After torrential rain had caused flash floods, hitting hard the northern part of Cebu province on December 3rd, CTU Tuburan was, nonetheless, quick to provide assistance to the victims, despite the new strain of the COVID-19.
More than 700 families in the municipality of Tuburan received donations—-rice, used clothing, canned goods, noodles, detergent soaps, hygiene kits, beddings, towels, biscuits, bread, bottles of water, slippers, alcohol, face masks, and face shields.
CTU Community Extension Team, GAD focal persons, faculty, staff and barangay officials extended help to residents in barangays Colonia, Jagbuaya, Mangga, Gimaaa, and Poblacion 8.
“We spent one week packing and distributing goods,” said CTU Tuburan Extension Chair Devonna Celedonio, who also shared that the act of responding to the needs of the community in times of crisis is part of CTU’s mandate.
“Our teachers, employees, and staff have taken the major role of assisting evacuees who came in with just a hand of important things, while others with just what they wear, barefoot and wet,” said Tuburan Campus Director Pedrito Pontillas.
Moreover, CTU campuses in Daanbantayan, Barili, Dumanjug, Pinamungahan, Danao, Tabogon, Main, Argao, and Moalboal contributed much to the success of the relief operations. Angen May Fabro-Charcos/Catherine Loseñara/ICPA Tuburan