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DepEd Orders Thorough and Immediate Inspection of School and Office Buildings and Facilities

Urgent! As per instructions from Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, all principals, school heads and teachers-in-charge are hereby instructed to undertake a thorough investigation of all school buildings and facilities before allowing learners, teachers, and personnel to enter the same.

Thorough and Immediate Inspection of School and Office Buildings and Facilities

In view of the recent magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit Luzon this afternoon and as per instructions from Executive Secretary Salvador Mediaidea and Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, all principals, school heads and teachers-in-charge are hereby instructed to undertake thorough investigation of all school buildings and facilities before allowing learners, teachers and personnel to enter the same.

All engineers and architects and DRRM coordinators at the central, regional and division offices are hereby instructed to lend support to all concerned in the determination of the structural integrity and safety of buildings and facilities in DepEd schools and offices within 250 kilometers from Castillejos, Zambales, the epicenter of the earthquake.

Regional Directors, Schools Division Superintendents, ESSD and SGOD Chiefs, the Education Facilities Division (EFD), the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) and all concerned are hereby enjoined to immediately cascade this instruction up to the school level for immediate implementation starting at 5:00am of April 23, 2019.

Only when the structural integrity and safety of buildings and facilities is assured can the learners, teachers and personnel be allowed to enter the same.

For guidance and strict compliance.

Alain Del Pascua
Undersecretary

DepEd Public Schools Inspections after Earthquake

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