Donation Update

Donation Update

As of today, 13 April 2020, generous donors have contributed a total of Php 59,733.35 for the local production of the alcohol-based hand rub for distribution to health care facilities and other frontline service providers.

Help us help our frontliners. For information on how to donate, please contact Dr. Rolly G. Fuentes at 0917-169-2957.

Damo nga salamat mga #KAUGUP!

UPVTC Puso gives Cash Donation to UPVTC Security Guards

UPVTC Puso gives Cash Donation to UPVTC Security Guards

The UPVTC Puso group of volunteer faculty and staff and members of the All UP Academic Employees Union pooled resources to give a Php 1,000.00 cash donation to each of the 15 security guards in the UPVTC city campus and the 9 security guards at the UPVTC Sta. Elena property. The security guards are employees of a security agency under contract with the College. They and staff of UPVTC’s Security Office also received two UPVTC Puso face shields.

In the current COVID-19 crisis, our security personnel are valued frontliners who help keep the UPVTC community safe.

“Dako nga pasalamat ha iyo han mga guards naton pati kami. Thank you so much!” said Mr. Mario Martinez, head of the UPVTC Security Office.

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UP Tacloban Produces Alcohol-based Hand Rubs for Frontliners

UP Tacloban Produces Alcohol-based Hand Rubs for Frontliners

Through its URUGUP public service initiative, UPV Tacloban College has produced an alcohol-based hand rub following World Health Organization standards for donation to healthcare facilities and other frontline service providers in Eastern Visayas.

On 3 April, 20,000 mL, 5,000 mL, and 2,500 mL of the URUGUP 80% ethyl alcohol hand rub were donated to the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC), Maasin City Hospital, and Abuyog District Hospital, respectively. The UPVTC Security Office received two 300 mL bottles of 75% isopropyl alcohol and 1 gallon (about 3300 mL) of 80% ethyl alcohol hand rub on the same day.

On 4 April, 1500 mL of the URUGUP 75% isopropyl hand rub was turned over to personnel manning the entry and exit points of Tacloban City at San Juanico Bridge, Marasbaras, and Diversion Road near Imelda Village.

The local production of the alcohol-based antiseptic hand rub by a team of Chemistry faculty, researchers, and a volunteer alumnus is part of UP Tacloban’s URUGUP public service program in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The first batch was produced with funding support from the UP Tacloban and UP Visayas administration through the UP, Magbubunga Tayo! initiative, a collaboration with the UPV Foundation, Inc. With support from generous donors, the project team and the UPVTC community hope to produce more and help meet the need for disinfectants and hand sanitizers in healthcare and other frontline facilities in Region 8.

UPVTC URUGUP distributes Food and Hygiene Packs to stranded UPVTC students

UPVTC URUGUP distributes Food and Hygiene Packs to stranded UPVTC students

The UP Tacloban URUGUP Donation Team, in cooperation with the Student Council and the Office of Student Affairs, distributed relief packs to UPVTC students who were unable to return to their hometowns because of the enhanced community quarantine. The students are temporarily staying in boarding houses or with their friends and relatives.

The food and hygiene packs were donated by Congressman Florencio “Bem” Noel of AN WARAY Party-list, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Uy and Mr. Colai Go of Astra Mart.

This donation distribution is one of several UPVTC efforts to assist students, staff members, and other sectors affected by the challenges brought by the COVID-19 crisis.

UPVTC Puso gives out Face Shields and Food Packs to Frontliners

UPVTC Puso gives out Face Shields and Food Packs to Frontliners

UPVTC Puso is a group of volunteer UP Tacloban faculty and staff who pooled their resources to make and donate washable face shields to frontliners in seven hospitals in Leyte and give food packs to poor households in four barangays (Utap, Sampaguita, Apitong, and Naganaga Lower Dam) in Tacloban City. The group also gave face shields and food packs to UPVTC security personnel and hygiene kits to 200 tricycle drivers who are members of DOTTA and TODA.

URUGUP Helpdesk

URUGUP Helpdesk

URUGUP Helpdesk is a public service initiative of the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) in response to the current public health and safety emergency. It aims to address the needs and concerns of UPVTC constituents arising from threats and circumstances posed by the COVID-19 crisis.

Let us know your concerns by filling up this form:
https://forms.gle/hAeam8fwD3tF5weH9