As the sense of urgency is felt with recent events such as the attacks in Hacienda Yulo and the poor government response to the rise in COVID-19 cases, organizations and student councils in UPLB are currently holding initiatives, donation drives, and contests to extend help and assistance towards these affected communities.
Mass organizations’ donation drives for Yulo farmers
The Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP) UPLB and League of Filipino Students (LFS) UPLB launched a donation drive for the farmers of Hacienda Yulo who are asking for financial assistance in order to recover from the losses of their livelihoods and homes.
In the past days, the farmers of Hacienda Yulo have suffered from a series of harassment and violence at the hands of the goons of Yulo and Ayala. On January 25, at least four farmers’ houses were set on fire while some of the farmers, including some women, were beaten earlier.
If you are interested to help, you may refer to the following bank details:
Justin Antonio G. Umali
0966 864 4611
For in-kind donations, you may drop them off at Blk 10, Lot 22, Wheat St., Carmella Homes Bermuda – Phase 1, Brgy. Banlic, Cabuyao City, Laguna.
Student councils’ donation drives for Yulo Farmers
Student councils such as the College of Economics Management Student Council (CEMSC) and the College of Agriculture and Food Science Student Council (CAFSSC) also launched a donation drive for farmers from Sitio Buntog, Canlubang, Calamba, and Laguna.
“Hired goons” burned and destroyed the homes of the farmers in Hacienda Yulo. The victims need help and are asking for donations such as food, clothes, blankets, sleeping mats, toiletries, and financial assistance. For in-kind donations, you may contact 09309146435 for further details. As for monetary donations, you may refer to the details below:
You may also volunteer in the organization of relief missions for the farmers.
“CHEring is Caring” donation drive for struggling students
The UPLB College of Human Ecology (CHE) Freshmen Council’s “CHEring is Caring” initiative aims to provide cellular load to selected students who are struggling in remote learning due to instability of internet connection. The recipients of the donations will be from CHE Freshies, Shiftees, and Transferees (FST) who can sign up as a beneficiary through an application process that will be open from February 22 to February 28, 2021.
According to their Facebook page, the council has raised over Php 10,000 for their fellow Iskos and Iskas as of January 23. They are still accepting monetary donations to extend help to more than ten selected students. If you are interested to help, you may donate through the following:
Zea May Baranda
Zea May Baranda
After donating, kindly upload a photo of your money transfer via Google Forms through this link: https://tinyurl.com/CHEFC-Proof-of-Donation.
For concerns and queries, you may contact the CHE FC through firstname.lastname@example.org or message their official Facebook page.
“Heartistry 2021: Planning for the People” digital art contest
The Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning (DCERP), in partnership with the University of the Philippines Society of Human Settlements Planners (UP HSP Soc), launched a Digital Art Contest entitled Heartistry 2021 (Heart and Artistry): Planning for the People, with the theme, “Creating Livable Cities: Youth Beyond Pandemic”.
The registration for the event is extended until February 6, 2021 until 11:59 PM. Heartistry 2021 is open to all Filipinos ages 16-30. Digital art entries should highlight the said theme and the best ones to portray the message will win prizes and awards.
To know more about the contest, you may visit this link: bit.ly/HeartistryRevisedGuidelines. For questions and inquiries, you may send them a message through their official Facebook account or email email@example.com.
“SIGWA: Web Series on The First Quarter Storm and The Next Movements Ahead” educational discussion series
The College of Arts and Sciences Student Council (CASSC) will hold their last part of its educational discussion entitled, “Leadership in The Line of Fire” from their activity, “SIGWA: Web Series on The First Quarter Storm and The Next Movements Ahead” on January 29, 2021 at 3:30 PM via Zoom.
The set of discussions launched by the council is part of their commemoration of the First Quarter Storm in 1970 as they encourage the students to remember the militancy of the student population in the time of the Marcos regime.
The CASSC highly encourages all CAS students and organizations to participate in the event. However, it is also open for students of other colleges to attend to.
You may fill up the Google form through this link: https://forms.gle/EPb1yTDhsXinxo3a9.
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.
For interested parties who wish to have to have their relief efforts included in this list, they may contact the Perspective through their official Facebook page.
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