A public high school in Brooke’s Point has been hailed as a “Hall of Famer” in the medium school category of the National Brigada Eskwela 2019 Best Implementing Schools.

Grace Estefano, division information officer of the Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of Palawan, said Ipilan National High School (INHS) in Brooke’s Point has been accepted into the Hall of Fame of the nationwide school maintenance program for winning three years straight.

The awarding ceremony was held November 28 at the Philippine International Convention Center.

“Three consecutive years na sila since naging awardee. At first, unexpectedly nakakuha sila ng award sa medium school secondary level. Nagtuloy-tuloy ‘yon at nakuha na nga nila ang Hall of Fame. Next year mag-su-sustain na lang sila,” she said.

INHS is a medium-sized school with only 24 faculty members and more than 700 students.

Some of their outstanding projects during the Brigada Eskwela are the improvement of Material Recovery Facility (MRF) eco-friendly park,  compost pit, bottle brick-making, paper charcoal-making using manual paper charcoal briquette, and others.

Estefano said that it is not the size that affects the performance of the school but the initiatives they are undertaking.

“Ang tagumpay ng paaralan sa ano mang pamamalakad at nakasalalay sa school head, sa suporta ng magulang, teachers at mga estudyante kasama na rin ang suporta ng LGU,” she said.

The school is led by its principal Edgardo Mutia and Brigada Eskwela coordinator Cristina Lagrada, with the support of Brooke’s Point mayor Mary Jean Feliciano and the municipal government.

Brigada Eskwela is a nationwide mandate by the DepEd that mobilizes stakeholders to work hand-in-hand for school improvement.

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