Magnitude 6.5 quake damages 8 schools in Eastern Samar

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MANILA — A total of eight schools were damaged by the 6.5 magnitude earthquake, which hit San Julian, Eastern Samar on Tuesday, the Department of Education (DepEd) reported.

In a partial situation report released late Tuesday, DepEd said eight
schools in Borongan and Tacloban were impaired due to the earthquake.

These are Maypangdan National High School in Borongan City, and
Antionio Balmes National High School, Bayanihan Elementary School,
Cirilio Montejo National High School, Nula-tula Elementary School,
Scan National High School, Tigbao Diit Central School, V & G National
High School — all in Tacloban City.

Most of them had cracked ceilings, floors and walls, broken glass
windows, and other minor damages.

The DepEd said it has already coordinated with Disaster Risk Reduction
Management focal persons of affected regions and divisions for the
field situations and reports on infrastructure and non-infrastructure
damages. (PNA)