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12 Makilala school campuses still closed

Local News • 10:30 AM Mon Nov 18, 2019
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John M. Unson
One of the damaged beyond repair public schools in Makilala, North Cotabato. (Photo courtesy of Joy Daman)

NORTH COTABATO --- The municipal government of the earthquake-wracked Makilala town in North Cotabato has extended the suspension of classes in 12 campuses where there are buildings still being inspected for damages.

Thousands of structures, including houses and dozens of school buildings and gymnasiums were destroyed by earthquakes the jolted North Cotabato province and its capital, Kidapawan City, in the past four weeks that started with a magnitude 6.3 foreshock on October 16, followed by more than 2,000 aftershocks since.

Except for those in Ilomavis, Perez and Balabag areas in Kidapawan City, schools in its other constituent-barangays opened November 13 yet, under tight watch by emergency monitoring teams under the office of Mayor Joseph Evangelista.

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