Keep students out of Makati-Taguig dispute, DepEd urges teachers

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'You guard and spare the learners from all these controversies because they need to focus on their studies and that’s why you are here,' says DepEd Undersecretary Francis Bringas

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(DepEd) appealed to teachers in the 14 Enlisted Men’s Barrio (EMBO) barangays not to engage in partisan activities in the tussle between Makati and Taguig over their areas.

“We should not be in the middle of any controversy but make them focus on their studies. We are counting so much on the teachers as balancers of the issues and do not engage in any partisan activities,” DepEd Undersecretary Francis Bringas told school heads of Pitogo High School on the first day of classes on Tuesday, August 29.ruled that EMBO barangays and Fort Bonifacio, which had long been under the jurisdiction of Makati were part of Taguig.

Despite the finality of the decision, the two cities fought over some properties in the contested areas. Makati said that Taguig should lease the public schools in the EMBO areas since it was their local government which funded these.“Whether you’re originally from Makati and now you’re Taguig, what’s important is you put the best interest of the learners,” he said.

“You guard and spare the learners from all these controversies because they need to focus on their studies and that’s why you are here,” he added.Before this, during the Brigada Eskwela, tension emerged between the two cities after

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