Mandaue allocates P20M for the repair of public schools damaged by Odette

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The city government of Mandaue is asking the Manila Ministry of Education for help in rehabilitating public schools in the city, which were damaged by Typhoon Odette. In-person classes have already been set up in the city. | Photo CDN digital file (Mary Rose Sagarino)

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The city government of Mandaue has earmarked 20 million pesos for the rehabilitation of public schools in the city that were damaged by Super Typhoon Odette.

Councilman Malcolm Sanchez, chair of the education committee, said the budget was approved by the local school board and paid out of the city’s special education funds.

He said the damage caused by Odette to schools in the city last December amounted to around 60 million pesos.

With this, the city government of Mandaue is asking for help from the Manila Ministry of Education.

“Sa tinud-anay lang kuwang gyud na (P20 million), we need help from the National DepEd. Also, it’s just the city government budget, sa national naghuwat pa ta,” Sanchez said.

(Actually it’s really just a small amount (P20 million), we need help from the national DepEd. Also, it’s only the city government budget, for the national we have to still wait.)

Several of the schools suffered damage to their roofs, among other things.

Sanchez said the repair should be implemented soon so schools can be ready for the next school year.

Public school classes are expected to end on June 24 while the next school year is expected to start on August 22 based on the Ministry of Education’s proposed school calendar for the year 2022-2023.

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