DONATIONS have deluged the University’s Bicol Relief Drive and organizers said the campaign is successful in helping the victims of super typhoon Reming in Bicol.

Office for Community Development director Joey Cruz told the Varsitarian that some P354,000 in cash and two truckloads of relief goods have been donated to the relief campaign by Thomasians, many of whom do not want to disclose their identity.

“The Thomasian community has once again proved that they are willing to participate in community services as long they could see tangible results,” Cruz said.

The monetary donation could help rebuild one to three classrooms in a public school which supertyphoon Reming destroyed last December in Legazpi City, the provincial capital of Albay, Cruz added.

Some of the colleges and student organizations that donated cash and relief goods were the College of Nursing, Institute of Physical Education and Athletics, College of Architecture, UST High School, Education High School, College of Fine Arts and Design, AMV College of Accountancy, Faculty of Engineering, Becarios de Santo Tomas, Center for Campus Ministry, Student Health Service, CFC-Youth for Christ, Teatro Tomasino, Faculty of Arts and Letters, College of Commerce, College of Education, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Pharmacy, College of Science.

Cruz said that the rehabilitation plan would have to be formulated by UST and Aquinas University.

“It would be necessary to go to Aquinas one more time and to coordinate with them directly as to what we really need to do,” Cruz said.

Aquinas, a sister university of UST, serves as evacuation center for those displaced by Reming. Kristine Jane R. Liu

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