For the first time, DepEd-Negros Island Region (NIR) became the convening venue for this year's National Brigada Eskwela Awards. Held on the 29th of November, the awarding was held at Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium at Silliman University. Regional directors, regional Brigada Eskwela coordinators, school heads, PTA officials, and LGU stakeholders were among the attendees. Along with Briones and Ballesteros were DepEd officials Undersecretary Jesus Lorenzo Mateo, Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali, and Assistant Secretary G.H. Ambat.
ASec. Umali also spearheaded the launch of the 2017 Brigada Eskwela Jingle Contest, which will be a first in the opening of classes next school year.
Source: Philippine Information Agency