Muntinlupa school used as evacuation site during Paeng left in disarray
MANILA, Philippines – Muntinlupa City Mayor Rozzano “Ruffy” Biazon took to social media to express his anger about a local public school being left in disarray after it was used as an evacuation center during the onslaught of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng.
In his Facebook post on Tuesday, Biazon showed pictures of a destroyed chalkboard, as well as litter laying everywhere.
“Yan ay mga pictures ng eksena sa isa nating paaralan na ginamit bilang evacuation site nitong nakaraan na bagyong si Paeng,” said Biazon.
(These are photos of the scene in one of our schools that was used as an evacuation site when Severe Tropical Storm Paeng passed by before).
Biazon explained that the local government typically avoid using schools as evacuation sites, as it disrupts learning and leaves facilities disorganized.
However, Biazon and the local government asked the Department of Education (DepEd) Division Office to allow them to use the school as an evacuation site, as other sites were already full. The DepEd Division Office allowed this.
“Ngunit ano ang naging kapalit nito? Ang pagsira ng mga pasilidad at walang pakialam na iniwang nakakalat ang basura sa paaralan,” lamented Biazon.
(Yet what was returned? Damaged facilities and litter scattered around carelessly).
Biazon lamented the outcome, saying that the facility was funded by the taxpayers’ money. He vowed that those responsible will be held accountable.
“Galit ako sa mga gumawa nito at sa mga responsable sa pangyayaring ito. Titiyakin kong may mananagot dito,” Biazon said.
(I am mad at whoever is responsible for this. I will make sure that they will be held accountable).
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