As the opening of classes draws near, the Parañaque City Government under the leadership of Mayor Florencio Bernabe, Jr. instructed local school officials to make sure that public school system is ready for the opening of SY 2010-2011 which will officially begin on June 15.
Following the mayor’s directives, the Department of Education Parañaque Division of City Schools headed by Supt. Joel San Luis mobilized teachers, PTCA officers, parents and volunteer students for its Brigada Eskwela Program. The city government provided painting materials for the effort. It also donated new desks to replace those that are beyond repair.
“The best way to start the school year is to make sure that desks, classrooms and other school facilities are not only in good condition but also create an atmosphere which is conducive to learning which is why we are putting all our efforts ensuring that everything is ready when classes begin next week.”, Mayor Bernabe said.
The city has 41 public elementary and high school buildings, including the 4 new modern multi-level edifices which were built under the administration of Mayor Jun Bernabe. The Parañaque Division Office has 2,028 teachers.
In a related development, Mayor Bernabe instructed the Parañaque Bureau of Fire Protection under F/Supt. Manuel Manuel to make fire safety inspections in schools. Meanwhile, the local chief executive also directed the Parañaque PNP under P/Sr. Supt. Alfredo Valdez to increase police visibility in schools and the Parañaque Traffic Management Office headed by Mr. Mario Bautista to maintain the smooth flow of vehicular traffic and safety of pedestrians. (Public Information Office)