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Schools reopen in typhoon hit central Philippines

Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 - 01:20

Students attend classes in typhoon hit central Philippines with no books, or supplies. Julie Noce reports.

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One month on since a deadly typhoon destroyed parts of central Philippines, residents do their best to rebuild and try to return to normal living. Teenagers eagerly pitch in to help remove debris. And although classes have resumed, students won't have any supplies or books. All of our materials have been washed away, this student says. We have absolutely nothing to use. In Tacloban city, teachers help keep children involved with exercises and guided play time. One administrator says they will use the typhoon and the devastation it caused to teach students a valuable lesson. (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR MIGUEL DUMAS SAYING: "Of course, now that they (residents) have experienced the so-called storm surge, maybe it's high time to explain to them what the advantages and disadvantages are of living near the coast. That's what they should be taught, so they will understand the dangers." More than 5000 people were killed in the storm, millions more were displaced. Officials say damages total nearly 700 million dollars.

Schools reopen in typhoon hit central Philippines

Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 - 01:20

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