600,000 pupils in Cebu to receive free school supplies

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The provincial government will provide free school supplies to at least 600,000 students in Cebu province as they return to the face-to-face classes this August.

The Capitol is currently finalizing the set of school supplies that will be distributed to students soon, according to Governor Gwendolyn Garcia.

Garcia said they have identified at least 600,000 public school students who will receive free bags, pad papers, ballpoint pens, pencils, notebooks, and crayons (for kindergarten). (

They are targeting to start distribution of the free school supplies between August and September, the governor said.

Meanwhile, the Capitol also expressed willingness to assist schools in expediting repairs to buildings and other properties damaged by Typhoon Odette.