The Department of Education  estimated that at least P8.9 billion would be needed to rebuild schools that were damaged during the onslaught of back-to-back typhoons this month.

DEPED123 - DepEd: P8.9 B needed to rebuild storm-hit schools

Data from the DepEd Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service  Monday said the combined estimated cost for infrastructure damage due the recent typhoons as of Sunday is P8.9 billion.

DepEd said that P5.2 billion will be needed for schools damaged by super typhoon “Rolly” and P3.7 billion for typhoon “Ulysses.” These figures, DepEd clarified, will be subjected to further validation and verification.

Citing results of its initial and partial assessment, the DepEd reported that the number of schools damaged by Ulysses has reached 1, 190.

 Based on the Education Cluster Report as of Nov. 15, DepEd said that the damaged schools are located in 67 divisions under the Cordillera Administrative Region, National Capital Region, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Bicol.

In the affected schools, DepEd said that there were 900 totally damaged classrooms; 2,914 partially damaged classrooms (major); and 1,210 partially damaged classrooms (minor).

DepEd said that the estimated total cost for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of these damaged schools is P3.7 billion in which P2.25 billion is for reconstruction and P1.4 billion for rehabilitation or repair. DepEd said that there are 26, 914 teaching and 2, 241 non-teaching personnel affected in schools with reported damages.

DepEd said Rolly damaged 1,739 schools in 36 divisions under the CAR, NCR, Regions 1, 2, 3, 4-A, 4-B, 5, and 8 as Nov. 15.

Initial and partial assessment showed that that there were 1,387 totally-damaged classrooms; 3,634 partially damaged classrooms (major); and 1,739 partially damaged classrooms (minor).

The estimated total cost for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of these damaged schools is P5.28 billion in which P3.4 billion is needed for reconstruction while P1.8 billion is needed for repair or rehabilitation.

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