6 Schools in Region 1 Receive National Awards in Brigada Tilt

City of San Fernando, La Union – Six public schools in Region I were recognized for sustaining their exemplary performance in the implementation of the Department of Education (DepEd)’s Brigada Eskwela (BE) Program. The 2015 Brigada Eskwela National Awarding Ceremony was held at the Tanghalang Pasigueño, Pasig City on November 25, 2015.

The Best Brigada School National Awardees for the Small School Category were San Antonio Elementary School in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte and Pallas Integrated School in Vintar, Ilocos Norte for Elementary and Secondary level, respectively. For the Big School Category, the awardees were Sagat Elementary School in Sta. Cruz Elementary School in Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur and Tayug National High School in Tayug, Pangasinan. For the Exceptional School Category, these were Sta. Cruz Central School in Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur and Pinili National High School in Pinili, Ilocos Norte for Elementary and Secondary level, respectively.

These schools are the region’s Best Brigada School Implementers of the program. The schools were screened according to their scope of work (based on School Improvement Plan); diverse volunteer participation form the private sector, community and government agencies involvement; generation resources; and alignment of the maintenance effort to the current Brigada Eskwela theme, “Tayo Para sa Kalinisan, Kaligtasan at Kahandaan ng mga Paaralan.”

Dr. Lorenzo C. Agustin, Chairman of BE Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG) represented Dr. Alma Ruby C. Torio, Regional Director of DepEd Region 1 during the awarding ceremony. DepEd Region I RTWG ensures continued support to the program and constant monitoring to ensure compliance with the guidelines set by the DepEd Central Office. RD Torio extended her commendation to the awardees and encouraged them to continue and upgrade their best practices to be able to inspire more schools to be part of the program.

Brigada Eskwela, also called Bayanihan sa Paaralan, promote volunteerism and public-private partnership. Since then, Brigada Eskwela has become Deped’s model of genuine and public and private partnership in action, which participants from the communities as well as volunteers give their time and effort for school’s clean-up campaign.