The Department of Education (DepEd) is set to build new school buildings that can withstand strong winds of up to 350 kilometers per hour during typhoons.
It also wants to build earthquake-resistant classrooms.
DedEd Secretary Leonor Briones has met with officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways for the formation of a Technical Working Group that will implement the project.
This year, DepEd has a budget of P 109 billion for the construction of classrooms for K to 12, workshop laboratories and repair of old buildings.
This development comes, following President Rodrigo Duterte and Briones' visit and inspection of Surigao del Norte, which was hit by a magnitude 6.7 earthquake on Friday last week.