SU sends financial help, offers debriefing to quake victims

SU sends financial help, offers debriefing to quake victims

Silliman University, in response to the pressing need amid the damage brought by the recent earthquakes that hit Southern Mindanao, spearheads the sending of financial help as well as psycho-social debriefing among the victims particularly those who are members of the alumni association in the area and the students currently enrolled in the university.

Dr. Betty Cernol McCann, SU president, said that the university will send financial help through the alumni chapter and the UCCP church in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato. At the same time, the university will offer Psychosocial Processing (debriefing) among the victims through the Psychology Department.

“The financial aid to the victims particularly to our students would help them continue their studies amid the crisis their families are now suffering. This financial assistance would be: 1) partial or full waiver or (2) partial or full deferment of tuition, fees, board and/or dorm,” McCann emphasized.

However, the category of assistance awarded to qualified students would depend on the period of eligibility and the criteria for assistance based on the policy on financial relief of the university.

The students may apply for the assistance and may be granted based on the evaluation and validation of their situation.

As this developed, Silliman University is also calling other alumni to help the victims in Southern Mindanao by sending their donations, preferably canned goods or cash, to the Alumni and External Office headed by Mr. Ruben N. Bokingo.

Donations can be made through any of the following:

Option A

Donations may be made directly to Silliman via any of the banks listed below.

For us to trace donations deposited in any of these banks, please observe the following:
(1) send through e mail the validated deposit slip to [email protected], cc [email protected];
(2) write in the subject line “Continuing Calamity Response Program Donation”; and
(3) indicate in the e-mail

  • the purpose of the deposit,
  • full name of the donor, and
  • mailing address and contact number of the donor.

Bank Accounts

Bank of the Phil. Islands – Perdices Branch Dollar Account 1084-0273-47 BOPIPHMM
Bank of the Phil. Islands Euro Account 1084-0755-89 BOPIPHMM
Bank of the Phil. Islands – San Jose Branch Peso Account 9215-8032-25 BOPIPHMM
Bank of Commerce Peso Account 036-00-000056-1 PABIPHMM
Banco de Oro Silliman Campus Branch Peso Account 8040000063 BNORPHMM

Option B

For those in the United States, donations may also be made through the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. These are donations specifically for “Scholarships” for the students from the areas affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake and the super typhoon Yolanda.

Accountability to Donors

The Program will adopt mechanisms of ensuring best benefit to those most in need of assistance. This includes being able to assess applications for assistance, in order for any support to go towards the continuing education of the students involved.

Through the Office of the Vice President for Development, the University will issue official receipts to our donors. We shall also endeavor, as we always do, to provide regular updates on the utilization of funds under this Program. A similar report will be released to the public on the University website.

Please let us know how we may further facilitate your engagement in the “Continuing Calamity Response Program”. Feel free to e-mail us at [email protected], or call us at +63 35 422-6002 local 224. You may also get in touch with the Director for Alumni and External Affairs at [email protected] or call local 290.