Wednesday, January 24, 2018


LEGAZPI CITY (Jan 24) – DepEd Bicol Regional Dir. Ramon Fiel Abcede disclosed that a total of 65 classrooms were affected by the on-going Mayon Volcano eruption. Twenty-four (24) of this were inside the Danger Zone while Forty-one (41) others were used as evacuation centers.

In his report Abcede said that there were 21,479 affected learners with the activity of Mayon Volcano.  He added that the agency will construct 163 temporary learning spaces (TLS) while the available 250 TLS used before will undergo repair to avoid disruption of classes while the fleeing residents from the danger zone, extended danger zone and buffer zones were temporarily settled at the classrooms designated as evacuation centers.

He added that 17 million pesos from the Quick Response Fund of DepEd was downloaded by Sec. Leonor Magtulis Briones as support of the agency for the needs of affected learners. He said that there are 17,000 packs of Humanitarian Kits for kids and teachers to be distributed soon. Abcede said that Sec.Briones marching order is that Ëducation must continue"even in this trying times. (Mar de la Cruz)


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