Las Piñas City Mayor Nene Aguilar today directed officials of schools in the city’s public elementary and secondary schools to conduct massive cleanup activities in preparation for the school opening next month.
The activity is part of the series of clean-up activities this summer to strengthen city government’s effort to “care for the environment, maintain cleanliness and attend to the physical and cultural well-being of the people.”
Aguilar, on monitoring the said concerted efforts, wants to ensure a 100% (percent) compliance of the city’s public elementary and high schools to benefit the more than 14,000 schoolchildren who will be enrolled this school year.
Las Piñas City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Norma Ablan Adamos also announced that May 21-25 will be Brigada Eskwela Clean-up activity involving school principals, teachers and non-teaching personnel, parents and non-government organizations (NGO’s).
School officials and employees are mandated to conduct the necessary preparation before the start of the school year to prevent delay or unnecessary loss of school time.
Volunteers to Brigada Eskwela ensure that all classrooms and school facilities like chairs, tables, boards as well ventilation are properly maintained not only to be more conducive for learning but also for the safety and protection of the school children.
Aguilar likewise appealed to private school owners, residents and homeowners to strengthen and maintain regular clean-up drive activities in their surroundings to arrest the possible spread of water borne disease, especially dengue.
“Every nook and cranny of local schools must be kept spic and span so as not to risk the pupils contracting the deadly disease,” he said.
“We could not be complacent. We must take all the necessary preventive measures to ensure a safe and clean environment not only to protect the people but Mother Earth as well,” Aguilar said.
Aguilar also directed earlier barangay officials and green volunteers in Las Piñas City to conduct clean-up activities to clear waterways and all tributaries of wastes in preparation before the onset of the rainy season to prevent flooding. (END)