DepEd-Iloilo finishes repair of almost 80% of classrooms destroyed by ‘Yolanda’

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 3 (PNA) — The Department of Education (DepEd) division of Iloilo has rehabilitated almost 80 percent of the elementary and secondary classrooms in the province destroyed by typhoon “Yolanda” in 2013.

The highest number of classrooms destroyed are in the fifth district of the province.

DepEd division engineer Mildred Llavanez said that the repair of the remaining classrooms is currently ongoing.

“There is ongoing rehabilitation of classrooms and in fact, others are almost finished,” Llavanez said.

Llavanez also said that they are hoping to finish the repair of all classrooms before the end of this year.

With this, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) have provided disaster-resilient classrooms in some schools in Iloilo.

Llavanez said that they have revised their plan from standard classrooms to typhoon-resilient classrooms so it could not be easily destroyed by future typhoons and other calamities.

Furthermore, she added that DPWH’s has an ongoing construction and procurement of classrooms in 100 schools in the province which will offer Senior High School in 2016. (PNA)