Here’s how much damage ‘Nina’ caused Bicol schools

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The education sector in Bicol was badly battered by typhoon “Nina” (international name: Nock Ten).

In a Bicol Today report last Thursday (January 5), the Department of Education (DepEd) Region V office in Legazpi, Albay bared that the damage caused by Nina could eclipse a whopping P1.5 billion.

Specifically, some 1,192 classrooms were reported to have been totally destroyed while another 2,868 were partially damaged.

As per Bicol DepEd Director Ramon Fiel Abcede’s marching order, provincial and city supervisors have been told to do “round-the-clock’ monitoring and assessment of the needs in their respects areas so that Temporary Learning Shelters (TLS) could be provided to mitigate disruption of classes.

Packing winds of 215 kilometers per hour, Nina made landfall on Catanduanes on Christmas Day, December 25. It was regarded at the strongest storm to hit the Bicol region in the last 10 years.

As of last week, classes have already resumed in the provinces of Masbate, Sorsogon, Albay, and Camarines Norte.