ILOILO – The repair of Tambaliza National High School in Pan de Azucar Island in Concepcion town is almost complete eight months after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) wreck havoc in the province.
According to Provincial Administrator Raul Banias said the repair of the blown off roof of the school’s five classrooms is made possible thru the donation of Keifer Ravena’s family and friends.
Right now, he said the school has yet to install the two remaining long span roofing for the five classrooms.
“Our roofing materials fell short because we roofed the space between the classrooms and it has to be ordered from the supplier (DN Steel)…,” he explained.
Banias, also the town’s former mayor, assured that the classrooms are now typhoon resilient “as the wooden trusses were replaced by steel trusses”. The materials used also complied with the Department of Education’s design.
Tambaliza NHS, an extension campus of Roberto H. Tirol Memorial High School in Concepcion, has more than 600 students from the barangays of Tambaliza, Talutu-an and Macatunao. The island where it is located is seven nautical miles north of town proper.
“Yolanda” made its fifth landfall in Concepcion, Iloilo at 12:00 noon of November 8, 2013 and crushed thousands of homes and public infrastructure.
The monster storm partially damaged 1,971 classrooms and wiped off 478 classrooms, 101 stages and 44 covered gyms, according to Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.
The damage report further states that an estimated P1.1 billion is needed to replace the damaged infrastructure and replaced other affected logistics like computers, books, desks, chairs and chalk boards. #2014News