Maria A. Montilla Memorial Elementary School (MAMMES) and Apolinario S. Bernardo Memorial National High School (ASBMNHS) of the City Schools Division of Tacurong (CSDT) were recognized during the National Awarding of the 2014 Search for Brigada Eskwela (BE) Best Implementers, Meralco Theater, November 26.

MAMMES and ASBMNHS were awarded during the said ceremony for being the Region XII Champions for Elementary- Small School Category and Secondary-Small School Category, respectively. The National Search for BE Best Implementers recognize champion-schools in every region in the country.

Memvie L. Alesna, MAMMES Principal and Ma. Teresita H. Escobia, ASBMNHS accepted the award in behalf of their schools and stakeholders.
They were accompanied by City Schools Division Superintendent Romelito G. Flores, CESE and their respective BE Coordinators- Geonex M. Leonin (MAMMES) and Victor Amborgo (ASBMNHS).

Mayor Lina O. Montilla, Vice-Mayor Joseph George Lechonsito, City Councilors Rodrigo Jamorabon and Ariel Ferdinand Dela Cruz were also present during the ceremony.

They, together with other government officials, department’s external stakeholders, were acknowledged by the DepEd Secretay himself, Bro. Armin A. Luistro. Their support, according to the Secretary, satisfies the essence of Brigada Eskwela which is the spirit of volunteerism and public private partnership for education.

Earlier this year, on September 5, MAMMES and ASBMNHS received their awards from DepEd XII during the 7th Regional Management Committee Meeting cum Awarding Ceremony in Tacurong City.

(Memvie Alesna, P-1, City Schools Division of Tacurong)