Baste’ orders suspension of classes in select Davao City schools

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DAVAO CITY — Acting Mayor Sebastian Duterte ordered the suspension of classes on Thursday, August 29, in select public and private schools in Davao City following Wednesday night’s flood.

  • The areas covered are the following:
  •  Wangan Technical High School, Calinan
  • Balengaeng Elementary School, Tugbok
  • Leon Garcia Elementary School, Talomo
  • Talomo Central Elementary School, Talomo

Also included are public and private schools in Calinan, Tugbok, and Talomo Districts affected by flood.

The Davao City Police Office reported “as of 9 pm, Aug. 28, 2019, Calinan District Area is now in normal situation as rain stop and flood water subside, except in Barangay Pangyan, the bridge was damaged and has been rendered impassable.”

Residents of Barangay Bangkal and other parts of Talomo district waded through a waist-deep water as rescue teams brought them to higher grounds.

The successive heavy downpour in the hinterlands during the last two days triggered the flooding.

The city government called on the people of Davao to share their blessings to the affected residents.

CALL FOR DONATIONS

Donations of food and relief goods are needed for Dabawenyos affected by Wednesday night flood.

Kindly contact Davao City Social Services and Development Office chief Malou Bermudo @ +63 0915 400 2392; Nenen Mitaran @ +63 977 834 1494; and Aysi Romanda @ +63 917 834 1494.

You may drop donations at the City Hall of Davao starting tonight.

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