THE Taguig City government has distributed ‘anti-bullying’ equipment to the city’s public schools.
For the months of September and October, the city government has began turning over new closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to the 34 public schools all over the city.
Mayor Lani Cayetano of Taguig City said this is part of their efforts to improve the public school system in the city adding that the CCTV cameras would help in preventing bullying in schools.
“They are also meant to be used to increase security in our schools,” she said.
No less than Education Secretary Armin Luistro and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Director General and Secretary Joel Villanueva witnessed the turnover of anti-bullying equipment to a public elementary school on Thursday.
They were visibly impressed by the efforts of the local government to enhance security in public school grounds.
In a ceremonial turnover ceremony at the Upper Bicutan Elementary School, both Cabinet secretaries were in awe of the demonstration made on the 16 CCTV cameras given to the said school.
Almost 90 CCTV cameras are now being given to selected schools.
“All of these efforts are aimed at making all our schools secure,” said Cayetano, who instituted an effective anti-bullying program in Taguig, as evidenced by the distribution of the CCTV cameras and widescreen monitors.
Luistro and Villanueva were also in Taguig to witness the distribution of armchairs made of materials from logs confiscated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
“We hope that these pieces of equipment will greatly improve the quality of education our public schools provide for Taguigeños,” she said.
Among the school furniture distributed to public schools were office tables, swivel chairs, office chairs with upholstery, bulletin boards and cards.
Some schools also took over new covered courts, waiting sheds, school buildings and cyber labs. RITCHIE A. HORARIO