ANGELES CITY – Pampanga First District Rep. Carmelo “Jon” B. Lazatin II joined other government officials, private and multi-sectoral groups in supporting this year’s nationwide Brigada Eskwela which started from May 15 to 20.
Lazatin, after fulfilling his duties in Congress attending sessions and committee hearings, visited several schools in Angeles City, Mabalacat City and the municipality of Magalang to signify his collaboration with stakeholders in the education community to advance the annual activity’s objectives with the theme “Isang DepEd, Isang Pamayanan, Isang Bayanihan para sa Handa at Ligtas na Paaralan.”
Using personal resources, Lazatin extended assistance in line with the preparation of schools including cleaning, painting, electrical and plumbing works of classrooms, offices and other facilities as well as providing disaster preparation materials needed for this academic year.
At the same time, he likewise instructed his District Office staff to consult with Department of Education (DepEd) officials in identifying priority projects for possible inclusion in the plans of different national government agencies.
Schools officials, for their part, have expressed their appreciation to Lazatin for his willingness to help for the success of the synchronized actions benefitting Filipino students.
Lazatin have likewise linked up with DepEd in calling for volunteers to bring together all education stakeholders to participate and contribute their time, effort and resources to prepare public schools for the opening of school year in June 5.
“With or without Brigada Eskwela, we have to institutionalized our collective effort to improve and strengthened our learning institutions because this will surely spell development in our nation,” Lazatin stressed.
The Brigada Eskwela is the National Schools’ Maintenance Week that aims to ready the country’s public educational system for the incoming academic year next month, according to DepEd.