Gov’t, Bangsamoro leaders come together for Brigada Eskwela in Lanao town

May. 31, 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Setting aside their differences, government, and Bangsamoro officials have come together to help ensure the smooth conduct of Brigada Eskwela in Lanao del Norte as schools open next month.

Instead of using guns, bullets, pen, and books, representatives of these agencies and groups used their palm as a sign of commitment to support education and providing opportunities to the people of the province, the Phil. Information Agency-10 (PIA-10) said in its report of the start of the National Schools Maintenance Week in Camp Bilal, Barangay Tamparan, Munai town, recently.

Those who graced the event were officials and representatives of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, Phil. Army, Phil. National Police, Department of the Interior and Local Government, and other line agencies.

The ceremonial kick-off was a symbolic gestures that have reverberated all throughout Lanao del Norte, especially in areas that have seen conflict in the past.

Joining the government officials is Bangsamoro Transition Authority member Abdullah Macapaar, a former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leader, also known as Kumander Bravo.

Munai is one of the municipalities in Lanao del Norte that has MILF presence.

Along with this kick off is the Launching of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Center in order to provide a practical option to the existing formal instruction.

ALS includes both non-formal and informal sources of knowledge and skills for the people of Munai town.

Led by Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) Roy Angelo E. Gazo, Brigade Eskwela aims to bring together all education stakeholders to participate and contribute their time, effort and resources to prepare public school facilities to the opening of the school year in the month of June. (

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