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)
(This was originally posted on the UP System website on June 30, 2020)