It’s Brigada Eskwela Again

In preparation for the opening of the classes on June 13, 016 several public schools are conducting Brigada Eskwela.  This Brigada Eskwela started last May 30, 2016.  It is a working together program by the Department of Education for the schools.  Parents, volunteers, guardians and students are bringing rugs, broomsticks, paint, paintbrushes, floor wax and the likes to participate in the yearly activity at the schools.  This also to make sure that the school is clean, safe and ambiance is fresh for all the students.  To make the students comfortable at their classrooms.  There are also volunteers from other sectors extending help for the school.

It is really good to see people working together for one cause.  This is the beauty of the Brigada Eskwela.  Seeing parents, volunteers, guardians, students and teachers doing things for one cause is indeed a beautiful capture.  It is nice to see parents participating in this government program.  I experienced this working together program last year at the school where my niece’s enrolled and it was a nice experience.  Yes, it is tiring but worth it.  I able to meet new friends doing the Brigada Eskwela.  I hope that more parents, guardians, and volunteers will spend some of their time doing this working together program.

To reduce contaminant entry

Vapor is a substance that is in the form of gas or particles mixed with the air that is not good for our health.  It is harmful to our body that is way vapor mitigation system/methods are introduced.  This mitigation is classified as passive or active.   These methods helps in preventing the chemical entry into our homes, buildings and huge structures.  The most common method that is being used is the active method.  As they say, health is wealth and how can we save this kind of wealth when our health is at risks of the vapor that we inhaled from the contaminated groundwater and the vapors that rise through soil.

There are various of sub slab sampling device that is made intended for environmental consulting community.  It is made of single piece of metal but it surely eliminates leak points in a certain areas.  The installation of this device is very easy, it is easy to use, re-usable, and easy to remove.  So, we do not have to worry in reducing the contaminant entry of vapors/gas in our homes, buildings and other structures because we can do something to eliminate and get rid of it.

Though this method may take longer for it depends on the risk that it may bring to the occupants of the buildings and homes.  Until the cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater is complete, mitigation will be on going.  And it should be inspected regularly to make sure the mitigation is correctly working.  Hundred of homes has been installed in.  It is tried and tested in other contaminated sites in many countries.  Then we can say that our health is no longer at risk.  We can surely say that we are safe from the illnesses that we can get due to inhaling bad air from contaminated groundwater and soil.

Happy to see them again

One thing that I look forward to every time I went on a vacation at my parents province is to meet my cousins there.  I seldom see them because we live far from each other.  I do not have enough time to talk to them and have simple bonding.  I am so excited when my father told me that we are going to the province.  He needs to visit his mother and father’s grave and all his departed love ones.  This is the perfect time to spend time with my cousins there.  The vacation was more fun because some of my cousins that are living in Manila (Luzon) is on vacation too.

My nine (9) days vacation was so fun.  The cousins and I had more time to talk.  We went to the plaza together the see the fiesta activities.  I was not able to go with them when they go to the disco because of my two nephews.  Well, I am not into that for now.  I am too old to go the disco house.haha!  Anyways, I so happy to see them again after four years.  Too bad I have to go back home first because the brother has to back to work.  Hope we can do more bonding in the future.  And hope to have long vacation too.

Trip I would surely never forget

Every trip/travel I made are memorable for me whether it is a short one.  Because along the road there are unexpected things that happens .  Like for instance, the recent travel with my father, brother and nephews.  It is very much memorable and I would surely never forget it.  It was very hard but at the end of the day I am able to laugh about it.  If in case you are wondering, I will share here a little.  Last Monday, we travel by land going to Cagayan de Oro City Port.  Right there we will travel by vessel/ship going to Tagbilaran, Bohol in Visayas.  When we arrived at the CDO port, I went directly to ticketing outlet.  Unfortunately, the tickets are sold out.  The only vacancy is on the 16th of this month, both going to Tagbilaran, Bohol and Jagna, Bohol.

We can still go to Bohol but via Cebu, then Cebu to Tubigon, Bohol and then Tubigon to Tagbilaran, Bohol.  It will take more time, long route and a bit expensive but we do not have any choice.   I’d rather take it than be stranded in the port of Cagayan de Oro.  After arriving at the Cebu pier, I have to hurry getting the ticket to Tubigon.  We arrived at 6 in the morning, and the vessel going to Tubigon leave at 7 in the morning.  At the ticketing outlet, there are lots of passengers waiting.  I took the chance, hoping and praying that I will get ticket on time.  10 minutes before 7, I am panicking because I do not have ticket yet.  I am losing hope when I checked my time and it is already 7 O’clock.  Good thing, the attendant give us tickets and told us to hurry because the vessel will leave anytime soon.   And the rest is history.  I will surely not forget my quick first time in Cebu.  It was fun running carrying heavy luggage.LOL