SSS helps build classrooms for Yolanda-affected schoolchildren
The Social Security System (SSS) has extended financial assistance of P5.5 million for the reconstruction of classrooms at the town of Tanauan in Leyte province that were destroyed by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013. Photo shows SSS President and Chief Executive Emilio S. de Quiros, Jr. (2nd from right) and Social Security Commission Chairman Juan B. Santos (right) turn over the ceremonial check, which represents the first tranche of the SSS grant amounting to P4.4 million, to Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro, FSC (2nd from left) and Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary for Partnerships and External Linkages Mario A. Deriquito (left) during ceremonies held at the DepEd complex in Pasig City on August 7.
The second and final tranche of P1.1 million will be released to DepEd following its compliance with the SSS? terms for the first tranche under the agreement. The SSS grant will fund the building of six classrooms as well as the purchase of students? arm chairs and teachers? chairs and tables for the Catmon, Maghulod and Picas elementary schools.