MOTHER AND CHILD BRIGADE. A child patiently waits for her mother as the latter responds to the call of the Department of Education for parents to participate in the annual Brigada Eskwela, where the DepEd teachers, parents and volunteer workers gather together for week-long activities to prepare the school for the next school year. The scene, taken at San Juan NHS last June 1, reflects how close the mother and her child are wherever they may be. (photo/text by Edward B. Antonio)