People leader Vince Abella and SGV Foundation (SGVF) Executive Director Marlu Balmaceda headed for Iloilo to provide financial assistance of PhP10,000 to each of the 48 University of the Philippines (UP) Tacloban accounting students who were adversely affected by Typhoon Yolanda. These students have cross-enrolled in UP Iloilo for this semester. Many of them live in Eastern Samar and other devastated areas.
During their visit, regular stipends were also handed out to our 24 UP Iloilo scholars. The students, along with UP Iloilo Accounting Department Chair Professor Art Barrido and UP Tacloban Dean Anita Cular, expressed their deep gratitude to SGV and the SGVF for the financial assistance. Prof. Barrido says part of our gift will enable the students to be with their families this Christmas.