SOLON SEEKS GUIDELINES ON EMERGENCY TRANSFER OF LEARNERS
PASIG City Rep. Roman Romulo urged the Department of Education to formulate guidelines on the emergency transfer of learners affected by natural and human-induced disasters.
He filed House Resolution 1059 which urges the DepEd to standardize the processes and protocols for the emergency transfer of learners.
Romulo cited data from the Department of Education Basic Education Information System from School Year 2009-2010 to SY 2017-2018 that 43,810 schools nationwide reported effects of natural hazards and 21,949 reported impacts of human-induced hazards, 10,883 of which were due to violent incidents, including armed conflict.
Data from the same period also showed that 17,937 schools were used as evacuation centers during hazards.
“The Philippines is prone to natural and human induced disasters which lead to internal displacement in various parts of the country,” Romulo said.
“Due to such dangers, we are compelled to institutionalize processes and responsibilities that would ensure the continuity of education of our learners in times of natural and man-made or induced disasters,” he said.