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St. Bridget College launches “Operation Rise up and Shine Batangueños” (SBC-RSB)

Submitted by: rgsphil
On: 24/01/2020


St. Bridget College launches Operations Rise Up and Shine Batanguenos.

The Taal volcano eruption which started 12th of January left 74, 787 families, a total of 300, 595 individuals unsettled. These internally displaced persons (IDPs) are in 532 evacuation centers while a portion of them are in foster families and other private temporary shelters. (Source: Provincial Social Welfare Development Office post).

The number continues to escalate everyday as there are more evacuees coming from 12 municipalities and 2 cities within Taal main crater’s 14 km. radius danger zone (Source: PHILVOLCS-DOST advisory).

With this unfortunate situation, St. Bridget College started its relief operation tagged as St. Bridget College Operation Rise up and Shine Batangueños (SBC-RSB), 14th of January.

The call for donation was readily heeded by generous individuals – parents, student, alumni and friends of the institution and the Religious of the Good Shepherd. The donations are in kind (canned goods, noodles, bottled water, mats, blankets, medicines, toiletries, diapers, beverages, sacks of rice, etc.) services (transport, other evacuation sites volunteers) and cash donations.

Sr. M. Clare Bagot, RGS, president of St. Bridget College, went to the evacuation centers with faculty and students of SBC.

On its more than a week operation the relief were distributed to the following areas: Click here for list of communities served and for list of donors.

Bilogo, Batangas City January 21 Bilogo, Batangas City- January 21

Barangay Tinga Labac - January 17 Dumantay, Batangas City

Rosario, Batangas - January 18 SBC Sorting - January 17

Tabangao Ambulong- January 17 Tabangao Elementary School - January 18