ORMOC CITY– A school teacher expressed her sadness as their school in Basey, Samar was swamped with flood water, damaging their equipment in the process.
Jayle Bagon, who is also designated as the disaster risk reduction management officer of Biga Elementary School said that their school was hit by flooding on Monday (Jan.9) due to continuous rain spawned by a low pressure that affected the entire Eastern Visayas.
She said that all the books and equipment stored at their school were damaged as the entire school was flooded.
Bagon said that they could not do anything about this considering that it was a natural calamity.
She said that flood water reached as high as four meters deep that only the roofs of their school buildings could be seen.
In her four years of assignment in the said school, it was the first time that the entire school premises was covered with flood water, Bangon said.
“For me as a teacher, malaking sagabal siya sa flow ng klase, kasi pag lumalakas yung ulan worried kami na mga teachers na baka bahain naman yung school naming. And then yung mga bata, paano yung gagamitin nila na mga materyales sa school kapag binaha na naman yung school,” she said.
“All I wish lang naman ma relocate yung school namin to the area na hindi na naabot ng baha. Para walang masasayang na mga school materials at ang mga bata makapasok ng school ng matiwasay,” Bagon stressed.