/ 4 November 2020

THE OFFICE of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños prepared relief packs for students stranded inside the campus and for the communities in Laguna affected by Super Typhoon Rolly.

The relief goods include rice, canned goods, toiletries, coffee, snacks, and other essential items.

UPLB distributed the relief packs in Barangay Lawa, a community surrounded by rivers in Calamba City.

Meanwhile, more than 50 local and international students were stuck in the campus dormitories when Typhoon Rolly hit Laguna on Sunday, Dr. Janette Malata-Silva, vice chancellor for Student Affairs, said.

On November 2, Silva visited the Men’s Dorm, International House, and New Forestry Residence Hall to check the students’ situation and to distribute the relief packs.

Also present in the distribution were Prof. Jickerson Lado, assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of the Office of Scholarships and Grants, Dr. Jea Agnes Buera,head of the International Student Relations, Dr. Maria Catalina de Luna, program development associate at the Office of the University Registrar, and the staff of OVCSA.

Dr. Silva reminded students to stay safe and alert during the typhoon season. She also assured them that they can count on UPLB administration during calamities.