DepEd: 8k schools affected, 35 damaged due to strong earthquake in Abra

Over 8,000 schools were affected while 35 others were damaged after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Abra on Wednesday, according to the Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday (July 28).


In a statement, DepEd said the report about the 35 damaged schools came from the 15 school division offices in Luzon.


Of the said number of offices, 11 were from Region III (Central Luzon), nine from Region II (Cagayan Valley), eight from Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR ), and seven schools from Region I (Ilocos Region).


According to the agency's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS), the estimated cost for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of damaged schools is P228.5 million.


The number of affected learners, teachers, and non-teaching personnel are still being gathered.


Earlier, the DepEd announce that the School Year for 2022-2023 will open on August 22.

Source: GMA News

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