Photo courtesy of the Puerto Princesa City Information Office

Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) members in Barangay Sta. Monica took part in Brigada Eskwela by planting fruit trees at Sta. Monica High School (SMHS) and giving vegetable seeds to daycare centers.

In a statement released by the City Information Office (CIO), Sta. Monica SK chair Jayson Sayang said that on September 6, they planted 20 rambutan seedlings at SMHS and distributed vegetable seeds in daycare centers as part of the school’s maintenance week in Puerto Princesa.

He said that this is only the beginning of a series of activities that they would carry out at purok schools in their barangay.

“Ngayong Brigada Eskwela, kami ay nagbigay at tumulong sa pagtatanim ng 20 puno ng rambutan at mahigit 100 punla ng iba’t ibang gulay para sa paaralan ng Sta. Monica High School,” Sayang said.

He also said that it is their goal for every home in Sta. Monica to have modest vegetable gardens made out of recyclable materials and to plant trees in certain areas of the barangay.

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Sayang said the SK in Sta. Monica is doing its best to serve in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and participate in Brigada Eskwela in preparation for school opening although face-to-face classes remain restricted.

“Sa kabila ng kinakaharap nating pandemya, ang inyo pong Sangguniang Kabataan ay patuloy na maglilingkod at magbibigay ng mga programa, proyekto at mga aktibidad na makatutulong sa ating mga kabataan at pamayanan,” he said in the statement. 

Sayang expressed their gratitude to Purok Gumamela president Ellen Bracero, Brgy. Kagawad Merriam Custodio, and barangay chairman Ronaldo S. Sayang for their help in the tree planting and seed distribution activities.

The SK in Sta. Monica has activities lined up this month such as Katipunan ng Kabataan Assembly Day, Operation Tuli, Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo Training, Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention Seminar, Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Seminar, Awareness and Prevention Seminar, Balik eSKwela Program (school supplies distribution), and Shoot your Plastic Bottles Project (trash bin).

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