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MHS to focus on resumption of classes

TYPHOON victims who took shelter at Marianas High School will move out by the end of the week, MHS principal Cherlyn Cabrera said.

MHS has 116 shelterees, she added. “They will move to a long-term shelter in Tanapag.”

Starting next week, Cabrera said MHS will focus on repairing its facilities and getting ready for the reopening of classes.

One of the MHS shelterees, Geraldine Sanchez, told Variety that Tanapag “is very far from our work and our children’s school.”

Sanchez and her family have been staying at MHS since Typhoon Yutu destroyed their home in Susupe.

She said the water supply at the MHS shelter has improved. “They now open the tank for several hours. It gives us enough time to collect water that we can use to shower and for cleaning. Before, it was very hard for people who had to go to work. There was no water in the morning and they had to go to work without showering.”

MHS principal Cherlyn Cabrera said “there was a big concern about the lack of water that compromised the shelterees’ health due to poor hygiene. Last week that was a big concern, but now they are able to collect water every day.”