The trend of biking to work has been on the rise since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out last year. Aside from helping workers avoid crowded commutes, cycling is also a good means for exercise and strengthening one’s immune system.

To help UST personnel cope with the trend, members of the cycling club Team España mounted a fundraiser, through which they were able to procure 10 bikes.

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“It came to our knowledge that some employees of UST were required to follow a (skeleton) workforce system due to the pandemic. We felt obliged to help in any way we could,” Team España captain Jose Mari Boje told the Varsitarian.

Members of the cycling club, composed of UST students, faculty workers, staff and alumni, biked 500 kilometers of the Mindoro Loop on June 18 and 19 for their “Piso per Kilometro” campaign.

 “This pandemic has been a challenge for all of us, but our organization looked at it as an opportunity to give back to our community,” Boje said. “We may just be a group of young cyclists but our organization’s direction and vision will always include the core values we were taught at school.”

The fundraiser called on sponsors to donate P1 to P100 for every kilometer of the Mindoro Loop Team España was able to clear during the campaign.

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The cycling club was able to secure pledges from 15 sponsors, including the Fraternity Officers Council (Fratofco) from the Faculty of Engineering.

 “We thought that if we ourselves as students are having a hard time coping with the new normal, then how much more does the pandemic affect those who rely tremendously on their occupations to survive?” Fratofco chairman Aaron Crucillo said.

The bikes were turned over to UST workers on June 23. M.D.M.P Reyes 


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