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MANILA, Philippines - Aside from the shortage of teachers and classrooms and seasonal floods, two public schools in Taytay, Rizal were found to be sitting on top of a potentially danger zone.
The two elementary schools in Lupang Arenda, Tipayan Elementary School and the Arenda Elementary School, are situated inside 270 hectares of land on the shores of Laguna Lake.
Tipayan Elementary School is always flooded while the more than 2,000 students of the adjacent Arenda Elementary School are cramped in just 14 classrooms so that the school has to schedule three shifts so they can be taught by teachers who are lacking in number.
But the greater danger lies in the fact that the area, where the schools are located, is already saturated in water which may cause liquifaction of the soil, and may pose real danger during an earthquake.