Students use umbrellas inside roofless classroom amidst rain, DepEd reacts
The Department of Education expressed concern over a viral photos of an unfinished school building in Silang, Cavite.
“Of course we are very concerned with the students or the learners and that’s why the DepEd is coordinating with the LGU and new mayor what we can do,” DepEd Spokesman Michael Poa said.
In a Facebook post on Oct. 5, Silang Mayor Kevin Amutan Anarna uploaded photos of Lucsuhin Elementary School where students are seen using umbrellas inside a roofless classroom amidst rain.
Anarna said that some students became sick and were not able to attend classes because of the situation.
“We must stop electing corrupt politicians so this will never happen again,” Anarna said, referring to the unfinished three-story building worth P37 million.
Poa said that DepEd is already coordinating with the LGU.
“We are coordinating with the LGU for the use of covered courts and other rooms that are safe for use of our learners,” Po said.
Poa noted that while the problem was “something within the LGU,” the photos are still “very concerning” for DepEd.
“We are really looking into the quality of the constructed school buildings specifically the make these disaster-resilient,” Poa said.
“We continue to coordinate with LGUs to ensure that there are safe spaces for learners,” he added.