As with many things, the COVID-19 pandemic thas thrown into stark clarity the good, the bad and the ugly of social media usage. UP Visayas takes on “The Boon and Bane of Social Media” and how we can manage both in a webinar on Aug. 5, 8:30 a.m.
The good news: quarantine measures have managed to decrease local transmission and flatten the curve in Western Visayas. The bad news: a surge in imported cases in the region has led to testing backlogs and strained quarantine facilities. Given this, UP Visayas researchers and ThinkWell Philippines recommend more preparations for local transmission outbreaks in the LGUs, maintenance of minimum public health standards, and a review of the repatriation protocols in terms of testing, tracing and treatment.
The global pandemic is taking a toll on people’s mental and emotional well-being. To respond to the need to provide the UP community and UP’s partner communities with adequate psychosocial support, the UP Ugnayan ng Pahinungòd launched the Committee on Psychosocial Emergency Services (UP CoPES) to better coordinate and harmonize the psychosocial aspect of Pahinungòd’s volunteer services.
UP Tacloban recently turned over to the local government of Jipapad, Eastern Samar 231 sacks of rice (@ 10 kilos), 10 liters of alcohol-based hand rub, and 350 3-D printed face shields on 21 June 2020 for distribution to residents.
UP Visayas Tacloban College, through URUGUP, its institutional response to the COVID-19 crisis in Eastern Visayas, distributed its second batch of 80% ethyl alcohol URUGUP hand rub on May 27.
UPV Tacloban College has taken key COVID-19 data in the Eastern Visayas region and visualized them into easy-to-understand maps that can aid in decision- and policymaking in public health.
UPV for UPD. In the spirit of solidarity and compassion, UP Visayas alumni led the effort to immediately take care of UP Diliman students from Iloilo upon their arrival back home on May 31. They had been stranded in Metro Manila because of the implemented quarantine measures and resulting suspension of inter-island travel.
UP Visayas continues to facilitate the return of its stranded students to their homes. More of them have gone back to their hometowns and have been reunited with their families.
UPV Tacloban College (UPVTC) gears up for its 47th anniversary on May 23 with the launch of Pagsurumpay: Online Talk Series.
Nakapauli na sila. They have gone home. Twenty-three Negrense students of UP Visayas (UPV) stranded in Miagao and Iloilo City were brought home to Negros Occidental on May 5. This was facilitated by the UPV Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration in coordination with the Office of Civil Defense; Office of the Governor, Negros Occidental; and the Office of the Mayor, Bacolod City.