- Posted January 3, 2013 by
EDUCATION SECRETARY WELCOMES BACK SCHOOL KIDS OF TYPHOON-RAVAGED DAVAO ORIENTAL
EDUCATION SECRETARY WELCOMES BACK SCHOOL KIDS OF TYPHOON-RAVAGED DAVAO ORIENTAL By Ferdinand Zuasola Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro arrived today in the typhoon ravaged towns of Davao Oriental to personally oversee the resumption of classes in public elementary and high schools in the province. In Boston town, Secretary Luistro along with Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon greeted elementary pupils as he welcomed them back to school that the Department of Education says is now made up of “tent classrooms” after all school buildings in the towns of Boston, Cateel and Baganga were destroyed by super typhoon Pablo last month. The monstrous typhoon has left the three towns of Boston, Cateel and Baganga isolated and without power. According to Merlyn Lasaca, education program supervisor of Davao Oriental, almost all public and private elementary and high school buildings in the towns of Boston, Cateel and Baganga were flattened by the monstrous typhoon which made landfall on December 4, 2012 with a sustained speed of 175 kph and gustiness of 210 kph. The Education secretary along with members of the Department of Education’s Executive Committee first arrived in the town of Boston on Thursday morning to lead the flag-raising ceremony at Boston Central Elementary School. He was joined by Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon as they visited the damaged school buildings in Boston, Cateel and Baganga towns. Students in the three towns are holding classes in “tent classrooms” as classes resumes today. And despite a series of heavy rains brought about by a low pressure area that made landfall in Davao Oriental around twelve midnight yesterday, the resumption of classes went on smoothly in the three typhoon-ravaged towns of Davao Oriental.