GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite—The spirit of volunteerism is alive in the newest city of the Philippines during the weeklong Brigada Eskwela 2017 held from May 15 to 21, with strong public and private partnership.
Mayor Antonio “Ony” Ferrer led the volunteer effort with the private sector, teachers, students and parents in cleaning, painting, and fixing public elementary and high school rooms in preparation for the June 5 opening of the 2017-2018 school year.
Ferrer also turned over paint and cleaning materials to all public schools in the city together with younger brother Cavite 6th District Rep. Luis ‘Jon Jon’ Ferrer IV, Cavite Councilor’s League Federation president Kerby Salazar, General Trias Provincial Board Member Felix “Jango” Grepo, and city councilors.
As part of its preparations for the incoming school year, “Team GenTri” recently opened the four-storey, 16-classroom building at Pamayanang Maliksi in Pasong Kawayan Dos, and the four-story, 20-classroom building at Gov. Luis Y. Ferrer Jr Senior High School in Pasong Kawayan II, sponsored by Pagcor.
The city government is also finishing the two four-story, 16-classroom buildings in Gov. Ferrer High main campus this August and similar buildings for Santiago National High in Barangay Santiago and Gov. Ferrer High Annex in Buenavista I.