By Edith B. Colmo
CAPIZ Division of the Department of Education (DepEd) grabbed the grand slam recognition for the different categories of the National Brigada Eskwela 2021 Awards.
The awarding ceremony was held at the Iloilo Convention Center, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
Awarded for Best Implementing School elementary level,
- small category was Maninang Elementary School in Sapi-an, Capiz led by Juvy Selorio – school head and Catherine Balad-on, Brigada Coordinator;
- for medium school category: Juan S. Jarencio Elementary Memorial School in Sigma, Capiz led by Mary Jean Basa, school head, and Vicente Ramon Galindo, Brigada Coordinator;
- for large school category: Tapaz Elementary School in Tapaz, Capiz led by Dr. Glenda Gervero, school head, and Kristine Pearl
Alberca, Brigada Coordinator.
In the secondary level,
- small school category: Roxas Farm School at Tapaz, Capiz led by Dr Jocelyn Garbosa, school head, and Veronica Galve,
- medium school category: Antonio Belo Memorial Integrated School at Timpas,Panitan, Capiz led by Jimmy Aspera, school head, and Art Dasal, Brigada Coordinator;
- for large school category: Jagnaya National High School at Jagnaya, Jamindan, Capiz led by Dr. Yoly Lindo, school head,
and Dr. Mary Joy May Joy Llanda, Brigada Coordinator.
Capiz Division is also a recipient of Brigada Special Awards.
- Best School community home partners award was given to Vicente Andaya Sr National High School at Sigma, Capiz, led by Dr. Jimmy Billones, school head and Marlon Rellente Brigada Coordinator;
- for Best Home Learning Spaces was awarded to Jose Diva Avelino Jr. at Hipona, Pontevedra, Capiz led by Charlie Begas, school
head, and Elden Bonita, Brigada Coordinator.
DepEd-6 regional director Ramir Uytico said education in Western Visayas is flourishing.
“The regional mantra, where every child is a champion, also serves as an inspiration to the region. An indigenous child is a champion, an ALS learner is a champion, and a child with special needs is a champion.
Brigada Eskwela is not just a one-shot activity, instead, it is a whole year activity to ensure that learners ‘needs are given utmost priority,” he said.
In 2021, DepEd Region 6 has 84,108 Brigada Eskwela partners, and as of May 2022, the region has already 59,784 partners.
DepEd Capiz Division Superintendent Miguel Mac Aposin said the grand slam awards received by Capiz simply show that the Bayanihan
spirit is alive here.
“The partners and stakeholders and local officials are supporting our schools, in response to the call for support in the Brigada Eskwela. As a matter of fact, our schools in Capiz have been a recipient of multifarious awards. The Sapian National High School has been a recipient of the Hall of Fame Award in the Brigada Eskwela. We do not work for the award, but it is undeniable that our eff orts are recognized, because of the overwhelming response of our partners and supporters to the Brigada Eskwela,” he added. Criteria in selecting the best performing schools in Brigada Eskwela 2021 awards are Brigada Eskwela Partnership Engagement activities – 40%; resources generated related to the new Brigada Eskwela framework – 30%; and Bayanihan eff orts to support the BE-LCP implementation – 30%.*