Rep. Sanchez seeks rehabilitation of classrooms in Catanduanes
Cantanduanes Rep. Hector Sanchez has asked the Department of Education to rehabilitate the classrooms in the province that were damaged by Super Typhoon Rolly last year.
Sanchez said that Super Rolly wrought havoc to the province last year but some classrooms still need fixing.
““I have made urgent pleas in the past for the immediate rehabilitation of school buildings in order to save it from further deterioration and to save taxpayers money by not having to build new structures again, when we can save and preserve existing ones,” said Sanchez during the budget deliberation of the DepEd recently.
The lawmaker said that he will not stop asking the department until these are fixed because it is the right of the teachers and students to have quality education.
“Kahit walang face-to-face classes sa ngayon, kailangan nang maayos ang mga mga nasirang school building dahil nagrereport pa rin ang ating mga guro sa kani-kanilang paaralan,” said the lawmaker.
“Paano sila makapaghahatid ng dekalidad na edukasyon sa mga mag-aaral kung yung pinagtatrabahuhan nila ay sira-sira? Kaya hindi talaga ako titigil makipag-ugnayan sa DepEd para sa pagsasaayos ng mga ito.”
DepEd USec. Alain Del Pascua assured that they will include Catanduanes in their priority.
“There are still some school buildings that have yet to be allocated and give funds and we intend them to put in the priority list for 2022. We cannot include all of them the other year because of the limited funds that we have under the Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEFF) and the Quick Response Fund (QRF),” said Pascua.