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UPLB events, initiatives to look forward to this week

Orgwatch is an initiative by UPLB Perspective that aims to strengthen its efforts in promoting a pro-student and well-informed community.

This week, further your voter’s education through an information drive series; extend a helping hand to those communities affected by the recent typhoons; know how you can help Elbi jeepney drivers amidst the pandemic; celebrate the last day of National Indigenous Peoples (IP) Month by attending a forum discussing their current state; and join an online support group where you can hangout and play games with fellow students.

ADService 2020: ADSerbisyong Makabayan

Publication material by UP Alliance of Development Communication Students

ADService is an advocacy-driven event of UP Alliance of Development Communication Students (UP ADS) that aims to give back to the community through initiatives such as seminars, medical missions, and skills training. 

Watch out for this year’s ADService as UP ADS launches an online information drive series that seeks to educate the youth on Philippine politics and governance. According to the academic-civic organization, the project will tackle the current political climate of the Philippines, the voter’s turnout on the 2016 and 2019 elections, and the qualifications for, and responsibilities of the members of the executive and legislative branches of the government. The goal of the event is to inform the audience about the importance and instructions on registering for and voting during the elections.

Call for donations for the communities affected by Typhoon Quinta and Pepito

Publication material by STPB-UPLB / Facebook

Communities in Laguna and Quezon are damaged and flooded after the storms brought by Typhoon Quinta and Pepito. Serve The People Brigade (STPB) UPLB is currently looking for donations in cash or in kind to help these affected communities. Here are some of the ways you can extend a hand:

For monetary donations:

Mariah Joy B. Dela Providencia
SA 1896 3525 73


0953 3081 839

For in-kind donations, you may contact 09533081839 or the STPB-UPLB Facebook page.

Should you want to help as a volunteer, sign up now using this link:

For questions and concerns, message them on their Facebook page. 

KANG-IL: A discussion forum for National Indigenous People’s Month 2020

Publication material by CHE-SC

Student councils of the College of Economics and Management (CEM), College of Human Ecology (CHE), College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR) returns with their last activity for KANG-IL: Taking Back the Narrative of the Philippine Minorities, which is a discussion forum featuring speakers Samira Ali Gutoc, Rep. Eufemia Cullamat, and Micah Simon. 

Celebrate the last day of National Indigenous People’s Month 2020 by joining the discussion that will be held on October 31 from 3:00-5:00 PM via Zoom. The forum will discuss the current state of the IPs in our country and under the Duterte administration.

Register here to join:

Biyahenihan: An online cultural night and fundraiser for Elbi jeepney drivers

Publication material by UPLB USC/Facebook

Jeepney drivers are one of the most affected sectors by the pandemic as they were forced to stop their livelihood during the lockdown and many of them are still struggling to make ends meet. In Los Baños, more than 500 drivers are still not allowed to continue their operations. 

UPLB University Student Council, Drive for Elbi Drivers, STPB-UPLB, and UPLB College of Public Affairs and Development (CPAF) DM241 (Managerial Leadership) students launched a fundraising project entitled, “BIYAHENIHAN: Sama-samang Papasada sa Pag-ahon sa Pandemya,” that aims to collect cash and in-kind donations in order to provide basic necessities to Elbi jeepney drivers. The donation drive is ongoing until November 19. An online cultural night will also be held on November 15 via Facebook live through the page of STPB-UPLB. 

For cash donations, refer to these bank details:

Mitzi Punzalan
0955 312 3838

Mitzi Punzalan
3217 0819 62

Kindly send the transaction slips to Mitzi Punzalan through Facebook or email in order to receive an acknowledgement receipt.

Share Ka Lang: an online support group for UPLB students

Publication material by CYA/Facebook

Christ’s Youth Action (CYA) is organizing an online support group that is open to all UPLB students who are looking for friends. The weekly kwentuhan and games will happen every Friday, 3:00-5:00 pm on Discord.

Click this link to check it out:

Orgwatch is an initiative by UPLB Perspective that aims to strengthen its efforts in promoting a pro-student and well-informed community. Each week we curate a list of events, webinars, activities, donation drives, and campaigns led by student organizations that we think you need to know. 

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