/ 17 November 2020

THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas’ Central Student Council is set to hold a benefit concert for victims of the recent typhoons.

UST-CSC President Robert Dominic Gonzales said funds allocated for the Paskuhan festivities this year and a portion of council funds would be donated.

“We know how much you are all looking forward to celebrating our tradition of UST Paskuhan Festivities. The UST-CSC and UST-SOCC have decided to withhold any expenses that we were supposed to incur for this event and all funds will be dedicated for the victims of the recent typhoons,” Gonzales said in a Facebook post.

“We are now planning with the University Events Committee on a donation drive type of concert/telethon to raise funds for our communities. In turn, we get to foster the real spirit of Christmas which is CHARITY,” he added.

Gonzales urged Thomasians to help communities affected by the typhoon in their own little way.

“For now, let’s help other communities to rise up, even in our own little ways. We’ll get through this. Refuse to glorify resiliency. Demand accountability,” he said.

The UST-Simbahayan Community Development Office is also conducting a relief drive.

The group sought donations of rice, canned goods, mineral water, face masks, hygiene kits, new clothes, blankets, sleeping mats and medicines.

Donors can drop their donations on the ground floor of Tan Yan Kee Student Center Building, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Nov. 16 to 20.

For more information on Simbahayan’s relief drive, donors can visit or send an e-mail to Karen Estoya at [email protected] and can call at 09496707096.