The Department of Education (DepEd) will gear up for the rehabilitation of state schools in the war-torn, but now terrorist-free, Marawi city.
According to the data gathered by DepEd since the start of the war, 29 schools are totally damaged while 47 schools need major repairs.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones shared they need around P1.16 billion to P2 billion to fully repair the damage.
As of the moment, DepEd has started assembling temporary learning spaces for the students of Marawi. However, most of the students affected by the war have enrolled to other schools nationwide.
The war in Marawi, which lasted for five months specifically May 23 to October 23 of this year, was a battle between the government forces and ISIS-inspired terrorist group Maute.