64 Typhoon-affected public schools get P3.2-M aid from City Gov’t
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO 1/16/2020) — A total of 3.2 million pesos worth of financial assistance was allocated by the local government to aid the 64 public schools in Tacloban City affected during the onslaught of Typhoon Ursula last December 24, 2019.
Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez together with Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Mariza S. Magan on Wednesday, January 15, led in the distribution of checks to the elementary and high school heads here in the City.
According to Acting Budget Officer Vicente Dy III, each school received 50,000 pesos from the 2019 Quick Response Fund (QRF) of the City Government to help defray the cost of maintenance and repair of the facilities damaged by the Typhoon.
“Today, only 34 schools were given financial assistance for the repair and rehabilitation of their facilities, but we will schedule another distribution anytime soon for those remaining schools that weren’t able to receive yet, ” said Dy.
Meantime, Old Kawayan Elementary School Head Harold M. Naputo, commended the local government for giving support and assistance, as this will help in the renovation of their damaged school building.
“Through this, we will also be able to construct an additional temporary learning space for our students, ” Naputo added.
Apart from the assistance, the beneficiary schools are also set to receive yet another cash aid from the City Government of Tacloban for its Brigada Eskwela Program this summer.- C. Merin.CIO
Photo: K.E. Napala/CIO