BORONGAN CITY– The Department of Public Works and Highways Eastern Samar District Engineering Office (DPWH ESDEO), in convergence with the Department of Education (DepEd), has started the repair of 91 classrooms in Eastern Samar on January 16, 2024, which comprised 22 contract projects amounting P61,558,559.21 to repair various school buildings in the province.

The repair projects are being carried out in several schools in the province, including Recare Elementary School and Roxas Elementary School in Jipapad, Bulawan Elementary School and San Miguel Elementary School in Maslog, and Banuyo Elementary School, Bobon Elementary School, San Jose Elementary School, and Sung-an Elementary School in Mercedes.

In addition, Ibiran Elementary School, Lusod Elementary School, Alog Elementary School, Asgad Elementary School, Burak Elementary School, Cagaut Elementary School, and Sta. Cruz Elementary School in Salcedo, Alugan Elementary School, Bahay Elementary School, Natividad Elementary School, Pangpang Elementary School, and Sta. Cruz Elementary School in San Policarpo, Hinolaso National High School in Dolores, and San Isidro Elementary School in Sulat will also benefit from the repair projects.

According to District Engineer Domcelio Natividad, the repair scope will vary depending on the actual damage to the classrooms subject to repair.

The typical scope of the restoration of the school buildings includes repair of ceilings, repainting, replacement of doors and windows, electrical works, roof replacement, wood preservation on trusses and purlins, blackboard replacement, tile replacement, and installation of window grills.

The District Engineer hopes that these repairs of school buildings will help improve the quality of education in Eastern Samar by providing safe and conducive learning environments.

“The project is expected to benefit thousands of students in the region by providing them with a safe and conducive learning environment. The DPWH is committed to delivering quality infrastructure projects that benefit the public,” said DE Natividad