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A-People add fresh touches to Brigada Eskwela

Amy Chua, Wilbert Brua, and Francis Monato | June 8, 2018

On its 11th year as a partner in DepEd’s Brigada Eskwela, the Aboitiz Group introduced new activities for A-People who gathered in Manila, Cebu, and Davao to help our public schools prepare to open a new school year.



Aboitiz team members and scholars trooped to C.P. Sta. Teresa Elementary School in Taguig City, Pateros Elementary School in Pateros, and Talamban Elementary School in Cebu City last May 19 to help out in various tasks that promote the theme of “Pagkakaisa Para sa Handa, Ligtas at Matatag na Paaralan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan”.

This year’s Brigada was made more interesting as volunteers took advantage of the opportunity to build mini-nurseries, rehabilitate vegetable garden plots, and cover school textbooks. These activities were welcome additions to the regular task of armchair, desk, classroom, and mural painting at Aboitiz Foundation’s assisted schools.


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Our collective efforts count by helping our government achieve its national targets in an area close to our hearts — education. Likewise, it serves as a challenge for us to continue finding innovative solutions to help improve public education in our country in order to raise our future nation builders and fulfill our brand promise of advancing business and communities.

–Erramon Aboitiz
President & CEO
Aboitiz Equity Ventures


At C.P. Sta. Teresa, DepEd Usec. Tonisito Umali, Dept. of Agrarian Reform Usec Ranibai Dilangalen, Agricultural Training Institute’s Elsa Parot, Taguig City Admin for Education Francis Barrameda, and Taguig City Mayor Laarni Cayetano dropped by to meet A-People and thank the Aboitiz Group for its contribution to the nationwide campaign.


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Aboitiz business units AboitizPower, AboitizLand, and Pilmico also conducted their respective Brigada Eskwela activities during the National Schools Maintenance Week on May 28 to June 2. Part of Davao Light’s activities, for example, was is “KuryenTalks”, a forum on energy conservation and electrical safety attended by teachers and parents.



Since 2008, Aboitiz team members have committed to helping make hundreds of schools nationwide conducive to learning for students through the Brigada Eskwela program.


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