UP Cebu welcomes Tacloban students

Kristina Marie Omos, Vice Chairperson of the Student Council in the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) College expresses her gratitude in the welcome gathering and the Office of the Student Affairs (OSA) orientation for cross enrollees last November 27.

Nagpapasalamat ako ha mga taga UP Cebu ky gin- accommodate kita nira, tapos ginbubuligan kita nira hit aton mga kinahanglan ha kinabuhi. Mga taga UP Tacloban pagpakabuotan kita ky makarawod ha ira. Bisan kita umagi hin kakurian life goes on and on padayon la geap kita. (I thank UP Cebu for accommodating us and for helping us with our needs. For UP Tacloban students maintain proper behavior not to disappoint them. Despite all we’ve been through life goes on and on and let’s continue our journey.)”

With the Memorandum PAEP 13-36, UP President Alfredo Pascual requested the urgent cross registration of UPVTC students in different constituent universities/college and to ensure that the students do not lose this semester.

Eighty-five students attended the event and where able to discuss their concerns with the academic requirements, administrative requirements, medical and dental services, library services and the OSA assistance.

Annie Maglasang, coordinator for Student Organizations invited them as well to join and impart themselves in the different activities of the campus and explained the different organizations in UP Cebu.

In an interview with Valiant Dayagbil, 4th year Political Science cross enrollee, he said that students, faculty and staff are so supportive and very accommodating to the UP Tacloban victims and though we belong to different campuses, language, courses and curriculum we still portrayed that we are ONE UP, helping one another.

Around 100 UPVTC students cross- enrolled in the University of the Philippines Cebu after Typhoon (Haiyan) Yolanda had struck Tacloban City and damaged the UP campus located there.

According to Dean Liza Corro the administration is trying to look for sponsors and is doing their best to provide the needs of the students from UPVTC.

She also added that a prefab dormitory is currently under construction for the UPVTC students although not all of them will be accommodated due to limited rooms in the building.

Contributed by Danya Villarosa, BA Mass Communication II