ABOUT

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it necessary for the University of the Philippines to be flexible with its mode of delivery of learning. For the Academic Year 2020-2021, UP will adopt “remote learning and/or the blending of remote and face-to-face learning, if the public health situation allows” (OVPAA Memorandum No. 2020-68, p2). Either blended or remote, the new mode of delivery requires all enrolled students to have access to computer technologies and Internet connectivity.

While many students have their own computers, more than 5,600 UP students are in danger of not being able to continue their education, because they cannot afford this technology and the tools that have now become integral to learning. Around 1,600 of them have no resources at all, and for at least 4,000 more, sustained use of technologies is no longer feasible because the pandemic has rendered their households financially vulnerable.

In view of the need to ensure every UP student is equipped with the required remote learning tools from the time they first enroll in the University until they graduate, the UP System is embarking on a new endeavor, the Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan or #KaagapayUP Fundraising and Resource Generation Campaign.

The term kaagapay, which means being by one’s side or alongside, connotes support and care from an individual who desires to help others achieve their goals. A Kaagapay ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan is a donor or benefactor who may be a student, faculty, staff, alumni, interest groups, associations, profit or non- profit organizations, government, or non-government organizations, committed to helping financially-challenged UP students and their families.

The University of the Philippines asks for your support in enabling our Iskolar ng Bayan to move forward and ultimately reach their goal of graduating. We are asking you to be their Kaagapay, someone who shares their burden and eases their struggles—in these difficult, rapidly evolving times.

With your donations, our students will receive the computers or laptops and internet connectivity they need toward earning their degrees.

 


NEWS AND STORIES

Learn from the news and stories about our hardworking Isko and Iska who, despite the challenges of the pandemic, have never lost hope and continue to fight for their degrees. Also hear from our generous alumni who have become our initial Kaagapay in this campaign, as they support and accord our Iskolars ng Bayan with fervent hope to continue fighting.

STORIES

 

Student athlete Eugene Laganina only thought of spending a couple of weeks in his sibling’s farm in Bulacan when the quarantine started. He spent the rest of the semester there fulfilling his academic requirements with connectivity challenges.

 

Patrick Pabulayan, student-athlete from Koronadal City, South Cotabato and incoming second-year student at the UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics, is one of the fastest runners of the Track and Field Team. But during the community quarantine and his stay in the Ipil dorm, he had to go slow with class requirements, as he faced difficulties connecting online.

 

Peter Lachica, only child of a single mother from Surallah, South Cotabato and freshman at the UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics, staying at the Ipil dorm. He has stayed there for the duration of the quarantine, deciding not to go back to his family for his, as well as his family’s safety. His stay though is not without connectivity challenges with his class requirements.

 

Sally Campus, freshman from the UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics is from Digos, Davao del Sur. During the community quarantine in Metro Manila, she stayed at the Balay Atleta, a dorm for the university’s athletes. While there, she had difficulties meeting the requirements of online classes, due to a lack of access to electronic devices.

 

NEWS

 

UP: Each College Student Needs Up To P110,000 For Remote Learning; Support Sought For The Disadvantaged

On Tuesday, July 21, the University of the Philippines launched an initiative to help students who are expected to face challenges with UP’s shift to remote learning next semester.

“Ang ating mga mag-aaral, bagaman matalino at maparaan, ay hindi magkakatulad sa katayuang pinansyal, pribilehiyo, at iba pang pangangailangan (Our students, though bright and resourceful, do not have the same situations financially and in terms of privileges and other needs),” UP president Danilo Concepcion said during the launch of the program.

He noted that a total of 5,600 exceptional and deserving UP students would find it hard to keep up with the transition to remote and online learning once classes open in September.

Concepcion said this is beyond the control of the students, and the circumstances are definitely not their fault. “Samakatuwid, 5,600 iskolar ng bayan ang maiiwan at mapag-iiwanan (Therefore, 5,600 national scholars will be left out and left behind),” he noted.

According to UP, around 1,600 of its roughly 60,000 students in different campuses do not have the resources to acquire a computer and stable internet access.

Another 4,000 students belong to households categorized as “vulnerable,” or those whose incomes cannot fully support these needs due to the effects of the pandemic.

Called Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan or #KaagapayUP, the project aims to raise funds to provide financially challenged students with their own laptop computers and internet connectivity that can help them access UP’s remote learning courses next semester.

