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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Typhoon Nona causes P943.7M worth of damage to classrooms in Sorsogon

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 5 (PIA) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) Sorsogon division office reported Typhoon Nona, which wrecked havoc in some provinces of Bicol region, has caused close to P1-billion worth of damages to classrooms in the province of Sorsogon.

DepEd Sorsogon schools division superintendent Danilo Despi said that the extent of damage amounting to P943.7 million was based on the Rapid Assessment of Damages Report (RADAR) submitted by 437 schools or 82.4 percent  of 530 schools in the province submitted to to the division office last December 29.

Despi said that a total of 550 classrooms were totally damaged, costing P605 million based on P1.1 million multiplier per classroom, adding that 933 classrooms suffered major damages costing P326.55 million based on Php350,000 multiplier per classroom.

Other 1,218 classrooms meawhile shoewd minor damages costing P12.8 million based on Php10,000 multiplier per classroom.

Despi explained that assessment was maded base on parameter wherein totally damaged classrooms refers to academic classrooms that cannot be used while classrooms classified under major damage are damaged academic classrooms needing major repair and cannot be repaired by the schools concerned.

“Classrooms with minor damages, meanwhile, can be repaired by the schools concerned under the Maintenance and Other Operational Expenses  or MOOE appropriated for each school,” Despi.

DepEd Sorsogon Division Disaster Risk Reduction and Management point person Joseph John Perez meanwhile revealed that 390 schools, or 89.2 percent, of the 437 schools reported damages in their classrooms.

“Damaged school furniture, consisting of armchairs and tables, totaled 18,535 while the estimated worth of damage on furniture was not available because the report submitted by the schools were not itemized," he said.

"Likewise, damaged instructional materials totaled 98,321 assorted textbooks while 984 computers were destroyed.  DepEd Sorsogon also needs 569 temporary learning spaces," Perez added. (MAL/DepEd5/PIA5)

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