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Universities in the Philippines to reopen

Universities in the area directly affected by the Haiyan typhoon will start to reopen on 15 January, according to University World News.

In an article published on 26 November, the website reports that all institutions in the Visayas region of the Philippines were shut down on 13 November. There are more than 400 universities in the region, at least 40 of which were damaged by the typhoon, according to a report by the country’s Commission on Higher Education.

Francis Escudero, a senator in the Philippines, said that 1 billion pesos (€16.8 million) of a proposed rehabilitation fund of 15bn pesos would be allocated to the reconstruction of affected universities and colleges.

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