Read the full One News PH article here

 

UP launches fund drive to help students cope with remote learning challenges

In the virtual launching of the campaign, UP President Danilo Concepcion said the university has already adopted remote teaching and learning for academic year 2020-2021 with the possibility of blended remote and face-to-face learning in courses with discipline-specific skills such as laboratory or practicum, provided public health requirements are met.

However, Concepcion emphasized that not all students can effortlessly adapt to these changes and there are those who could not afford the necessary equipment to take advantage of remote learning.

“Of the at least 60,000 in the UP System, 1,600 are estimated to be incapable of purchasing laptops, personal computers, and paying for internet connection, while 4,000 are among the so-called financially vulnerable households where the combined income of family members is not enough to meet technology-related needs,” Concepcion said in Filipino.

To respond to these needs, the university has launched its “Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan” or the #KaagapayUP program which aims to raise funds to provide financially challenged students with their own laptop computers and internet connections that can help them access UP’s remote learning courses.

Read the full Manila Buletin article here

 

#PisoParaSaLaptop: Students seek help for online learning

On July 21, the University of the Philippines (UP) launched Kaagapay, a donation drive that aims to help its students with the technological demands of online learning.

UP said that almost 5,600 students of the university may not be able to continue their education for the coming school year due to lack of resources.

“They cannot afford the technology and tools that have now become integral to learning. Around 1,600 of them have no resources at all. For at least 4,000 more, sustained use of technologies is no longer feasible because the pandemic has rendered their households financially vulnerable,” UP said.

Read the full Rappler article here

 

UP Says Each Student Needs At Least P110,000 For Online Classes

Remote learning and online classes have become part of the new normal. But, it’s not even a viable option for a lot of Filipinos. In fact, according to the University of the Philippines, more than 5,600 of its students can’t afford to do so.

The university has done the numbers to calculate the cost of supporting the typical UP student. Each student will need at least P110,000 to go through four years of tertiary education. P30,000 will go to a laptop with suitable specifications, while P80,000 covers the cost of internet for four years.

With this realization, UP has launched the Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan project. Through donations, the project aims to help financially challenged students. access UP’s remote learning courses on platforms such as UP’s Learning Management Systems, Zoom, Google Classroom, Edmodo, and others.

We do not want to cut short the discovery of intelligence through learning and research. And if anyone is in danger of being left behind, we will find a way to make sure they are with us. That even one of our iskolar ng bayan would be left behind is painful to me. That is why we will find ways, to the best of our abilities, to ensure that they are with us in our journey toward progress,” the university said.

UP vice president for academic affairs Cynthia Rose Bautista says that “intelligence may be normally distributed, opportunities in this country are not.” She adds, “We cannot allow the highly unequal structure of Philippine society to further disadvantage these students in the time of COVID.”

Read the full Esquire article here

 

UP launches fundraising program to help equip its students for remote learning

The University of the Philippines on Tuesday launched a program aiming to equip its students with the necessary materials for remote learning this coming school year.

“Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan” or simply #KaagapayUP, is a fundraiser that aims to provide financially-students with their own laptop computers and internet connections.

During the online launch of the program, UP Vice President for Public Affairs Dr. Elena Pernia said they are now accepting pre-owned, nearly new computers, and monetary gifts of any amount.

The website kaagapay.up.edu.ph is now live, and is ready to process the donations.

UP President Danilo Concepcion said that an estimated 5,600 students will have a difficult time adjusting to remote learning.

“Hindi po natin nais na itigil ang tuklas ng talino sa pamamagitan ng pagaaral at pagsasaliklik. At kung may maiiwanan man, gagawan po natin ng paraaan upang sila ay makasama,” he said.

Read the full GMA News Online article here

 


CONTACT US

 

For inquiries regarding official receipts/certificate of donation and for other queries, please contact the Kaagapay Secretariat through the following channels:

Mobile: 0916 723 1200
Email: [email protected]
 


HOW TO DONATE

Donations in kind and in cash are most welcome – from individuals, groups, organizations, business corporations, etc. As an added bonus, gifts to Kaagapay may be entitled to certificate of donations which may be used by the donor to claim tax deduction.

For donations in kind, donors may send their pre-owned/nearly new computers and laptops to designated office in the constituent units of the University of Philippines. Information on minimum specifications of acceptable donations in kind and the drop-off points will be disseminated soon.

Meanwhile monetary gifts for the Kaagapay campaign may be in any amount. Gifts of PhP100 to PhP10,000,000, whether given as one-time or recurring donations, are much appreciated.
 

