Being a graduate of the University of the Philippines himself, TV host and news anchor Atom Araullo called on generous donors to support the scholars of the university who will go through “remote learning education” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Araullo appeared in a short video for UP to make the call for donations for students. The video was posted by the university on its official Twitter page on Sept. 1 and was retweeted by Araullo.
“Bilang isang proud na Isko, ang mga katagang ‘para sa bayan’ ay hindi lamang mga salitang walang saysay. Ito ay gabay sa pamumuhay,” he said.
(As a proud UP scholar, the words “for the country” are not words with no meaning. These are guides in living.)
“Sa panahon ng pandemya, marami sa mga kapwa ko Isko at Iska ang nangangailangan ng tulong para sa mga computer, laptop at internet connection para doon sa tinatawag na remote learning education,” he added.
(In this time of the pandemic, a lot of my fellow UP scholars are in need of help for computers, laptops and internet connection, for what is called remote learning education.)
“Tulungan natin sila para maabot ang kanilang mga pangarap na makapagtapos at makaambag sa ating bayan. Sama-sama, tulung-tulong, ambag-ambag. Walang iwanan. Kaagapay ko ang UP,” he appealed.
(Let us help them achieve their dreams of finishing their studies so they can contribute to society. Together, helping each other, with everyone pitching in, with no one left behind, I support UP.)
For those who wish to donate and in view of existing health protocols, @upsystem advised the public to check out the website, http://kaagapay.up.edu.ph. UP also provided the contact details of the secretariat donors can get in touch with (0916 723 1200 or [email protected]).
Atom Araullo, Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan