As per the advisory of the Department of Education (DepEd), classes continue despite Mayon eruption threats. In fact, some schools have already implemented double shifts to reduce the interruption of lessons.
DepEd Regional Office Director Ramon Fiel Abcede mentioned that they have been closely monitoring the situation for the safety of students and education personnel. However, it was noted that 33 schools have been occupied for evacuation by 8,583 families.
As of the moment, DepEd is working with local government units (LGUs) with regards to alternate evacuation spaces for the relocated residents.
“We look forward to the time when LGUs will build permanent evacuation centers so schools need not be mobilized for this purpose and classes will not be disrupted,” said DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones.
The funds for the affected areas of Legazpi City, Ligao City, and Tabaco City have already been advanced to build 208 temporary learning spaces (TLS) for 16,791 students.
The Department also plans on building up stocks of resources like raincoats, umbrellas, face masks, and rechargeable flashlights, among others.