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DepEd needs P3.37 billion for school buildings

/ 05:06 AM December 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) will need some P3.37- billion budget to rebuild and repair schools in the Visayas and Mindanao damaged by Typhoon Odette, (international name: Rai) Education Secretary Leonor Briones said on Tuesday.

The budget will be used to reconstruct 1,086 totally damaged classrooms and rehabilitate 1,316 partially damaged others.

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During President Rodrigo Duterte’s taped briefing, Briones showed some pictures of damaged schools, one of which is a building in Baybay Elementary School in Siargao “that seemed like it went through a grinder.”

The agency is planning to get the funds from the 2022 national budget, which is yet to be signed by Duterte.

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