LGU-TABACO FULLY-SUPPORTS DEPED's BRIGADA ESKWELA
About 800 employees of the City Government of Tabaco have imbibed the “bayanihan” spirit of the BRIGADA ESKWELA, practiced annually by the students, teachers, school officials and the community.
City Mayor Krisel Lagman-Luistro enacted Memorandum Circular No. 1 series of 2012, requiring all department heads, section chiefs, rank and file, consultants, contract of service and job-order workers of the local government of Tabaco to render eight-hours of community service to any public school in the city from May 21 to 25, 2012.
The 8-hour community service may also be delivered through a donation in cash or in kind with a minimum value of half the donor employee’s daily rate.
“In our own little way we can alleviate some of the schools’ concerns faced not only by our school teachers and officials but most especially by our students—our very own sons and daughters,” said the City Mayor, expressing with much-gusto, to encourage her fellow LGU-constituents to support the campaign, during the LGU flag ceremony activity on May 21.
Much to the relief of her personnel, she assured her LGU people that those hours spent in the Brigada Eskwela will be compensated with their respective daily rate.
“We are very, very grateful for such show of support,” said Myrna B. Gonzales, school principal of Tabaco National High School on the participation of LGU officials and employees in the Brigada Eskwela.
The Tabaco City is currently the regional winner and contender to the 2012 National Literacy Award of the Department of Education to be held on 17-21 September 2012.