At least 3,200 public schools destroyed by Yolanda in Leyte and Samar

Perhaps, rebuilding them should be prioritized after people’s health and safety are taken care of.

Dennis Carcamo of Philstar.com reports that on Monday, November 18, the Department of Education (DepEd) revealed that "at least 3,200 public schools in areas battered by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) have been destroyed by the calamity."

 

The report noted: "DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro said the figure is based on estimates made by the school principals and teachers in the provinces of Leyte and Samar. Luistro also called on DepEd personnel in the Yolanda-devastated areas to hold classes even in evacuation centers just to have an accounting or headcount of the students."

 

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