Wednesday, August 8, 2012

DepEd gives shelter to over 14,000 families in flood-affected areas

picture from hopidog's Instagram photo 
 We are once again brought to a horrendous point were only our unity and cooperation might pull us through.   As continued rains for days have brought floods, ruining houses, making children and adults cold and sick, even putting death to a toll.
However, our citizens valor and fervor in helping co-citizens even risking their own lives have been dramatically shown.  And despite through it all, we can all expect help in one way or another.   Here is one which I will share from our very own Department of Education.

Report from DEPED says:

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. 

Schools used as evacuation centers
No. of families affected
Region 3
Region 4A
*report as of 10AM, August 8, 2012

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  1. Hello fellow Filipina. I followed you back. I love your blog layout - makes me wanna have a picnic.

    I hope the rain stops soon so the Filipinos who are currently being affected can rebuild their lives once again. :3

    Adly | Gazillionth Thought Bubble

  2. Cool! stay safe! followed you back! thanks-


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