Muntinlupa school vacates 4 buildings which lie on West Valley Fault

By on May 29, 2015

Marikina Valley Fault (Wikipedia)
Marikina Valley Fault ( © Ervin Malicdem, 2015)

MANILA — Pedro Diaz High School in Muntinlupa City has vacated four school buildings after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) found the structures lying on the West Valley Fault.

Pedro Diaz High School Principal Estrella Aseron said the abandoned structures include the Administration Building and the Biazon Building, which serves as the library and classrooms of six fourth-year sections.

Aseron said the school already vacated its Values Teaching Building and Technical School Building last year.

According to Aseron, there are a total of 16 classrooms that will be affected in the abandonment of buildings.

Phivolcs has already marked the said buildings which are inside the six-meter fault line.

Aseron sees no problem in transferring the affected students to other buildings since the school has a total of 11 buildings.

She said that the affected students will be transferred to the Alternative Learning Service Building.

Meanwhile, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Armin Luistro has announced plans of the department to demolish some school buildings which lie along the West Valley Fault.