TAMBULIG, Zamboanga del Sur—By generating an unprecedented total saving of some P2 million from the implementation of the 2015 Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela, Tambulig National High School was declared last month’s champion in the regional big high school category for Zamboanga Peninsula, a top education official said.
Education Region 9 Director Isabelita Borres said Brigada, also called National Schools Maintenance Week, is a joint voluntary action of parents, local government unit officials and community leaders in undertaking minor repair or rehabilitation on public schools before opening of classes to ensure physical safety of returning student enrollees.
NSMW, led by school heads, also involves donation by LGU and civic-spirited persons of assorted construction materials—lumber, sand and gravel, cement, nails, wires, bamboo poles and GI sheets—for use in the repair of school facilities, including desks, arm chairs, tables, windows, doors, ceilings, corridors and pathways.Some individuals contributed cash.
School principal Luther D. Castelo said the generated savings during the week-long Brigada covered the combined total equivalent cost of labor by volunteer parents as well as the total value of donated construction materials from LGU officials and concerned community leaders.
Castelo said Tambulig town Mayor Caridad Balaod herself shared 50 bags of cement and P50,000 cash while Vice Mayor Protacio Aleman gave 15 galloons of paints and some 100 kilos of nails even as the Parents-Teachers Association provided the school with assorted furniture, appliances, water dispenser, television set., teachers’ tables, classroom toilet bowls, office conference table, seating materials and sofas.