PPP to address classroom shortage: Palace

by Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 05 2012 09:10 PM | Updated as of Jun 06 2012 08:47 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Palace on Tuesday acknowledged shortage in classrooms in public schools nationwide.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda  said the government is taking steps to address the problem.
He said 30,000 classrooms will be constructed under a public-private partnership (PPP) program.

The Department of Education will be calling for bids on July 8 for the construction of the first batch of 9,300 classrooms.
"Talagang may [kakulangan] sa classrooms. It's really difficult. We've acknowledged that there exists a shortage in classrooms.  In fact, there are 50,000 classrooms that are going to be built," Lacierda said.

"Out of the 50,000, 30,000 will be done by way of PPP. Twenty thousand will be done by LGUs," he added.