (Region 1) secured a saving of P287,331,756.36 and 377,025 VPs to place second followed by Central Visayas (Region 7) which saved P196,026,200.47 with 861,736 VPs and Western Visayas (Region 6) which piled up a saving of P182,504,279.11 with 965,293 VPs.
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