By DPAO, 8ID PA
June 7, 2016
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan, Samar – In the spirit of bayanihan and voluntarism, the 8th Infantry Stormtroopers Division once again geared up to support the DepEd’s annual Adopt-A-School program dubbed as Brigada Eskwela that unites teachers, parents and community members to work together in repairing and preparing select public schools in Catbalogan City for the school opening.
With this year’s theme “Tayo Para sa Paaralang Ligtas, Maayos at Handa Mula Kindergarten Hanggang Senior High School”, Stormtroopers were deployed in various public schools and provided manpower assistance in doing minor repairs, painting and cleaning of schools from May 30 to June 04 2016.
Among the beneficiaries were the public schools located in the hinterland barangays of Catbalogan City namely: Palanyogon Elementary School, Bangon Elementary School, Albalate Elementary School, Cagutian Elementary School, Cag-udalo Elementary School, Ibol Elementary School, Lagundi Elementary School, Soccoro Elementary School, San Andres Elementary School and Payao Elementary School.
Brigada Eskwela was also participated and conducted simultaneously by the different line units within Eastern Visayas.
Maj. Gen. Jet B. Velarmino, Commander, 8ID said that Brigada Eskwela demonstrates 8ID’s commitment to community concerns.
“Further, joining the community in preparing the schools for the new school year is also a way to demonstrate to the people that the Stormtroopers are warrior-diplomats who can build positive and sustainable relationship with the people,” Velarmino added.