UA gathers donations for the North

This is the time when the Red Ants become a servant to each other, the time when true-blooded UAeans live by the core value of social responsibility, the time when bUsaliAns are heroes who possess the power to lift up their fellow bUsaliAns, and the time when the three aforementioned identities come together for two extension campuses as one community.

Students of University of Antique brought packages containing canned goods and other food packs. This relief effort was facilitated by student leadership organizations in the University.

The UA community gathered as a colony as the institution conducted the Wave 2 of UA Bulig sa Norte Drive, 5pm on January 15 at the UA Oval.

Students and faculty members from the different colleges including the laboratory high school who brought with them their donations for Northern Antique, participated in the event which was spearheaded by UA Student Government(UASG), Future Leaders of the Philippines(FLP), and UA Alumni Association.

Moreover, students and faculty members of UA-Hamtic and UA-Tario Lim Memorial Campus(TLMC) simultaneously held the Wave 2 in their respective campuses who also held their Wave 1 at the same time with the main campus last Friday, January 10.

This is not the first time that the university organized Bulig sa Norte Drive because way back 2013, after the devastation of Supertyphoon Yolanda, University President Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr. who was the Vice President for Academic Affairs(VPAA) back then led the activity which had accumulated 845 relief packs and 360 packs of clothes including a hundred packs of goods and clothes from UA Hamtic during the first wave.

At that time, three external campuses were devastated where UA-TLMC suffered P1.2 million estimated worth of damages which two classrooms of Social Science Building and another two classrooms of Bandoja Building and the hatchery were damaged while the Fisheries Building was partially damaged.

Approximately a month after Typhoon Ursula devastated Northern Antique on Christmas Day of 2019, it was time again for the university to revive the work of charity after more than six years as one UA system.

According to Dr. Crespo, Libertad Campus has a total of P3.8 million worth of structures that were destroyed where out of 11 classrooms, only five were left.

Meanwhile, Caluya Campus has a total of P4.6 million worth of destroyed structures where seven classrooms were destructed and 80% of the homes in the municipality are either partially or totally damaged.

“As I speak, many of your fellow UAeans, your brothers and sisters in UA Libertad and UA Caluya don’t have the classroom yet. Though our pandays here in Sibalom, together with the pandays of Tibiao are there already in UA Libertad, trying to build temporary structures, that one is not enough,” Dr. Crespo said in his speech.

Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr., university president, addresses the UA community. He revealed the amount of destruction in figures which was massive and thereby required immediate rehabilitation.

On the other hand, Tala Dance Challenge was held during the activity which was participated by students of different colleges and laboratory high school.

College of Teacher Education(CTE) won first place in the said dance challenge while College of Maritime Studies(CMS) and College of College of Computer Studies(CCS) placed second and third, respectively.

The last wave of the UA Bulig sa Norte will be held on Monday, January 20 which Dr. Crespo considered special because it is also the day that the university will celebrate its 66th founding anniversary.

Written by JORIELYN MARTIZANO and FLORIETTE ANN ARNAIZ

Author: theprismdaily

The Official Student Publication of University of Antique Main Campus

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