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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.
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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 …

UPV Musters Support for Its Tacloban College

Photo by Micaela Papa, GMA News, http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/335638/news/nation/up-president-asks-constituent-units-to-accept-cross-enrollees-from-up-tacloban
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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