Catanduanes State University

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CatSU on relief op in various barangays, extension arm thanks several donors


The Catanduanes State University (CatSU) led by its Officer-in-Charge President and CHEDRO-V Regional Director, Dr. Freddie T. Bernal, conducted relief operations in the different barangays in the province which were severely affected by the onslaught of super typhoon Rolly on November 1, 2020 and tropical storm Ulysses.

Dr. Marilyn B. Panti, CatSU’s Extension Services Office Director in whose office all relief assistance from various donors were either solicited or channeled, led the University’s provincewide relief operations in the aftermath of Rolly’s devastation.


Dr. Panti reported that leading the list of donors to the CatSU’s relief operations is Vice-President Leni Robredo in her official capacity. Overall, Dr. Panti reported that the University received cash assistance from 9 outside donors worth P855, 846.00, 3,204 food packs and several other goods like blankets, trapal, mineral water, and flashlights canned goods, face shield/ mask, shirts, umbrella nail and sacks of rice. There were 28 barangays served with 3, 332 families benefitted in the relief operations of the University. Recipient municipalities were Virac, San Miguel, San Andres, Bato, Panganiban, and Viga.

The donors of the University’s relief operations, aside from the Office of Vice-President Leni Robredo were the following: Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA) International, Japan; Asian Medical Students Association (AMSA); Buhay-buhay sa Amerika through Ms Tess Bongon, BSN 1980 who interviewed via Stream Yard live on Youtube the CatSU’s Exstension Services Director, Dr. Panti; CSU Nursing Alumni International through Ms Evelyn Beltran;  Ms Lourdes Cueva, BSN 1976; UP Hamilia Sisterhood and UP Hamilia Brotherhood (UP VIsayas); and an Anonymous donor of 10 sacks of rice and food packs. Upcoming ones are UP Visayas through Dr. Ric Babaran; Ateneo de Manila University; the Ambassador of Taiwan; and the Masters in National Security Administration (MNSA).