Advisory on UP’s humanitarian and public service efforts for those affected by recent Mindanao earthquakes

| Written by J. Mikhail Solitario

The University of the Philippines is committed in sending its group of geology experts from the UP Resilience Institute today to conduct a needs assessment in light of the Mindanao earthquakes last October 29 and 31 with magnitudes 6.6 and 6.5, respectively. 

In coordination with NDRRMC, the Provincial Government of North Cotabato, and UP Mindanao, UP geologists will be followed by a team of engineers for structural assessment of severely affected areas of Makilala, Mahilom and Kidapawan in North Cotabato. Another team from UP will also visit the affected sites to render psychosocial services.

Cash donations are needed immediately to send these teams of experts and facilitate technical response in these sites. For UP alumni and friends who are willing to help, we would like to request that previous and future cash donations be deposited to the UP Foundation, Inc. (UPFI). Indicated below are the bank accounts of UPFI:

Address: Room 102, Fonacier Hall (Alumni Center), Magsaysay Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1102

For local donors
Bank: Union Bank of the Philippines
Branch: Commonwealth Branch
Savings Account No.: 102270018964

For international donors
Bank: Philippine National Bank
Branch: UP Campus
Savings Account No.: 108660029835
PNB Swift Code: PNBmPHmm 

Daghang salamat! Padayon!