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DepEd assessing damage to ‘Karding’-hit schools in Region 3

The Department of Education in Central Luzon (DepEd 3) is still assessing damage to schools hit by Super Typhoon Karding in the region.

According to Albert Mantulac, regional disaster risk reduction and management (RDRRM) coordinator, the department agency is inspecting losses due to Karding.

Based on the DepEd’s rapid assessment of damages report (RADaR), there are 278 classrooms in the different schools in the region that were totally damaged, 266 classrooms with major damage, and 637 classrooms with minor damage.

In a Philippine News Agency report, Mantulac said most of the damaged schools are those in the provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija.

But schools in Bulacan and Pampanga remain flooded.

“Patuloy po ang ating school DRRM coordinators sa ating quick response actions para maisaayos ang ating mga paaralan,” he was quoted as saying.

Mantulac said there are 221 schools in the region that have been used as evacuation centers.