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IN PHOTOS: Brigada Eskwela 2019 kicks off nationwide

May 20, 2019 - 8:13 PM

'More than painting or cleaning schools, we must also ensure that we provide our learners with the essentials of quality basic education,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

QUEZON CITY. Stakeholders participate in the Brigada Eskwela at the Corazon Aquino Elementary School. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Netizens' complaints: No chairs, broken toilets, outdated books in public schools

May 31, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Netizens highlight the ways in which an overburdened public school system affects students and teachers

Students, teachers and volunteers clean classroom and books and repaint armchair during Brigada Eskwela in Taguig National High School, Taguig as preparation for the start of school year 2018/on June 4. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA

IN PHOTOS: Robredo helps renovate classrooms in Navotas school

May 29, 2018 - 3:18 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says she supports raising the salaries of teachers, whom she considers as 'heroes'

BRIGADA ESKWELA. Vice President Leni Robredo leads her staff in renovating the classrooms of Wawa Elementary School in Navotas City. All photos by OVP

DepEd to hold 'special' Brigada Eskwela in Marawi on May 22

May 21, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the Department of Education has 'special concerns and interests' in the rebuilding of Marawi as the Islamic city marks one year since the start of the siege

RUINS. Months-long clashes between government troops and homegrown terrorists in 2017  left much of Marawi City in ruins. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

At Brigada Eskwela, Briones promises Marawi kids that schools will be fixed

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:45 PM

'We should never, never, never make children weep....Our duty and obligation, [as a] government in this world, is to make them happy now, is to give them all the opportunities for learning, whatever backgrounds we have,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

DepEd to hold Brigada Eskwela in Marawi on Dec 13 to 15

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says several major companies have pledged to build school buildings in Marawi City

RUINS OF MARAWI. A soldier patrols the warzone in Marawi which remains off limits to civilians weeks after the city was liberated from local terrorists. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

P2B needed to rebuild 29 ‘totally damaged’ Marawi schools

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they are allowing Marawi students who evacuated to other cities to enroll in any school with or without documentation to foster a sense of normalcy

INFRA DAMAGE. Filipino soldiers stands in front of a destroyed building in Marawi City on the day of its liberation from terrorists on October 17. File photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

WATCH: How to report school opening concerns

Jun 04, 2017 - 8:10 AM

School opening complaints from parents and students may be sent directly to the Department of Education DepEd Central Office or to its local counterparts

Brigada Eskwela pushes for better disaster preparedness in schools

May 21, 2017 - 4:34 PM

To strengthen this initiative the education department wraps up its Brigada Eskwela program with a series of seminars on disaster risk reduction management and fire and earthquake drills

REPAINT. After a year of wear and tear, the walls of Pedro P. Cruz Elementary School in Mandaluyong City is in need of a fresh coat of paint. Photo by Luigi Arce /Rappler

Drug tests for public school teachers to start during school year 2017-2018

May 17, 2017 - 6:00 AM

The initiative of the Department of Education is set to be extended to include secondary level students

Thousands of pencils donated to Cebu students on Brigada Eskwela launch

May 16, 2017 - 1:31 PM

The One Million Lapis campaign collects pencils to be distributed and turned over to different public schools with less fortunate students

EDUCATION. Council for the Welfare of Children officials turn over a symbolic pencil to Department of Education Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali (2nd from R). Photo by Apple Grace Danuco/ Rappler

WATCH: How to join Brigada Eskwela 2017

May 12, 2017 - 10:12 PM

The Education Department is calling on volunteers companies and civic groups to help fix up schools and donate school supplies and other equipment

DepEd aims to reach out-of-school youth during Brigada Eskwela

May 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the integration of the Alternative Learning System into Brigada Eskwela is very important given the President s instruction to prioritize the program

Luistro on DepEd stint: 'Most meaningful job of my life'

Jun 22, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Now that he s on his way out Education Secretary Armin Luistro urges teachers and principals to make sure no child will be left behind by the reforms of the Aquino administration

LEARNER-CENTERED. In this file photo, President Benigno Aquino III and Education Secretary Armin Luistro talk to students of Marikina Elementary School. File photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

#DRRMforKids: 'Kapitan Alerto' leads the way

Jun 08, 2016 - 5:02 PM

Cordillera s preparedness hero tours schools as classes begin

Photo by Office of Civil Defense-Cordillera

K to 12 not 100% ready, but we've done our part – Luistro

May 31, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says the remaining job is up to the local offices – DepEd s regional and division offices

DepEd calls on public to support Brigada Eskwela 2016

May 27, 2016 - 8:10 PM

The Education Department asks the public to volunteer to clean and prepare public schools in time for the opening of classes

CLEAN UP. - (File Photo) Ginalyn Bacolor, Grade III teacher of Tejero Elementary School, in Barangay Tejero, General Trias, Cavite cleans the desks of her designated classroom together with a student. (Photo by Dennis Caparas-Abrina/Contributor)

What we can learn from Brigada Eskwela

May 30, 2015 - 5:25 PM

The Brigada Eskwela is proof that an effective partnership between the government and citizens is possible

Students and community members in action. All photos by Makati High School - Supreme Student Government

A day of giving: Call center agents join Brigada Eskwela

May 20, 2014 - 6:33 PM

Volunteer call center agents join hands in rehabilitating two public elementary schools in Manila

HAND ON THE SAND. Volunteers smooth out the students’ desks with sandpaper before applying a fresh coat of paint. All photos by Donatela Manlongat/

Back to basics: Leaving notes, finding people

Nov 15, 2013 - 12:24 PM

With the long work ahead of them teachers and educators draw strength from each other

RUINS. The inside view of what was once a high school classroom in Hernani, Eastern Samar. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

'Bayanihan in action'

May 21, 2013 - 9:05 PM

Commonwealth Elementary School prepares for the school opening on June 3

Summer bayanihan at brigada eskwela

May 21, 2013 - 10:00 AM

A group of student volunteers from Xavier University High School Ateneo de Cagayan participates in the annual Brigada Eskwela program

Needed: Toilets, books, classrooms

May 23, 2012 - 8:10 PM

More than 50 elementary students in the country share one toilet This is double the number prescribed by international standards