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DPWH supports DepEd’s ‘Oplan Balik Eskwela’ project


DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) extends its support to the “Oplan Balik Eskwela,” an annual campaign initiated by the Department of Education to ensure the smooth opening of classes on June 1.
Information Officer Bernard Caronongan of the DPWH-2nd District Engineering Office said their office spruced up pedestrian lanes in the second and fourth congressional districts of Pangasinan, particularly those near schools.
“Repainting of pedestrian crossings along national roads will ensure the safety of the pupils and students when crossing the streets to and from their schools,” he said during the Pantongtongan Tayo radio program of PIA-Pangasinan on Tuesday.
Caronongan said their office’s maintenance division was also mobilized to undertake clearing of obstructions on streets leading to school sites, and de-clogging operations of drainage systems to avoid flooding when rain occurs.
The DPWH actively participates in the annual Oplan Balik Eskwela particularly in the Inter-Agency Task Force, a convergence of government agencies which addresses the problems that usually crop up during school opening.
The Inter-Agency Task Force also sees to it that school children are in their respective classrooms and buckling down to lessons at the first day of the school year.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.