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“Bayanihan sa CMC,” a cash donation drive, collected over P100,000 for the benefit of the UP College of Mass Communication‘s employees affected by the pandemic.
A UP Diliman College of Architecture professor created a design for a central COVID-19 referral complex.
The UP College of Education Student Councillaunched “Handog: CESC Donation Drive” which aimed to help PWDs and indigent families during the pandemic.
UP Diliman College of Architecture lecturer Martin Rinen and his team designed a swabbing or COVID-19 testing station that can be set up in places like barangay basketball courts and/or hospital parking lots.
UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations faculty members shared their expertise to labor initiatives such as legal advice, webinars, and articles.
A team led by a UP Diliman College of Architecture professor designed a mobile sample testing station that can be deployed to barangays.
The UP SOLAIR launched an online labor consultation for employment and HR-related issues experienced by workers because of the lockdown.
The UPD Ugnayan ng Pahinungód launched a psychosocial support program for UPD students, faculty, staff and alumni.
The College of Education opened a COVID-19 Helpdesk for those suffering psychological stress from being in quarantine.
UP College of Music (UP College of Music-Diliman) faculty and staff performed for frontliners and those who lost loved ones to COVID-19.
The UP Pep Squad (The University of the Philippines Varsity Pep Squad) released a video cheering the UP community and UP PGH medical frontliners.
The UP College of Education created a short video on tips to stay holistically well during a quarantine.
CHE student organization Family Life and Child Development Circle produced infographics on quarantine home activities for children.
The College of Human Kinetics launched “SIPA-in COVID, A UP CHK Initiative” an information campaign on short physical activities people can do while in quarantine.
The U.P. Child Development Center developed an audiobook as well as other family activities to help young children cope with a community quarantine.
The UP College of Home Economics shared economical recipes that people can cook during a community quarantine.
The College of Home Economics (UP CHE) partnered with professional nutritionist associations to produce “Farm to Fork,” a series of infographics to ensure food safety during the pandemic.
Seven UP Health Service (UPHS) specialty clinics will be available through telemedicine and will tentatively serve on Monday, Jun. 8.
The UP College of Education published an infographic that helps the public cope with the pandemic.
The College of Home Economics (UP CHE and UP CHE Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design Department) published an infographic guide on managing interior spaces.
The UP College of Education published “Beat COVID-19” infographics in various languages on their Facebook page.
The UP Diliman Office of Student Housing is still accepting donations in for the 353 residents and dorm frontliners and the 185 student boarders on campus.
A team from the UP Diliman Department of Chemical Engineering applies computational methods to identify candidate drugs that can possibly combat SARS-COV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.
The U.P. College of Arts and Letters launched a fundraiser to assist for the CAL janitors, security guards and photocopy machine operators and buy supplies for quarantined dormers.
The UPD Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Researchcreated and deployed ieHEALS, integrated management system to enable low-risk and systematic flow of patients, healthcare personnel and supplies within hospitals and in COVID-19 Referral Centers.
The UPD College of Engineering‘s Department of Mechanical Engineering, UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute, and the private sector are developing prototypes of powered air-purifying respirator, a PPE for frontliners that functions much like a water purifier.
UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy launched Alay KAPPwa, a donation drive to benefit the security guards, custodial and construction workers stranded at the Palma Hall due to the ECQ.
UPD College of Engineering‘s Department of Chemical Engineering (UP Diliman Department of Chemical Engineering)l is developing ChlorGen, a facility that can make sodium hypochlorite (the main component of liquid bleach) from brine water so places like hospitals can make their own bleach-based disinfectants.
UP College of Education faculty created a children’s dictionary with words related to COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3bqp4Zz
Dormers volunteered to assemble face shields for frontliners from frames produced by the various initiatives inside UPD.
The UP College of Engineering launched TrAMS, a movement tracker for COVID-19 suspect and probable cases and for medical supplies in Metro Manila: https://
The UP Asian Institute of Tourism launched Tourism LEAP (Lives and the Economy for Collective Action Program), which gathers and documents information from tourism MSMEs and tourism officers to create recovery solutions for the industry.
The UP Law Center Institute of Human Rights Facebook page posted a set of multi-linguial infographics about the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act. See them here: https://www.facebook.com/
The UP NISMED opened its doors to health care workers and for now functions as a temporary dormitory.
