Marikina Elementary School, Marikina City
25 May 2015
President Benigno S. Aquino III led the preparations for the upcoming opening of classes at Marikina Elementary School as part of the 2015 Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela project of the Department of Education (DepEd).
The Chief Executive was ushered to the newly-painted classrooms of the school which is under the Brigada Eskwela. He also inspected the ongoing enrollment and the learning materials for students which is part of the Oplan Balik Eskwela.
In his speech, President Aquino exclaimed that 46,624 public schools all over the country undergone minor repairs and cleaning of classrooms in preparation for the start of the school year. He thanked the school communities, parents, government offices and the armed forces as well as private utility companies on their voluntary effort and support on the project.
“Kaya nga po, sa mga kasama natin sa araw na ito, pati sa mga nag-volunteer nitong mga nakaraang araw; sa mga ahensya at kumpanya, sa mga guro, magulang, at estudyante hindi lamang dito sa Marikina Elementary School kundi sa buong bansa, maraming salamat sa inyo. Lalo akong napupuno ng pag-asa, dahil alam kong kayo at mga tulad ninyo ang nasa likod ko,” he said.
The President was joined by Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Emmanuel Villanueva, Marikina Mayor Del de Guzman and other city officials.
Brigada Eskwela is launched every year two weeks before class opening to bring together volunteers to prepare and spruce up public schools.
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