THE Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) will inspect all schools in Zamboanga City to ensure the structures are safe for occupancy.

OCD Regional Director Emilia Vasquez-Julhajan said the inspection will be conducted in coordination with the Department of Education, Department of Public Works and Highways, and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

“Areas that are highly populated like schools, buildings, hotels need to be checked regularly,” Julhajan said.

There are 171 public elementary schools and 37 public high schools with more than 200,000 students in the city. (Bong Garcia)