UP Tacloban 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. The donation was delivered with the assistance of Navara Nation Philippines-Eastern Visayas Chapter.
The sacks of rice were purchased from funds donated by UP Tacloban faculty and staff, amounting to 95,400 pesos, including a donation of 50,500 pesos from Batch 83 led by Assoc. Prof. Ladylyn Mangada and Prosecutor Nemitz Negado. The faculty and staff fund drive was held on 20-29 May 2020, as part of the College’s 47th founding anniversary celebration.
The alcohol-based hand rub is courtesy of the UP Tacloban hand rub production team led by Dr. Rolly G. Fuentes. The 3-D printed face shields were produced by the Department of Science and Technology-Metal Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) in partnership with the University of the Philippines Visayas led by Chancellor Ricardo P. Babaran. (Report from Marvie Villones, UPVTC OCEP)