DONATIONS IN KIND

 

Donations made in kind may be coursed through the Office of the Vice President of Public Affairs (OVPPA) and may be dropped off at the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs, North Wing, First Floor, Administration Building, Quezon Hall, University of the Philippines For assistance, you may get in touch with the Kaagapay Secretariat at 0916 723 1200 or [email protected]

 

DONATIONS MADE IN PERSON

 

We would be very glad to receive your cash/check donation personally . To arrange the receiving of your donation, please contact the Kaagapay Secretariat at 0916 723 1200 or send an email to [email protected]. You will be issued an official receipt as soon as your donation has been deposited to the proper bank account. Please also indicate if you will need a Certificate of Donation.

 

BANK PAYMENT

 

Over-the-counter bank deposits Philippine-based donors may make a deposit to the Kaagapay accounts with LBP and other banks.

ACCOUNT NAME: UPS Trust Account
Peso Account Number: 3072-1007-50
Dollar Account Number: 3074-0017-92
Bank: Land Bank of the Philippines
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 0036-1014-7118
Bank: Banco de Oro/BDO/BDO Unibank
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 003083-7423-12
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands/BPI
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 1086-1012-0641
Dollar Account Number: 1086-6009-8796
Bank: Philippine National Bank
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: The University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 1022 7002 9111
Bank: UnionBank of the Philippines
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: The University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 0037-000465-100
Bank: Philippine Veterans Bank
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: The University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 1013-6008-7705
Bank: United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

 

Over-the-counter wire transfer: Donors – whether based in the Philippine or abroad – may go to their banks to send their donation thru wire transfer to Kaagapay accounts in LBP and other banks.

Please make your donation to the following account/s:

ACCOUNT NAME: UPS Trust Account
Peso Account Number: 3072-1007-50
Dollar Account Number: 3074-0017-92
Bank: Land Bank of the Philippines
Swift code: TLBPPHMM
Address: Apacible St. PNB Bldg., UP Diliman, Quezon City
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay
Number: 0916 723 1200
Email address: [email protected]

ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc.
Peso Account Number: 1086-1012-0641
Bank: Philippine National Bank
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
Address: 3 Apacible, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay
Number 0916 723 1200
Email address: [email protected]

ACCOUNT NAME: The University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 1022 7002 9111
Bank: UnionBank of the Philippines
Swift Code: UBPHPHMM
Address: UG Diliman Commercial Complex, 46 Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay
Number: 0916 723 1200
Email address: [email protected]

 

Online bank transfer: Using e-payment facilities and mobile banking applications, donors may send their donations to the Kaagapay accounts with LBP and other banks.

Please make your donation to the following accounts:

(For Landbank account holders)

ACCOUNT NAME: UPS Trust Account
Peso Account Number: 3072-1007-50
Dollar Account Number: 3074-0017-92
Bank: Land Bank of the Philippines
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 0036-1014-7118
Bank: Banco de Oro/BDO/BDO Unibank
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 003083-7423-12
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands/BPI
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 1086-1012-0641
Bank: Philippine National Bank
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: The University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 1022 7002 9111
Bank: UnionBank of the Philippines
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: The University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 0037-000465-100
Bank: Philippine Veterans Bank
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

 

VISA/Mastercard Credit: Donations via VISA Credit card are accepted through the secure payment gateway of Development Bank of the Philippines. Gateway for Mastercard Credit will be available soon.

 

 

VISA/Mastercard Debit: Donations via VISA/Mastercard Debit may be done through bank transfer using your online banking system or mobile bank application.

Please make your donation to the following account:

ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 0036-1014-7118
Bank: Banco de Oro/BDO/BDO Unibank
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 003083-7423-12
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands/BPI
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation, Inc.
Peso Account Number: 1086 1012 0641
Bank: Philippine National Bank
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: The University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 1022 7002 9111
Bank: UnionBank of the Philippines
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

 

To ensure that your gift will reach our students, please send a copy or screenshot of the transaction receipt to [email protected]. We will send you the confirmation email as soon as we have received your receipt. Please also indicate if you wish to receive a UP official receipt for your donation.
 

 

 

LINK.BIZ E-PAYMENT PORTAL

 

Donors using Landbank and PCHC Paygate banks (Unionbank, RCBC, or Robinsons Bank) may send their gifts through the Landbank Link.Biz portal by clickinghere

To ensure that your gift will reach our students, please send a copy or screenshot of the transaction receipt to [email protected]. We will send you the confirmation email as soon as we have received your receipt. Please also indicate if you wish to receive a UP official receipt for your donation.
 

