Palawan: DepEd provides financial and emotional assistance

Bravo Filipino | In Palawan, DepEd provides financial and emotional assistance. | The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) of the Philippine Department of Education has provided financial assistance and psychosocial support to the Palawan Schools Division Office.DepEd has given the MIMAROPA region, which was devastated by Typhoon Odette, a total of PhP 6.5 million to help schools in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

Schools and government offices in Palawan, the hardest-hit province in the MIMAROPA area, received immediate assistance from our Rapid Assessment of Damages Report (RADaR). Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said that “we will ensure that our schools and their students can return to a sense of normalcy as soon as possible.”

More than 274 schools in the Division of Palawan and Puerto Princesa City have been designated for cleaning and minor repairs with a budget of PhP 5.5 million. Students and teachers’ kits (including hygiene-related goods), emergency school food, PFA training, and other pressing requirements specified by the region can all be funded by PhP 1 million in general assistance money.

Students and staff who have been affected by Typhoon Odette’s attack have been given PFA training by a total of 460 members of the teaching staff. PFA is now taking place for both students and employees.

An emergency response team from DepEd, led by the DRRMS, went to Puerto Princesa City and its neighboring municipalities of San Vicente and Roxas Central District on February 7-10 to verify damage reports and assess the schools’ immediate needs and capacity for ensuring continuity of instruction while also assisting the schools’ early recovery.

“Kaya kami bumababa dito sa field, so that we can prioritize what we need within the year and what other interventions we can make. ” DRRMS Director Ronilda Co spoke during the QRRT field visit’s departure conference at San Jose High School about the need to rationalize the nation’s QRF (Quick Response Fund) spending.

Co urged SDO Palawan to proactively act and cooperate with their focal points in the regional and central offices for immediate data collection, analysis, and resource mobilization as well as other reaction measures that are critical for its early recovery and rehabilitation..

“The implementation is in your hands, so you’ll need a lot of coordination. ” Aside from the fact that it’s impossible to learn anything new if you don’t have access to the Internet, you also need to think about the fact that if you don’t have Internet access, you won’t be able to learn anything new. “Ninyong i-consider iyon,” Director Co said.