great calamities and anti-people policies, the tradition of the Iskolar
ng Bayan of serving the people prevails.
Typhoon Ondoy left a trail of floods and washed out homes that took the lives and livelihood of most residents of Metro Manila and 25 provinces. These worsen the condition of the already deprived condition of the Filipino society.
As the heavy rains began to stop, UPLB University Student Council, Kabataan Partylist-ST, UPLB Perspective and SAKBAYAN called for the UPLB community through the SERVE THE PEOPLE Brigade-Typhoon Ondoy Relief and Rehabilitation Mission to address the immediate needs of the citizens affected by Typhoon Ondoy, especially the poor communities in the immediate vicinities near UPLB. STP Brigade receives overwhelming support from students, faculty members and employees in UPLB, and also from concerned citizens and youth groups in Laguna.
Student volunteers tapped the immediate community, local government units, UPLB administrators and establishments to gather material and financial support. As of September 30, about 250 volunteers from 86 organizations and individuals volunteered. So far, a total of 520 families from four different areas benefited from the donations of more than 200 donors.
The organizers of this activity extend its highest salutations and heartfelt gratitude to every UPLB student who continuously reaffirms the tradition of the “Iskolar ng Bayan” and to every citizen who lived up to the Filipino spirit of Bayanihan.
However, there is still a lot to be done. At the moment, the focus of post-disaster operations is Metro Manila and some parts of Rizal. We extend our sincerest sympathy to these victims. Conversely, other areas are in need of equal attention. In Calabarzon, such areas that badly needed relief and rehabilitation are the barangays surrounding Laguna Lake, interior municipalities of Rizal, and several municipalities of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Quezon. Because of this, the Serve the People Brigade will continue to enlist volunteers and gather donations (food items, clothes, medicine, vegetable seeds, financial support, etc) to help the most number of victims.
As the Filipino people are continuously being plagued by natural and political calamities, the call and challenge for the Iskolar ng Bayan to live up to our tradition persists. Serve the people!
|Town, Province||Barangay||Families Affected|
|Tanay, Rizal||Santo Niño
Tandang Kutyo (Pob.)
|Antipolo, Rizal||San Jose||1000|
|Gen. Nakar, Quezon||Anoling
|Batangas||Ambulong, Tanauan City
SERVE THE PEOPLE BRIGADE
Typhoon Ondoy Relief and Rehabilitation Mission
You can enlist as volunteers or bring your donations at following physical centers (8am-8pm):
- At the front of the Vega Center near UPLB Gate
- At the Humanities (CAS Bldg) Lobby
- Student Union building Sunken Lobby
You could contact us through the Serve the
People Brigade Secretariat c/o Love Carlos at these numbers:
09182810699 or 09273718077