“Padayon ND” of the College of Home Economics Department of Food Science and Nutrition (DFSN-CHE UP Diliman) was opened online on Apr. 6 for individuals seeking answers to questions on nutrition. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/
Grade school students from the University of the Philippines Integrated School made greeting cards dedicated to frontliners and COVID-19 patients to boost morale entitled “Messages of Love and Hope for COVID-19 Patients and Frontliners”: https://bit.ly/2zG06Zg
The College of Social Work and Community Development Student Council (UP CSWCD Student Council) created a primer on the various fundraisers supporting the college’s partner communities affected by the ECQ and encouraged people to buy fresh produce from the NHA vendors.
UP Sandiwa, the official organization of UP Diliman students from the province of Tarlac, mobilized a cash donation drive to buy PPEs for Tarlaqueño health workers.
UP Clark-Subic Student Council has launched an online survey to assess the needs of affected students and raised over P20,000 for the security guards on campus. UP Law Student Government – UP LSG has posted a call for suppliers to deliver goods to various residence halls in UPD.
UP Association of Chemistry Majors and Enthusiasts has generated over P 60,000 from merchandise sales to donate to the “Donation and Fundraising Campaign for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19” organized by Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership.
The University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) has published two research briefs on the possible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Philippine population: https://www.uppi.upd.edu.ph/
The All U.P. Workers Union has distributed Vitamin C and other immunity-boosting supplements to various UPD offices for their frontliners and skeleton workforce. To help, contact https://www.facebook.com/aupwunational/
UP Men’s Judo Team donated 180 meals and PPEs to frontliners at the East Ave. Medical Center, the Tondo Medical Center, and UP-PGH frontliners and families gravely affected by the ECQ.
nowhere to go but UP has mobilized support, secured donations, and delivered 9,150 meals to frontliners in various COVID-19 hospitals, AFP checkpoint frontliners, MMDA, and scientists at the Philippine Genome Center and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.
The College of Fine Arts’ Fablab (UP CFA Fablab) has created face shield designs that can be made at home in addition to making 500 face shield frames to volunteer student frontliners at Acacia Residence Hall. To contact them, https://www.facebook.com/upcfafablab/
A group of College of Home Economics students has developed and produced “Lucal,” a calamansi/ginger concentrate to fortify medical frontliners at the Philippine General Hospital and the Lung Center of the Philippines.
The College of Home Economics (UP CHE) has produced 150 PPEs for healthcare workers, distributing them to various hospitals. The college is working on do-it-yourself or DIY facemask designs.
Countless UPD alumni have pitched in the COVID-19 relief effort, whether donating in cash like the UP ERDFI, UP Alumni Engineers and UP Barkada; or delivering meals to stranded dormers like Shamcey Supsup-Lee and her husband Lloyd Ty-Lee.
The UP Department of Geography has helped raise awareness on the problems and solutions related to planning and public health by collecting research materials on spatial and geographic studies on infectious diseases here: tinyurl.com/GeogStudiesInfectiousDiseases
Civil engineer and UP-NCPAG professor Noriel Tiglao has developed an NCR Quarantine Checkpoint Map.
See map here: safetravel.ph
He is also part of endcov.ph, a web portal with information in the fight vs. COVID-19.
The college student councils have pitched in the relief effort and info drive. UP Asian Institute of Tourism Student Council raised P18k for #IskoOps: COVID-19; UP Business Administration Council (BAC) held a donation drive for their non-UP staff and UP School of Economics Student Council shared COVID-19 infographics.
USCUPDiliman held a successful #IskoOps: COVID-19 donation drive, raising over P1M to help stranded dormers, drivers, manininda, security guards and residents severely affected by the ECQ. To donate, tap https://bit.ly/2yQALLC.
The Department of Psychology, along with its UPD PsycServ program, has offered free telepsychotherapy services to frontliners and those severely affected by COVID-19. For questions, email email@example.com.
A UP College of Arts and Letters professor translated key COVID-19 terms into Filipino to help the Filipino public better understand the current pandemic. See them here: https://www.facebook.com/updcalsc/posts/1503522453142827. Philippine Genome Center also created infographics based on the initiative.
Students from the Institute of Mathematics and the National Institute of Physics are using numbers and mathematical models to flatten the curve by tracking how COVID-19 is being spread. To help, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Linguistics launched #LanguageWarriorsPH, an initiative to translate COVID-19 materials into the country’s many languages and dialects. To see the materials translated so far, tap here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LanguageWarriorsPH/
The College of Science utilized resources and manpower, its scientists and qPCR machines heading to the testing frontlines while its 3D printers work round the clock making PPEs. To help, email email@example.com.
The COE is printing 3D face shield frames for frontliners. They’ve also started projects that fill the gaps in the fight against COVID-19 like UV disinfection chambers for PPEs. To donate, email firstname.lastname@example.org.