New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province – Together with the Department of Education (DepEd), Local Government Units (LGUs), School Heads (SHs), PNP and BFP, the 66 th Infantry Kabalikat Battalion participated in the Culmination Ceremony of Brigada Eskwela School Year 2019 in Cabinuangan Central Elementary School,
Poblacion, New Bataan last May 25, 2019.

With the theme: Matatag na Bayan para sa Maunlad na Paaralan, the National School Maintenance Week gun-started last May 20, 2019. The Kabalikat Troopers 66th took part in these activities and were the main force for renovation and improvement of school facilities. These include wall repainting, fencing, water pipes repair, pruning, carpentry, digging of composite, ground cleaning and many more. Furthermore, youth
symposiums, short seminars and story selling were also conducted with creative twists made by our talented school teachers; henceforth culminating on May 25, 2019. Various lively activities such as “A Jog for A Cause”, Zumba Dance Craze, free Medical and Dental services, free Hair Cut and Grooming services, Feeding Program and Blood
Donation became the highlights of the 6 day activity.

Brigada Eskwela does not only instill school pride in the community but also provides opportunity for everyone to contribute to the future of the Filipino youth in nation-building. Volunteers shared time, effort and resources to prepare public school facilities for the opening of the school year.

“School is our second home,” LTC ROMAN S MABBORANG INF (GSC) PA
stated during the Culminating Ceremony. “The conduct of Brigada Eskwela has united not just people but principles of the different sectors of the community. It removes the boundaries between groups and promotes initiative, unity, camaraderie and appreciation to education, which are also imminent factors for peace-building.” LTCOL
ROMAN S MABBORANG INF (GSC) PA stated during the opening.

He added, “We are so grateful that the trust for the Kabalikat warriors to partake in this significant activity remains strong. Since it is our mission to strongly protect the peace, rest assured that our troops will continue to support peace and development in the province even after the Brigada Eskwela.”