Greetings of Solidarity!
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of many UP Diliman (UPD) students and their families. It has been over a year since the pandemic began, and yet the number of COVID-19 cases still continues to rise. Many UPD students are in dire need of assistance due to the heavy economic blows of COVID-19 on top of the already-difficult pandemic situation. Students’ families encounter problems such as inability to work amid the pandemic, job layoffs, home confinement prompting adjustments in balancing household resources, and unexpected expenses for medication and hospital bills. Furthermore, many UPD students continue to bear the added costs of remote learning, and the mental health toll of the crisis has necessitated medication and therapy for many.
While the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA) and the Office of Scholarships and Grants (OSG) continue to dispense the university’s student financial assistance programs, guidelines for disbursement governing eligibility and coverage remain in place, and emergency funds for immediate relief due to exceptional circumstances are unavailable.
In light of the current situation, the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs launched the #TatagUP donation drive to provide financial assistance for UP Diliman students and families directly affected by COVID-19.
We would like to request for your assistance in reaching out to the different alumni associations in your database.
Below are links to the publicity materials we released online:
Thank you very much!