SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, May 25 (PIA) — The La Union Provincial Police Office (LUPPO) joined in the launching of ‘Brigada Eskwela’ of Department of Education 1 (DepEd) on Monday, May 21, together with other members of the community here.
Police Chief Inspector Marlon Paiste said in an interview that this is in support to DepEd program pursuant to DepEd Memorandum No. 56 series of 2012 to ensure that public school facilities are set in time before the opening of classes on June 4 and in response to requests of various school principals seeking assistance from LUPPO in said activity.
Around 13 police personnel of LUPPO and about seven to nine policemen from the San Fernando Police Station were deployed to public schools in the province alone to help in repairing and repainting chairs, tables, and walls as well as cleaning of roofs, Paiste added.
He also explained that no major problems were encountered during the Brigada. Unfortunately, there were no tools to cut the grass or trees. Brigada will end on Saturday, May 26.
LUPPO Provincial Director Ramon Purugganan assured during the “Danggayan” radio program yesterday over DWLU, this city that they will again maximize their policemen in the province to avoid and minimize heavy traffic during the opening of classes.
The Brigada Eskwela, known as the National Schools Maintenance Week, is an annual activity undertaken by DepEd together with the local government units, private sectors, non-government organizations, police, and other members of the community. (ANL/MHH-PIA 1, La Union)