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Brigada Eskwela 2017


FDC Misamis’ employee-volunteers at Baluarte Elementary School (BES) in Barangay Baluarte, Tago-loan, Misamis Oriental, ready to repair the school’s electrical wirings and lighting fixtures.

Beyond volunteerism, inspiring kids

Filinvest’s power entity focuses on fire safety during Brigada Eskwela 2017

Unique, Beyond the Usual

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.

“Above all, we wanted to save children from any fire incident while in school,” he emphasized.

“And, at the end of the day, it’s satisfying, rewarding on my part since giving the public the right information about fire, its hazard, and how could it be avoided is quite a fulfilling mission.”

Themed “Isang DepEd, Isang Pamayanan, Isang Bayanihan Para sa Handa at Ligtas na Paaralan,” this year’s Brigada Eskwela’s main thrust is to make all schools in the country disaster resilient.

Passion, Inspiration, Motivation

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.”

Ceballos added, “I am really, really passionate to do volunteer works for education, doing such, I can feel that I motivate or inspire kids to really go to school, study hard, and better their future.”

Dr. Gemalyn Villanueva, KES principal, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to FDC Misamis for its efforts in improving their kindergarten building and rewiring of their entire school.

Mrs. Susan Emata, principal of BES has likewise expressed, that in behalf of the BES community she is very grateful to FDC Misamis for this is the first time ever under her leadership, that a private firm had given a complete set of rewiring and lighting materials for all the classrooms of the school, coupled with important learning they got from the AVP regarding the company’s profile, health and environmental safety measures. Most especially she commended the lecture on the basic electrical safety in school.

“FDC Misamis continues its mandate to help our future generations through education, especially providing for a safe and sound place to learn. May our demonstration of volunteerism be an inspiration to all stakeholders,” said Juan Eugenio L. Roxas, FDCUI’s executive vice president and head of FDC Misamis.


FDC Misamis’ employee-volunteers helped make Kalingagan Elementary School (KES) in Barangay Imelda, Villanueva, Misamis Oriental disaster resilient for this year’s Brigada Eskwela. The team ensured the school’s safety from fire by rehabilitating its electrical wirings and lighting fixtures.