Press ReleasesInitiatives to Combat COVID - 19

Registry of Teaching and Non-Teaching Personnel of Public and Private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccination

CHED contributes P15B for COVID-19 response

TES stipends now available to grantees in SUCs and LUCs amid COVID-19 outbreak

Sorsogon creates first provincial quarantine area in Bicol region

CHED issues guidelines for LGUs establishing quarantine centers in SUCs

COVID-19 Outbreak Quick Response Initiative

COVID-19 Outbreak Extended School Fees Collection

Thank you, CPSU!

The Central Philippines State University (CPSU) headed by University President Dr. Aladino C. Moraca, in partnership with Ramon Uy Foundry Shop Corporation and the Department of Agriculture Region VI, helped the farmers to market their products in the Negros Occidental whose livelihoods were greatly affected by the Community Quarantine.

CPSU also produced and distributed almost 1,500 washable facemasks with filters to the frontliners of Philippine National Police-Kabankalan City, Dr. Gumersindo Garcia Sr. Memorial Hospital, Barangay Camingawan Health Unit, Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office – Kabankalan, Quarantine Control Points, CPSU System, and University Medical-Dental Health Unit.

Farmers, members of Integrated Nanay Association of CPSU AEOP–FVTC community, CPSU Production Center vendors, tricycle drivers, and laborers working in the campus were also among the recipients of the facemasks.

CPSU’s Research, Development, and Extension Center and Extension and Community Services Office have also been collaborating with the Junior Chambers International CHICKS United to distribute meals for the Inter–agency Task Force frontliners at Brgy. Tagukon and at the Demo Farm, Brgy. Hilamonan, Kabankalan City.

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Thank you, CSPC!

The Camarines Sur Polytechnic College (CSPC), headed by University President Dr. Charlito P. Cadag, provided assistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing face shields and food packs to the displaced workers and frontliners in the towns of Nabua and Bato, Camarines Sur.

College of Health Studies Dean Marilyn N. Rivera and Program Chair / Principal of Midwifery Mrs. Alice D. Nuyda led the donation of face shields to the frontliners of the Bureau of Fire Protection and Rural Health Unit of Bato, as well as the distribution of food packs to 50 tricycle, motorized and “padyak” drivers in Nabua.

Some CSPC Naval Reservists volunteers, employees, and Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps staff also helped the frontliners in the implementation of the curfew and community quarantine in Iriga City and municipalities of Nabua, Bato, and Pili.

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Thank you, KSU!

Kalinga State University (KSU) produced and distributed vitamin-enriched food products, and alcohol-based sanitizers to checkpoint personnel/front liners and KSU employees in seven municipal LGUs and 1 city LGU in the region.

The KSU Action Frontline against CoViD-19 Pandemic or “KASUPANG” (inspired by the Kalinga term kasupang which means counterpart) is a project headed by University President Eduardo T. Bagtang.

The initiative also includes facemask distribution, campus disinfection, and food and transportation assistance for stranded students and checkpoints personnel.

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Thank you, UNP!

Through the combined science-based assistance and funding of the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) and Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD), fresh and processed oyster mushrooms have been distributed to communities, indigent families and frontline workers in the Ilocos region.

The said initiative, led by UNP President F. Erwin Cadorna and UNP’s Agro-forestry & Natural Resources Researches’ coordinator Ms. Maritess Raboy, also benefit the livelihood of mushroom growers in the region.

Since April 14, more than 2,000 families in 12 barangays have benefited from the project.

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Thank you, ASU!

Aklan State University (ASU) School of Arts and Sciences faculty, lead by Chemical Engineer Tomas O. Ortega and Dr. Arlene B. Dela Cruz, produced 70% ethyl alcohol solution from gin to augment the shortage of sanitizers in Aklan.

Bottles of distilled alcohol were distributed to the provincial government, Doctor Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital, Rural Health Units in Makato, DepEd-Banga, and DSWD-Aklan.

Led by University President Dr. Anna Mae C. Relingo, ASU also donated face shields and masks to Pana Health Care MPC Hospital, Aklan Cooperative Mission Hospital, St. Jude Hospital, and Doctor Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital.

