METRO Pacific Tollways South (MPT South), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), stands in solidarity with the nation during the annual Brigada Eskwela, as public schools prepare to resume classes this month.
Recognizing the importance of ensuring clean and functional classrooms and facilities, MPT South has taken an active role in supporting public schools along its Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) and Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) alignment. This year, the toll road operator has contributed to the revitalization of learning spaces. Notably, volunteer employees of MPT South engaged in the cleaning and painting of classrooms and hallways at Gahak-Marulas Elementary School in Kawit, Cavite; Tibig Elementary School in Silang, Cavite; and Cecilio M. Saliba Elementary School in General Trias, Cavite.
Beyond this, the toll road operator has also extended its assistance through donations of essential school supplies such as bag packs, notebooks, pencils, crayons, pad papers, and materials for painting and cleaning. MPT South also reached out to other institutions, including Col. E. De Leon Elementary School and Southville Elementary School in Paranaque, as well as Longos Elementary School in Bacoor, to offer assistance in enhancing the learning experience for students.
“MPT South reaffirms its commitment to the local communities and the welfare of students. These initiatives are a testament to MPT South’s dedication to providing quality education and fostering a conducive learning environment for the youth,” stated Ms. Arlette Capistrano, Vice President for Communication and Stakeholder Management.
Earlier this month, the Department of Education (DepEd) inaugurated the 2023 Brigada Eskwela, or Schools Maintenance Week, under the banner of “Bayanihan Para sa Matatag na Paaralan,”. This year’s Brigada Eskwela highlights the nation’s collective volunteer efforts to guarantee a clean, secure, inclusive, and child-friendly learning atmosphere for both students and education professionals. It also aims to enhance the resilience of schools and basic education, ensuring that public schools are fully prepared for the commencement of classes on August 29th.
MPTC is the leading mobility infrastructure and solutions provider in the Philippines. It is the toll road development arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC). Aside from CAVITEX, and CALAX, MPTC also holds concession rights for CAVITEX C5 Link, the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), the NLEX Connector Road, and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu.