The city government of Tacloban has provided financial assistance to 64 elementary and secondary schools across the city. The fund is intended for school repair in time for the opening of classes on August 24.

TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) – At least P3.2 million worth of financial assistance was allocated by the city government of Tacloban through Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez to aid City Division Schools in its Brigada Eskwela Program this year.
Under the financial assistance program, each of the 64 elementary and secondary schools under the division will receive P50,000 each from the Special Education Fund of the local government to help defray the cost of maintenance and repairs of schools as it prepares for the coming school year.
On Monday, August 3, 2020, Mayor Romualdez, along with City Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Mariza S. Magan led the distribution to the heads of the 64 elementary and high schools of the city division.
This is the second time that the local government extended the much-needed aid to city schools. Last January, the city government also handed cash aids to the public schools for the repair and rehabilitation of facilities affected by Typhoon ‘Ursula’.
Meantime, amidst the coronavirus scare, some 61,157 students (as compared to last year’s 72,293) have enrolled for the new school year which, will start on August 24, 2020.
Despite the slight decline in enrollment, the City Division still posted the highest enrollment rate in Region 8, according to Magan.
The City Division will utilize multiple learning modalities; through self-learning modules and online/virtual classes as to alternative to face-to-face learning.