Students and faculty of the College of Teacher Education initiated Oplan SIGA (Simple Generous Acts) and distributed relief goods and cash assistance to families and frontliners in their communities.

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Thank you, CAPSU Dayao!

Capiz State University distributed their locally-produced alcohol-based hand sanitizers with 99% ethanol to private and public hospitals, health centers, border checkpoints of Roxas City and the adopted barangays of CapSU: Brgy. Dayao, Brgy. Libas, and Brgy. Barra.

Aside from the 99% ethanol made from sugarcane, the hand sanitizer contains moisturizing agents to avoid skin irritation, and other organic materials to eliminate the strong odor of ethanol. Another formula is currently being developed to make the sanitizer mosquito repellant, for the benefit of front liners on duty in the border checkpoints.

This initiative to address the scarcity of alcohol and other disinfectants in the province is being led by Dr. Editha C. Alfon, CapSU President and Dr. Sebastian C. Caduco, Jr., Dayao Satellite College Director, with the help of the Capiz Provincial Government.

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Thank you, ZSCMST!

Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZCMST) extended their help to the community by donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontliners and distributing food packs to stranded students and employees.

Through the university’s COVID Emergency Response campaign “ZSCMST COVER” led by College President Dr. Jaime G. Jalon, the Faculty Club prepared and distributed food packs to ZSCMST students and employees. Snacks were also distributed to hundreds of frontliners throughout the city, including those stationed in ADZU Lantaka Isolation Center, a COVID-19 facility in the area.

The Faculty Club also turned over 20 sets of PPEs to the Zamboanga City Medical Center.

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Thank you, ISCOF!

The Iloilo State College of Fisheries (ISCOF), led by President Dr. Godelyn Gallega-Hisole, is aiming to produce 5,000 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which include hoods, gowns, aprons, and shoe covers.

Through ISCOF’s Office of Extension Services and Community Development, more than 100 faculty and staff are mobilized for this “Bayanihan Initiative”.

Initial sets of PPE produced by ISCOF were given to health workers of Western Visayas Regional Medical Center, West Visayas State University Hospital, Ramon D. Duremdes Hospital, Barotac Nuevo’s Don Jose Sutiguer Monfort Memorial Medical Center, Barotac Nuevo Municipal Risk Reduction and Management Council, and Barotac Nuevo’s Barangay Health and Emergency Response Team.

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Thank you, MinSCAT!

Applying their expertise in agricultural research and development, Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT) led by Dr. Levy B. Arago, Jr. distributed locally-produced Vitamin C-rich calamansi juice and handmade herbal soap to hospitals and local government units in Oriental Mindoro to fight against COVID-19.

MinSCAT’s concocted calamansi juice and herbal soap – which will boost the frontliners’ immune system, inhibit viral and bacterial growth, and prevent viral infection – were distributed to policemen, checkpoint officials, healthcare workers, and skeleton workforce of the local government units of Calapan, Baco, Victoria, and Naujan.

More bars of soap (in Carrots, Tomato, Calamansi, Lemon Grass, Coffee, Oregano, and Acapulco variants) are expected to be given out as the college’s Herbal Soap Laboratory operation is ongoing.

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Thank you, UEP!

The University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) distributed 1,300 bottles of disinfectants and 271 bottles of rubbing alcohols to the frontliners in Catarman, Northern Samar. 100 pieces of face shields and 100 sets of safety kits that include hand sanitizers with seaweed extract, nasal sprays, facemask coating sprays, and washable face masks were also distributed.

Among the recipients are staff of Northern Samar Provincial Hospital, Catarman Police Station, 803rd Philippine Army Brigade, Catarman Fire Station, Northern Samar Provincial Police Office, and Catarman Local Government Units. Frontliners of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Security Bank, Development Bank of the Philippines, Landbank of the Philippines, Metrobank, BDO, China Bank, Philippine National Bank also benefited.

The UEP’s COVID-19 Crisis Management Team, led by President Dr. Cherry I. Ultra and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Ronaldo A. Amot, also provided relief goods to more than 140 motor cab drivers in the municipality.

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