Kalibo, Aklan – Clean-up and repair works in schools to prepare for this year's school opening became faster and lighter with the help of army men from the 12th IB here who joined "Brigada Eskwela" in various schools in Aklan.
According to Capt. Ricardo Villaruel, Civil Military Officer of 12th IB, a platoon from their camp worked handin-hand with teachers, parents and pupils in the conduct of Brigada Eskwela from May 17-21 in different public elementary schools here.
Capt. Villaruel said the group frm the 12th IB who joined the "Brigada" was composed of regular army men and CAFGUs.
The Philippine Army joined in the clean-up drive by painting and repairing chairs in Urquiola Elementary School and Tabayon and Agbanawan Primary schools in Banga, Aklan, Cabugao Elementary School in Altavas, Aklan and Navitas Elementary School in Malinao, Aklan.
This week, the Philippine Army will also do the Brigada in Aranas Elementary School in Balete, Aklan.
Capt. Villaruel said school officials, parents, teachers and pupils eagerly welcomed the assistance of the Philppine Army in the clean-up activity.
"School officials and parents we have talked to told us that clean-up and repair works that were usually accomplished in a week were done in a day with our help," Capt. Villaruel said. (PIA/Venus g. Villanueva)