P6.8M worth of learning modules destroyed by Marikina flooding – DepEd

A Department of Education () official said Friday that the massive flooding destroyed P6.8 million worth of learning  in Marikina City due to typhoon Ulysses.

DepEd National Capital Region Director Malcolm Garma said the department would download at least P7 million to replace the damaged learning materials.

“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 was released, and it is enough because more or less P7 million will be allocated for the replacement of modules in Marikina.)

The local government suspended classes in public and private schools in the city for one month due to the damage caused by Typhoon Ulysses.

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P6.8M worth of learning modules destroyed by Marikina flooding – DepEd

Teodoro said he was open to extending the suspension “if necessary.”

The  would give school officials enough time to reproduce and redistribute learning modules for their students.

“We need to establish a proper environment. That’s something that we really need to do now,” he added.

Meanwhile, Teodoro earlier said the damage of typhoon  in the city could reach P30 billion.
The massive flood brought by the typhoon damaged warehouses storing certain products, including its main merchandise, such as shoes and bag products, Teodoro said.

The mayor added around 40,000 houses submerged in floodwater, comparable to what they experienced during Typhoon Ondoy in 2009.