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Capiz Has 6 Repaired Classrooms, Thanks to Balikatan PDF Print E-mail
The San Nicolas Elementary School in Tapaz town and Jaena Norte Elementary School in Jamindan town each received three classrooms repaired through the joint effort of the United States Armed Forces and Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The classrooms for Tapaz school were turned over last April 15 while that for Jamindan school was done April 16, Spokesperson Lt. Col. Ray Tiongson of the 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army said.

Dubbed as US-Philippines Balikatan 2016, the humanitarian assistance is already the second year conducted in Panay Island, which Capiz’ schools are among the project beneficiaries of the engineering work, particularly the repair of classrooms, he said.

Tiongson said that the joint Balikatan Exercise mainly focused on humanitarian civic assistance, cooperative health engagement and disaster response training.

Started last April 4, the bilateral exercise was formally concluded at Matangharon, Dingle Iloilo last April 16.

The repaired classrooms in Western Visayas were those that were destroyed by supertyphoon Yolanda in 2013.

Earlier, the teachers, parents and the entire community of Jaena Norte Elementary School expressed their appreciation to the Balikatan team for the project in their school which will benefit their students. (JCM/JBG/PIA6)
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