Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City, (DWDD)—– The Joint Task Force National Capital Region of the Armed Forces of the Philippines joins this year’s “National Schools Maintenance Week“ of the Department of Education, an event better known as Brigada Eskwela with a theme, “Making Our Schools Safer” that is set on May 19 to 25, 2014.
Earlier coordination were made and units under the Command thru Joint Civil-Military Operation Task Group-NCR are already sending skilled personnel rendering manpower services and provided limited token materials to partner schools throughout the National Capital Region in order to cope-up and maximize its effort to meet its timeline.
The DepED regional kick-off ceremony for the Bregada Eskwela 2014 will be held on May 19 at Valenzuela City Astrodome nearby its kick-off school, the Dalandanan National High School to be attended by NCR DepEd officials led by USec Rizalino D Revira, Undersecretary for Regional Operations and Dr. Luz S. Almeda, Regional Director for DepED-NCR, local official led by Mayor Rex Gatchalian of Valenzuela City, BGen Manuel S Gonzales AFP, Commander of JTF-NCR of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Other attendees are Dr. wilfredo E Cabral, School Division Superintendent of DepED-Velenzuela City, Dr. Crisanto A Ecija, Regional Brigada Eskwela Coordinator, Cong. Shwerwin T Gatchalian and Cong. Magtanggol T Gunigundo I of the 1st and 2nd District of Valenzuela respectively.
Joint Task Force-NCR in collaboration with the fifty (50) schools within its Area of Responsibility together with the voluntary effort of teachers and school heads, parents and concerned community stakeholders to conduct school maintenance wherein the Brigada Eskwela activities covers’ minor repairs on tables and chairs, repainting, ceiling repair, polishing school building and grounds, electrical system maintenance, hygiene and sanitation facilities maintenance and etc. all together in “Bayanihan”.
Under JCMOTG-NCR are the following units: Civil-Military Operations Battalion-NCR, PA; 7th Civil-Relation Group, CRS, AFP; Civil-Military Operations Unit-NCR, PN; Naval Reserve Command-NCR, PN; 1st Air Reserve Center, PAF; 1st Civil-Military Affairs Brigade-NCR, AFPRESCOM; NCR-Regional Community Defense Center, ARESCOM.