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    Posted December 17, 2013 by
    Iloilo City, Philippines

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    P10-M released to repair schools ruined by ‘Haiyan’

    ILOILO, Philippines – The provincial government has released an initial P10-million to rehabilitate and/or rebuild the schools that have been destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan on November 8.

    Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. turned-over the check to 55 school principals at the session hall of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on Tuesday.

    Of the total recipients, ten of which were located in fourth and fifth congressional districts where damage in infrastructure such as school buildings, health centers, covered gyms, roads and bridges was widespread.

    These ten were:
    *Banate National High School, San Salvador Elementary School, and Insayawan Primary School in Banate town;
    *Tamboilan Elementary School in Dumangas;
    *Nicomedes R. Tubar National High School in San Dionisio;
    *Lo-ong National High School, Claudia Morata Villarias Memorial School and Narciso Centeno Elementary School in Concepcion;
    *Pinay Espinosa Elementary School in Ajuy; and
    *De La Peña Primary School in Barotac Viejo.

    “Reconstruction of damaged school buildings is a priority at this state and we have to do it fast for we don’t want our students to study in a building without roof next school year,” stressed Defensor.

    In its 2014 rehabilitation plan, the Province of Iloilo has asked the national government to earmarked P1.9-billion for the reconstruction/rehabilitation of all government infrastructures ruined by Haiyan.

    Of the budget, P125.3-million was requested from Department of Education to replace the 179 totally damaged classrooms and P233. 1-million for 1,101 classrooms with totally damaged roofing and ceiling.

    The province also requested P280-million for the repair of 1,335 partially damaged classrooms, P17.6-million for 28 totally damaged covered gyms, P9.3-million for 51 damaged school stages, P5.9-million for 38 damaged school toilets, P4.3-million for damaged school canteens and P1.1-million for other damaged school facilities (e.g. guardhouse, fence, pathways, water systems).

    Note: the photo shown above came from Public Information and Community Affairs Office of the Province of Iloilo

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