"Brigada Eskwela" program inspires 2 foreign nationals
- Liv G. Campo () - June 1, 2012 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - In connection with the “Brigada Eskwela” program of the Department of Education, the police in Talisay City spent a whole day repairing and applying a new coat of paint on a classroom at the Talisay City Central School (TCCS) last Monday.

Supt. Eddie Recamara, chief of the Talisay City Police Station, said it is part of their “adopt-a-classroom” project, which he hopes to continue before the start of every school year.

Unwittingly, the police had inspired two foreigners with their deed.

David Bulley, 52, an Australian national and his friend Bob Ward, 58, an American, went yesterday to the TCCS compound to see which classrooms they would fund for repair.

Both foreigners are businessmen in their countries. Ward, however, is husband to PO1 Kristine Ward, a Field Training Police (FTP) assigned at the TCPS.

Ward said last Monday while he was about to fetch his wife, he saw her along with her fellow policemen repairing a classroom of the TCCS.

He said when he checked the neighboring rooms, he saw that most of these are also in a sorry state.

This prompted him to urge his friend Bulley to help him repair some rooms.

Bulley, in an interview, said he will start with five classrooms, and in the next few months, he will fund the repair of the rest of the dilapidated rooms of the school.

The Australian national, who is expected to marry his Filipino girlfriend next month, said he will shoulder all the expenses, including the labor.  (FREEMAN)

BOB WARD BRIGADA ESKWELA BULLEY DAVID BULLEY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EDDIE RECAMARA FIELD TRAINING POLICE KRISTINE WARD TALISAY CITY TALISAY CITY CENTRAL SCHOOL TALISAY CITY POLICE STATION
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