PAGTUTULUNGAN.ORG: DepEd gives shelter to over 14,000 families in flood-affected areas

Over 160 schools in flood-affected areas are currently providing shelter for over 14,000 families affected by flooding due to continuous rains in Luzon.  

In an emergency meeting called for by Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC this morning, he instructed Schools Division Superintendents of Department of Education – National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR) to work closely with Local Government Units as well as the City Social Welfare and Development Offices in their respective areas.

“We need to make sure that we have enough supplies to provide for the needs of evacuees under our care. Let us work hand in hand with our City and Baranggay officials to ensure that urgent needs are provided given the current situation,” Luistro said.

NCR has the largest number of evacuees with 9,741 families housed in 115 schools. In Region 3, there are 2,568 families in 36 schools, while 17 schools in Region 4A are providing shelter for 2,180 families.

Aside from ensuring the smooth operation of schools used as evacuation centers, local officials of DepEd NCR are currently finalizing a plan for the resumption of classes including provisions for make-up classes. Details of which will be released tomorrow, August 9.  

Region       Schools used as evacuation centers No. of families affected
NCR          115       9, 741
Region 3    36             2,568
Region 4A  17             2,180
TOTAL          168            14,489

*report as of 10AM, August 8, 2012

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