 

 

GCASH AND PAYMAYA

 

Donors may send their gifts to the Kaagapay accounts via GCash and PayMaya

 

PAYMAYA:

Please make your donation to the following account, using PayMaya Bank Transfer facility:

ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 0036-1014-7118
Bank: Banco de Oro/BDO/BDO Unibank
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 003083-7423-12
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands/BPI
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 1086-1012-0641
Bank: Philippine National Bank
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 1022 7002 9111
Bank: UnionBank of the Philippines
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

To ensure that your gift will reach our students, please send a copy or screenshot of the transaction receipt to [email protected]. We will send you the confirmation email as soon as we have received your receipt. Please also indicate if you wish to receive a UP official receipt for your donation.

 

 

GCASH:

Please make your donation to the following account, using GCash Bank Transfer facility:

ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 0036-1014-7118
Bank: Banco de Oro/BDO/BDO Unibank
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc./UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 003083-7423-12
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands/BPI
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 1086-1012-0641
Bank: Philippine National Bank
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

ACCOUNT NAME: UP Foundation Inc
Peso Account Number: 1022 7002 9111
Bank: UnionBank of the Philippines
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay

To ensure that your gift will reach our students, please send a copy or screenshot of the transaction receipt to [email protected]. We will send you the confirmation email as soon as we have received your receipt. Please also indicate if you wish to receive a UP official receipt for your donation.

 

MONEY REMITTANCE

 

Philippine-based donors may send their gifts through money remittance centers like Pera Padala, Cebuana Lhuillier, etc. Meanwhile, donors based abroad may use Xoom.

Please make your donation to the following account:

ACCOUNT NAME: UPS Trust Account
Peso Account Number: 3072-1007-50
Dollar Account Number: 3074-0017-92
Swift Code: TLBPPHMM
Bank: Land Bank of the Philippines
Purpose: Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral/Kaagapay
Number: 0916 723 1200
Email Address: [email protected]
Address: Apacible St. PNB Bldg. UP Diliman, Quezon City

To ensure that your gift will reach our students, please send a copy or screenshot of the transaction receipt to [email protected]. We will send you the confirmation email as soon as we have received your receipt. Please also indicate if you wish to receive a UP official receipt for your donation.

 

 

NON-BANK TRANSACTIONS

 

Donations to Kaagapay may be done via Bayad Center, 7-Eleven, SM Payment Counters, etc. The Dragonpay payment gateway will be available soon.

To ensure that your gift will reach our students, please send a copy or screenshot of the transaction receipt to [email protected]. We will send you the confirmation email as soon as we have received your receipt. Please also indicate if you wish to receive a UP official receipt for your donation.

 

 


KAAGAPAY CONSTITUENT UNIVERSITY CAMPAIGNS

 
The different constituent universities (CU) of the University of the Philippines shall be working hand-in-hand to ensure successful resource generation. This section shows the different localized campaigns in the different CUs.
 

SYSTEM

 

Check out the different local campaigns led by UP System here

 

DILIMAN

 

Check out the different local campaigns led by UP Diliman here

 

LOS BAÑOS

 

Check out the different local campaigns led by UP Los Baños here

 

MANILA

 

Check out the different local campaigns led by UP Manila here

 

VISAYAS

 

Check out the different local campaigns led by UP Visayas here

 

 

URUGUP han Pag-aram is the local counterpart of the UP System’s Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral program. The project aims to raise funds to provide “techpacks” for at least 250 UP Tacloban students who need a personal computer and access to the internet for remote learning. The project was first launched as part of the 47th founding anniversary of the College in May 2020 as the URUGUP Student TechPack Fund Drive. It is complemented by the recently announced Iskompyuter Drive of UP Visayas and is now under the Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral banner.

 

OPEN UNIVERSITY

 

Check out the different local campaigns led by UP Open University here

 

MINDANAO

 

Check out the different local campaigns led by UP Mindanao here

 

BAGUIO

 

Check out the different local campaigns led by UP Baguio here

 

CEBU

 

Check out the different local campaigns led by UP Cebu here

 


KAAGAPAY MESSAGES OF APPRECIATION

 
This section is dedicated to showing appreciation and gratitude to our generous donors who embody the University’s values of honor and excellence and its mission to serve the people with utak at puso.
 

Status of Donations (As of August 10, 2020)

PHP 2,308,030.00


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