Isabela PDRRMC, school board tackle proposed Brigada Eskuwela for typhoon-hit schools’ rehab

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela — The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), together with the province’s school board on Tuesday met and tackled the proposed Brigada Eskuwela activities for the restoration of the typhoon-damaged school facilities.

Jessie James Geronimo, provincial information officer, said the meeting aims to iron out the proposed two-day Brigada Eskuwela activities in the first and second districts of the province which were badly hit by super typhoon Lawin last October 20, this year.

It can be recalled that the eye of super typhoon Lawin has crossed in the northern Isabela and Cagayan areas, leaving huge damages in agriculture and infrastructures that include houses and school buildings.

The PDRRM reported that a number of school buildings has been partially damaged in the first and second districts of Isabela and need an immediate restoration to ensure the safety of the pupils while attending their classes.

The Brigada Eskuwela is usually conducted in the month of June by the Department of Education (DepEd) before the pupils and students are about to attend their classes.

But in the aftermath of a strong typhoon, a Brigada Eskuwela is seen by the provincial government as a measure to ensure that every pupil is protected from danger from damaged school buildings.