Talisay City needs P20M to rebuild classrooms razed down by fire

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm 

TALISAY CITY, Cebu, April 18 — The Talisay City Schools Division plans to realign P20 million of its current annual budget to immediately replace classrooms that were destroyed by fire in Barangay Candulawan last month.

Dr. Woodrow Denuyo, Talisay City Schools Division superintendent, said they are not sure if they could immediately start construction of new school buildings in Candulawan.

Denuyo said they have submitted a realignment request to the Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office in Manila.

The request was made because the classrooms of the Candulawan Elementary and National High School needed to be replaced immediately.

Last month, a fire razed 10 classrooms. Fire officials pegged the damage at an estimated P500,000.

Electrical misuse was the man cause of the fire.

The P20-million annual budget for the division was originally for the construction of five school buildings in the city’s public elementary and high schools, Denuyo said.

However, due to the immediate need of some schools, such as that in Candulawan, Denuyo decided to submit a request for realignment.

From the P20 million, the division hopes to spend P10-11 million for the construction of medium-rise classrooms.

Aside from Candulawan, a school in Barangay Pooc will also get an appropriation for a new school building after the division received some complaints that their old classrooms are vulnerable to flooding during the rainy season, Denuyo said. (PNA)

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