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This is a category for news items, memoranda and announcements relating to the efforts of the university to extend assistance to the victims of super typhoon Yolanda in the UP Visayas Tacloban College and UP School of Health Sciences, Palo, Leyte campuses.

The UPM Spirit in Times of Crisis: Project H20 of Mu Sigma Phi

Necessity breeds innovation,” wrote Dr. Josephine Bundoc in her Facebook album after posting three pictures of four blue screw tighteners in different stages of fabrication by a 3D printer. The 3D printer belonged to her husband, Dr. Rafael Bundoc, an orthopedic surgeon. The blue screw tighteners, made of plastic resin, were for the water filtration units being prepared by volunteers for Yolanda-hit communities.
Mu Sigma Phi started donating water filtration units after the deadly Bohol earthquake of October 2013. Known as the MU H20 Potable Water Package (“H20” here meaning “Help 2 Others”), they can filter 20 liters of water in …

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The Day the Oblation Stood Still: UP Responds to the Challenge of Typhoon Yolanda

The Oblation stands amid the ruins of the UP Visayas Tacloban College campus. Photo from Rupert Ambil of
A photograph by Rappler said it all: A landscape of ragged trees with torn branches, the rubble and the mud—and the silhouette of the UP Oblation standing unbowed in its midst.
The photo of the UP Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) campus made the rounds on Facebook1 November 10, two days after Super-Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the most powerful storm to make landfall in recorded history, smashed through the Visayas region and virtually disemboweled the country.
According to the Office of the President’s Official Gazette, 2 …

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‘Yolanda’ Survivors in Leyte, Samar and Capiz Receive Medical and Relief Assistance from UP Manila

If there is a positive side to the massive devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda, it is the rekindling of the spirit of generosity and solidarity among individuals, groups, organizations, and institutions not only in the Philippines but worldwide as well.
UP Manila was among the health institutions that responded early. Recognizing the urgency of an immediate response, UP Manila quickly organized relief and medical assistance efforts for the typhoon survivors in Leyte, Samar, and Capiz. Its own buildings in the School of Health Sciences campus in Palo, Leyte were destroyed and the School’s faculty, staff, and students were among those affected.
From …

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UPV Continues Aid Efforts for Northern Iloilo Yolanda Survivors

True to its mandate as a public service university, UP Visayas (UPV) tapped international aid agencies for rapid relief, early recovery, and rehabilitation assistance to typhoon Yolanda-affected communities in Panay Island.
As an initial effort, the UPV through the Center for West Visayan Studies (CWVS) and the Community Outreach Program (COP) of the College of Arts and Sciences organized a rapid response effort together with volunteers from the faculty, staff, students, and alumni to help the survivors of Yolanda in Panay Island.
The initiative gathered generous donations in cash and in-kind from the UPV community  and other sources. A total of Php242,775.00 …

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UPV Musters Support for Its Tacloban College

Photo by Micaela Papa, GMA News,
As soon as it was possible to travel to Tacloban, UPV sent a team to the Yolanda-wrecked UP Visayas Tacloban College on November 12, 2013 to check on the faculty, staff and students as well as to assess the campus’ condition.
Vice-Chancellor for Administration Prof. Nestor Yunque led the team along with University Physician  Dr. Marchette Noble; Director of the Office of Student Affairs Prof. Ruben Gamala; and Campus Development and Maintenance Chief Engr. Rolando Jamero. The team brought with them cash, medicine, and water.
UPV Chancellor Rommel A. Espinosa issued a Letter of Appeal on …

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Starting Anew in Cebu

About 200 displaced UP Tacloban students find temporary ‘home’ in UP Cebu
Only the iconic Oblation statue is standing amid the storm debris at the University of the Philippines (UP) Tacloban campus, but some of its students are already back in school, in UP Cebu.
The roof of the buildings in the Tacloban campus were blown away and their windows shattered. The campus is filled with debris and several uprooted trees.
However, the university’s symbol—the Oblation, was able to withstand the strong winds brought by Yolanda.
About 200 students from the typhoon-devastated campus have moved to UP Cebu to continue their education.
“Here, they are …

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Prayers, Songs Highlight UP Cebu Relief Drive for Yolanda Survivors

UP Cebu students pack relief goods deposited at the campus’ Arts and Sciences Lobby during the week-long relief drive titled “1UP” organized by the alumni association and student council.
Students and alumni of the University of the Philippines Cebu (UP Cebu) invited the general public to an all-night event to collect donations for survivors of supertyphoon Yolanda.
The event dubbed “1UP: The Yolanda Relief Drive” was held on the school grounds Friday, Nov. 15 from 5 p.m. until midnight and featured a solemn moment of candle lighting and prayer at the Oblation Square for those who perished during the storm and the …

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Project Lightline

Tugon ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan sa mga Nasalanta ng Kalamidad
Ayon kay Dr. Giovanni Tapang ng UP National Institute of Physics, ang mga mag-aaral ng UP ay marami pang maitutulong sa mga tinamaan ng kalamidad, dagdag sa relief operation, weather and climate prediction, civil work, preparedness and response, at iba pang uring suporta na naging karaniwan nang kaparaanan. Isang halimbawa nito ay ang Project Lightline, kung saan ginamit ng mga estudyante ang kanilang natutunan sa klase upang makagawa ng mga emergency charger para sa mga nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda noong Nobyembre 2013.
Sinabi ni Propesor Tapang na maaaring makagawa ng ibang …

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UPLB Extends Assistance to Students Affected by Typhoon Yolanda

Photo sent by Kristine Araguas, UPLB-OC-OPR
UPLB raised funds and in-kind donations for survivors of super typhoon Yolanda, including  students affected by the devastation wrought by the killer typhoon. The University demonstrated a concerted and comprehensive approach in its various outreach and relief assistance activities.
Relief operations
UPLB was the first among UP System constituent universities to send a truckload of relief goods on Nov. 15, 2013. With the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Community Affairs (OVCCA)coordinating the relief efforts, UPLB generated more than Php130,000 on Nov. 26, 2013. This was complemented by donations from the UPLB Foundation Inc., student organizations, and other …

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Yolanda Heroes from UP Mindanao

The UP Mindanao Mission to UP Tacloban
UPVTC Dean Cular formally accepts the relief goods donated by UPMin constituents, Mindanao Times newspaper, and other donors, from UPMin Vice-Chancellor Antonio Obsioma. Present are (left-right) UPMin’s extension director Erwin Protacio, land management officer Joel Sagadal, extension officer Michael Gatela, and four UPVTC constituents
A delegation from UP Mindanao left on December 11, 2013 to deliver relief goods and cash donations to UP Tacloban. The UP Mindanao bus was used to carry the goods collected by the UP Mindanao constituents, the Mindanao Times newspaper, and those from other donors. The trip was organized by the …

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