The UST Faculty Union (USTFU) plans to donate P1 million to the victims of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” that devastated millions of Filipinos in the Visayas.

The money to be donated will come from the union’s Christmas party budget, as requested by some members of the board and faculty members.

According to union by-laws, a disbursement exceeding P300,000 requires approval from the faculty members through a general assembly. However, USTFU is conducting a signature campaign in lieu of a a general assembly, USTFU board member Revenendo Vargas said.

Vargas said the donation won’t take place until they get a majority vote from the general faculty.

“[The board intends] to donate but that is not yet the final decision because we need general assembly approval,” he said. “[S]ince hindi pa nakukumpleto ‘yung signature, up to now we cannot decide.”

As of press time, about 700 signatures have been collected.

The union held a “simple” Christmas party last Dec. 5, which consisted of the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, awarding of incentives, and dinner. Gena Myrtle P. Terre

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