Undersecretary Alberto Muyot, Undersecretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs of the Department of Education led the Region 1 kick-off program of the 2013 Brigada Eskwela at Ilocos Sur National High School (ISNHS), Vigan City, May 20.
With USEC Muyot were Dir. Teresita Velasco, Regional Director; Saula Jomaya, Education Program Supervisor II and Regional Brigada Eskwela Coordinator; officials of the Division of Vigan City, headed by Mr. Jorge Reinante, Schools Division Superintendent; and the faculty and non-teaching personnel of ISNHS headed by the school principal, Dr. Giovanni V. Velasco.
The kick-off program started with a kalesacade around Vigan City and town proper of Caoayan, Ilocos Sur. An opening program attended by provincial, city and barangay officials led by Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Jerry Singson, Sangguniang Panlungsod Member George Villanueva and the barangay Captains of Brgy. IV, VII and Ayusan Norte followed.
Atty. Muyot said in his inspiration message, “I am surprised to see the massive participation of stakeholders and volunteers to the Brigada Eskwela. It’s so overwhelming to see such a very big crowd as this.” He also underscored the importance of accepting the current innovation on the Philippine educational system particularly on the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum.
Usec. Muyot led everyone in the initial painting of the Radio Room inside the ISNHS gymnasium and tree planting at the ISNHS Tree Park.
Representatives of the different stakehoders Mr. Nolito Ragunjan (ISNHS PTA President), Dr. Ruth Judith Cristobal (Rotary Club of Vigan President), Dr. Esperanza Lahoz (Ilocos Sur Medical Society President), Engr. Reynaldo Ablog (Chief, Construction Section – DPWH 1st Ilocos Sur Engineering Dist.), Engr. Nestor Pajaro (Phil. Institute of Civil Engineers – Ilocos Sur President), Mrs. Maricon Decena (ISNHS Class 1988), Ms. Maxima Alconcel (Church of Latter Day Saints) and Mia Sharlotte Florendo (ISNHS SSG President) expressed their commitment in continuously supporting the Brigada Eskwela.
Prior to the hosting of regional kick-off program, ISNHS was awarded as one the Best Brigada Eskwela Implementers (Big School category) for 2 consecutive years (SY. 2011-2012 and SY 2012-2013).