DepEd accords P’que schools in BE Awards


Undersecretary for Legislative Affairs, External Partnerships, and Project Management Service Tonisito M.C. Umali of the Department of Education (DepEd) bestowed a distinguished plaque and certificate of recognition to the schools of the Schools Division of Paraῆaque City for grabbing the Best Implementer and Special Awards in the National Brigada Eskwela (BE) Awarding Ceremonies held at the Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City, on June 20, 2022.


First, Paranaque National High School (PNHS) – Main bested the BE Best Implementer in Mega Secondary School category (for the second time insofar as the previous BE search) and the Best School-Community-Home Partnerships award.


Next, the consistent BE winner, F. Serrano Sr. Elementary School (FSES), snatched the Large Elementary School category and the Best Home Learning Space and Best Partnership Engagement Activity special awards.


Then, Baclaran National High School seized the Best Implementer in Medium Secondary School category and Best Brigada Eskwela Collaboration at the School District.


DepEd likewise awarded La Huerta Elementary School with schoolhead Genie Ann T. Santos and Don Galo Elementary with Michelle Camposano as among the most prepared schools in the country.


The 2021 BE awards recognized the efforts of the stakeholders, teachers, parents, and learners in the BE program from August 3 to September 30. Its theme, “Bayanihan para sa Paaralan” emphasized the country’s collective efforts in promoting collaboration for safe living and addressing social issues and concerns in schools, homes, and the community.


Schoolheads Antonio B. Dorado of FSES; Erzenia P. De Guzman, BNHS; and Gerry A. Lumaban, PNHS Main, received the national awards with the assiduous and indomitable Senior Education Program Specialist (SEPS) for Social Mobilization and Division Partnership Focal Person Maximino E. Santos Jr.


Schools Division Superintendent Evangeline P. Ladines expressed her appreciation to the schools, especially the leadership of the schoolheads with their school BE focal persons, for intensifying stakeholder collaboration as partners in education. She encouraged all other schools to emulate the initiative of the school BE awardees as she believed that their novel share of pulling their weights would eventually affect increased student performance brought by shared responsibility, accountability, and partnership. (by Reena G. Orquina)