/ 19 December 2021

OFFICIALS of the Department of Education visited a Last Mile School in Negros Oriental on Tuesday to distribute school supplies.

Undersecretary for Field Operations Revsee Escobedo represented Secretary Leonor Briones and handed out school supplies, school bags, and shoes to learners of the Olympia Elementary School.

“On behalf of the Department of Education, ako’y nagpapasalamat sa ating mga guro sa kanilang sakripisyo, sa kanilang efforts and initiatives [to improve the delivery of education amid the pandemic],” Escobedo said.

The school will soon hold limited face-to-face classes.

“I was informed by our Regional Director that by January 2022 ang Olympia Elementary School and Olympia High School will participate sa ating expanded face-to-face classes,” Escobedo said.

Meanwhile, Briones spearheaded the visit to the Gabaldon School Building in Amlan Elementary School in Negros Oriental to check the conservation of the said structure.

“We are continuously ensuring that these facilities are taken care of because it is part of our growing history and I want our future learners to see them in good condition,” Briones said.

The said initiative of the Department is in support of Republic Act 11194 or the Act Mandating the Conservation of Gabaldon School Buildings Nationwide, Providing Penalties for Violations, and Appropriating Funds.

DepEd is celebrating the first Gabaldon Heritage Week from December 13 to 23 to commemorate the architectural, historical, social, and scientific value of the said establishments.