FDC Misamis Power Corporation’s way of joining this year’s Brigada Eskwela proved to be uniquely beyond volunteerism.
The Gotianun-led power firm, a subsidiary of Filinvest Development Corporation Utilities, Inc. (FDCUI) based in PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, had extended assistance from construction repair and electrical materials to painting tools, to 10 public schools in Villanueva, Tagolo-an and Jasaan towns.
The school-beneficiaries included Kalingagan Elementary School (KES), Don Fernando Jaciento Elementary School (DFJES), Vicente N. Chavez Memorial School (VNCMS), Kirahon Elementary School (KES) and Villanueva National High School (VNHS), all in the municipality of Villanueva, Baluarte Elementary School (BES), Mohon Elementary School (MES), Natumulan Elementary School (NES), Sta. Cruz Elementary School (SCES), all in Tagolo-an, and MOPSTEA in Jasaan town.
The power firm’s employees went to KES in Barangay Imelda and to BES in Barangay Baluarte. Aside from cleaning and repainting the KES kindergarten building, they focused their efforts in ensuring KES and BES’ safety from fire by rehabilitating the electrical wirings and lighting fixtures of both schools.
Teachers, students, and parents were also given information, education and communication (IEC) on basic electrical safety in school. Likewise, there was an Audio-Visual Presentation (AVP) showing FDC Misamis’ company profile, and its health and environmental safety measures.
Engr. Victor Sunio, the power firm’s electrical superintendent who led the rewiring of KES buildings, tagged his role as unique and beyond the usual.
“But in as much as possible, we want the public to be aware about fire hazards, especially in schools, ” Sunio said.
For Suzette Ceballos, the firm’s water treatment superintendent and one of the employee-volunteers in KES, “volunteering for Brigada Eskwela for the second time was a one-of-a-kind accomplishment and was truly beyond volunteerism.”pr