CEAP member schools to accept students from typhoon-hit areas

November 27, 2013 10:18 am 

MANILA, Nov. 26 — Schools in Cebu and Manila that are under the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) have been directed to accept students from areas affected by typhoon "Yolanda."

Anthony Coloma, Advocacy and Information Management Officer of the CEAP, said that transferees from typhoon-hit areas will be allowed to enroll even if they have not complied with the documentary requirements.

“Our CEAP president already issued a directive to accept them out of compassion. If there are documentary concerns, they should just address it later,” he said in a Church-based forum in Manila on Tuesday.

Coloma said the order was issued to CEAP member schools in Manila and Cebu since the areas were most of the typhoon survivors are looking to seek refuge.

When asked on how they would be able to verify if a student really came from the typhoon affected areas, Coloma said that is not their priority at this moment as they are more concerned on how to help the students.

“Our main concern is how to help the student…for as long as they came from these places then we will help them, give them the proper counseling,” he said.

The CEAP official also reported that around 50 of their schools were affected by the super typhoon in Samar and Leyte.

He said they are set to meet with the heads of the said schools on Dec. 3.

CEAP is the national association of Catholic educational institutions in the Philippines. The group was founded in 1941, it now has 1,252 members, which include universities and colleges.

There are around 700 member schools that are mission schools offering basic education to the country's poor and the marginalized. (PNA)

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