DepEd: Learning modules worth P6.8M destroyed in flood-hit Marikina
MANILA, Philippines — Some P6.8 million worth of learning modules were destroyed in Marikina City after it was hit by massive flooding triggered by rain dumped by Typhoon Ulysses, a Department of Education (DepEd) official said Friday.
DepEd National Capital Region Director Malcolm Garma assured that the agency will download at least P7 million for the replacement of the damaged modules in the city.
“Ayon po sa huling tala namin, hindi po ‘yung bilang kundi ‘yung amount na naimbentaryo ng ating Division of Marikina City ay umaabot po sa mahigit kumulang P6.8 million po ang halaga ng mga modules na nalubog o nasira dahil po sa pagbaha,” Garma said in a televised briefing.
(According to our latest record, this is not the number of modules but the amount as recorded by our Division of Marikina City, the number of modules destroyed by the flood was worth P6.8 million.)
“At kahapon lamang po, lumabas na ‘yung amount na idodownload po natin sa lungsod ng Marikina at saktong sakto naman po dahil more or less P7 million po ‘yung nakalaan para sa replacement ng mga module para po sa lungsod ng Marikina,” he said.
(Yesterday, the amount we’ll be downloading to Marikina has been released and it is enough because more or less P7 million will be allocated for the replacement of modules in Marikina.)
Classes in Marikina City were suspended for a month in the wake of the damage caused by Typhoon Ulysses.
Should the city fail to complete its clearing operations in a month, Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro said the suspension of classes may be extended.