By Erma Edera

After a militant group allegedly vandalized the walls of Araullo High School in Manila, students and teachers volunteered to clean and repaint the school’s walls.

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Jermaine Sarmiento, a Grade 10 student, said militants should stop vandalizing the school facilities because it disrespects the efforts of the city government to clean up Manila.

“Sana huwag na nilang ulitin kasi nakakasama rin po sa kapaligiran kasi nabababoy rin po. Naghihirap po si Mayor [Isko Moreno] para maayos yung ating kapaligiran,” Sarmiento said.

“Sana yung grupo na iyon umamin na at magtago na para matigil na po tong pag-vavandal,” he added.

Macniel Marcellana, a mathematics teacher, said the public should not deface and destroy public property.

“Kung gusto mong i-express ang sarili mo, sana man lang huwag kang mamemerwisyo ng ibang tao. I think this is considered as damage to property,” Marcellana said.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso lauded the efforts of the students and teachers for their initiative in repainting the walls of the school.

“Taos-puso pong nagpapasalamat ang Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Maynila sa pagkukusa at pakikiisa ng mga mag-aaral at guro ng Araullo High School na panatilihing malinis ang kanilang kapaligiran,” Domagoso said in a statement.

“Hindi man nila obligasyon ito, ngunit ikinatutuwa po naming mga taga-pamahalaan ang kanilang pagpapahalaga sa pagsisikap nating lahat na linisin at isaayos ang ating mahal na Lungsod,” the mayor added.

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