TACLOBAN CITY- City Mayor Alfred Romualdez provided financial assistance to various public schools in the city which sustained damages when Typhoon ‘Ursula’ slammed Tacloban on the eve of Christmas Day.
During the turn-over of financial assistance held last Wednesday (Jan.15), Mayor Romualdez was joined by city schools superintendent Mariza Magan.
While all the 64 elementary and secondary public schools are to receive financial assistance, only 34 school heads were present to receive the financial aid from the city government.
In all, the city government allotted P3.2 million for this financial assistance.
According to acting budget officer Vicente Dy III, each school received P50,000 from the 2019 Quick Response Fund (QRF) of the city government to help defray the cost of maintenance and repair of the facilities damaged by the said typhoon.
“Today, only 34 schools were given financial assistance for the repair and rehabilitation of their facilities, but we will schedule another distribution anytime soon for those remaining schools that weren’t able to receive yet,” said Dy.
Harold Naputo, school head of Old Kawayan Elementary School, expressed his gratitude to the financial assistance extended to them by the city government saying this will help them on their repair works after school facilities sustained damages due to Ursula.
“Through this, we will also be able to construct an additional temporary learning space for our students,” Naputo added.
He said in an interview that the financial assistance his school received from the city government will be used to construct a temporary learning space for Kindergarten.
It was learned that the Kindergarten pupils have been sharing a classroom with the Grades 1 and 3 pupils.
Apart from the said assistance, the beneficiary schools are set to receive another cash aid from the City Government of Tacloban for this year’s upcoming Brigada Eskwela. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA with CITY INFORMATION OFFICE)