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UPM SHS inaugurates new school building in Tacloban

More than a year after super typhoon Haiyan severely damaged its campus in Palo, Leyte, the UP Manila School of Health Sciences (UPM SHS) opened a new four-classroom building located at the UP Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC),Tacloban City in an inauguration and turn-over ceremony held on August 17, 2015.
The building was donated by the ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya, represented by Deputy Director Marcel Riñon, who assured the audience at the ceremony that the event was only the beginning of a stronger partnership between ABS-CBN and UPM SHS. The symbolic key to the building was received by UPM Chancellor Carmencita Padilla, UPM …

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To Serve and To Heal: The Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Manila’s Yolanda Relief Operations

The UP Manila Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Team goes to Guian via C130 for a medical mission. Photo from Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Manila.
On November 12, 2013, four days after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck several areas in the Visayas region, two doctors from UP Manila set out for Tacloban City to investigate the extent of damage in the city, particularly in UP Visayas’ Tacloban College campus and the School of Health Sciences in Palo, Leyte.
Aside from investigation, the two-man team also assessed the challenges to medical professionals and volunteers from the Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Manila in assisting the victims of the …

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Rising from the Destruction of UP SHS by Supertyphoon “Yolanda”: Learning from History

UP SHS Palo Oblation in Leyte still standing amidst the damage from Supertyphoon Yolanda.
Immediately after Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” I took pictures of the massive destruction inflicted on the buildings and facilities at the main campus of the School of Health Sciences (SHS), University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) in Palo, Leyte in the morning of Friday, November 8, 2013. I also wrote more detailed notes on the devastation in my diary.
The photos attached to this report were taken on three different visits to SHS on November 19, and December 3 and 5, 2013. Other undocumented data I mentioned are based on …

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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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UPMin Students join Tulong Kabataan

Photo by Anthony Montecillo, UP Mindanao
UP Mindanao students helped Typhoon Yolanda victims by participating in Tulong Kabataan, a relief drive initiated by sectoral organizations. The UP Mindanao University Student Council and Himati student publication led the relief efforts. A page was created in the social media named “Tulong Kabataan UPMin” to disseminate the call.
The repacking of relief goods took place on November 15 at the UP Mindanao Administration Building Atrium. The goods were consolidated into a larger shipment and transported under the auspices of the sectoral organizations.
On November 21-26, eleven UP Mindanao students, with student leaders from the Davao region, …

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Weep Not, Rise Up!

Interview with Arianne Kris Villegas, Representative, Tindog UP–Network of UP Tacloban students, families, friends, supporters of victims and survivors of Typhoon Yolanda from Eastern Visayas
Arianne Kris Villegas ( right) and a friend at the “A Thousand Meals for UP Tacloban” benefit concert.
It is unimaginable how to survive  a storm as dreadful as Yolanda. But a young survivor emerges and talks about what she and her folks back home look forward to after the devastation.
Arianne Kris Villegas, a third year Biology major student from UP Tacloban and now a cross registrant in UP Diliman, has assumed the role as the spokesperson …

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UP has to make its campuses climate-resilient

Although many students of the University of the Philippines (UP)  Tacloban have moved to other campuses, Prospero de Vera, UP vice president for public affairs, said they were also looking at how to rehabilitate the school so the semester could continue.
De Vera, overall in charge of the UP systems relief operations, said many students wanted to remain in Tacloban so the campus administration wanted to reopen in January.
Rebuilding, however, would depend on a number of factors, he said.
“Tacloban can still be repaired, [although] I don’t know how much [work] needs to be done for classes [to resume] … The bigger …

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Treat survivors quickly: doctor

Ahealth expert from the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila said authorities should keep an eye on evacuees from typhoon-ravaged Eastern Visayas for they might be carrying parasitic diseases with them.
Dr. Vicente Belizario Jr., the UP National Institutes of Health executive director, said physicians should thoroughly check the survivors if they have illnesses caused by parasites like worms.
“When they come to Cebu, the health workers need to catch them and be able to provide assistance to evacuees,” he said. “If they are not yet treated in Leyte and Samar, they need to be treated where they evacuate so they could …

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