DyVL extends aid to damaged schools

MBC/Aksyon Radyo DYVL outreach activity in Hinatad Elementary School, Catarman, Northern Samar (ROEL T. AMAZONA)


TACLOBAN CITY – The affected schools in Northern Samar province by severe flooding are still in the process of restoration, according to provincial schools superintendent Gaudencio Aljibe.

At least 24 classrooms were destroyed, 35 with major damages, and 191 with minor damages due to the massive flooding that hit the province on November 21, he added.
A total of 85 temporary learning spaces are needed in the province for affected students, Aljibe further said.

Also destroyed were learning resources, computers, and furnitures, according to the DepEd official.

He, however, is thankful to the different groups and individuals who responded to their call for donations to help the affected schools and students, particularly those from Catarman, Catubig, Lope de Vega, and Las Navas recover from damages.

Last Thursday (Dec. 14), the Manila Broadcasting Company through the Aksyon Radyo – DyVL visited one of flood affected schools in Catarman town, the Hinatad Elementary School where they distributed school supplies to 423 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6.

The distribution was led by DyVL station manager Francisca “Babes” Custodio, news anchor/reporter Ioannes Omang, and showbiz news anchor Sid “Madam Cheding” Palaña to the students whose school grounds are still covered in thick mud.

“On behalf of the more than 10,000 teaching staff here in Northern Samar we are thankful for your assistance,” Aljibe said, citing the power of media and social media to influence people to help those who are in need especially in times of disasters and calamities like what happened in Northern Samar.

“Our technology and communication system and the media have a big impact on our community allowing for the immediate response to those who are in need like on what happened now in our province,” Aljibe added.