St. Scholastica’s College, Manila
community to continue sharing their resources to the estimated 5,000,000 people directly affected by typhoon Yolanda. “We would like to appeal to everyone to continue supporting our relief efforts, and join us in the longterm rebuilding and rehabilitation of these devastated areas,” said Sr. Celine Saplala, OSB, head of the school’s Institutional Social Action Center. St Scholastica’s College sister schools in the Visayas include St. Peter’s College in Ormoc and St. Scholastica’s College Tacloban and Divine Word Hospital, also in Tacloban. The initial batch of relief goods sent to the Visayas was flown via Asia Air, courtesy of its chief executive officer, SSC alumna Maan Hontiveros.

The official publication of the relief operations for typhoon Yolanda Volume 1, Issue #1 November 12, 2013
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SSC community unites to aid Yolanda victims
Students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and school partners immediately responded to St. Scholastica’s College, Manila’s call for relief goods and volunteers in the aftermath of one of the most destructive typhoons ever to hit the country. Help came pouring in in the form of donations of cash and relief items, including food, bottled water, clothes, blankets, medicines and other necessities, which volunteers then repacked and readied for shipment to the typhoon-ravaged areas in the Visayas region. The focus of the school’s relief operations is on the Benedictine school in Ormoc, and the school and hospital located in Tacloban. The school encourages the

Students, staff and volunteers sorting and packing relief goods for the victims of Superstorm Yolanda at the pergola of St Scholastica’s Manila.

Sr. Mary Thomas Prado, OSB
The response to our call for aid for the victims was immediate and overwhelming.
After super storm Yolanda hit the Visayas, particularly Leyte, St. Scholastica’s College at once called for relief assistance from all sectors and members of the community. The outpouring of support was tremendous. What followed was the concern of shipping and transporting the goods to Leyte. On November 10, 2013, the first shipment of 58 boxes of relief goods was transported via Asia Air, in collaboration with its CEO, Maan Hontiveros, a Scholastican. The goods were flown to Cebu, and from Cebu were transported via PAF C130. The next day, another shipment was sent using the same route and arrangement. This time 80 boxes were sent.

From the President

For donations in cash or in kind, please contact the Social Action Center c/o Sr. Celine Saplala, OSB, at 567-7686 local 223

List of donors (Partial)
Grade School students High School students College students Faculty Employees SSC Alumni Foundation The Flower Farm Corporation Maan Hontiveros Sharmaine Animas Keisha Bajetha SSA – Marikina 3 Saints Apparel Beth Arroyo Angel Cailles Vicky Crisostomo Vangie Austria Krissy Amo Eileen Alcaraz Anna Alcaraz Sta. Clara Monastery, QC John Vergel de Torres Yuki Abion Joy M. Gozala Daniela A. Belizario Michael Reies Mitch B. Lazaro HS ‘85 Christine C. Choile Soleil Manara Marimi Dela Fuente Gigi Prats C.O. Negado & M. Miranda St Scholastica’s Academy – Marikina GS Department Abiegail Bonifacio Liza Abulad Ma. Teresa Batican Wilfredo Batican Ana Confiado SSAM Batch ’88 Celine San Miguel Alex & Linda Geronimo Vilma Buenaventura Dr. Luis C. Limcaco SSAM ‘86 Connie Macaturo SSAM ‘86 Gigi Majua ‘83 Anna Chincuana-Bautista HS ’83 Paula Leynes-Felipe HS’87 Carego De Castro Banizon

A third shipment was made on the same day, of five sacks of rice and 16 boxes of goods . These were sent to Legaspi via land cargo. The goods were to be distributed to the victims located in the coastline of Albay, upon the request of the sisters in St. Agnes Academy, a branch of SSC in Legaspi City. On Nov.12, 2013, Sr. Emmanuelle transported food items to Ormoc, via Asia Air to Cebu and Super Cat to Ormoc. I would like to thank the St. Scholastican community and friends in the Philippines and abroad for their overwhelming support. We would like to assure you that we are safeguarding all your donations, and doing our best to ensure that we succeed in providing for the needs of the victims at this difficult time.

Operation Hope Newsletter is managed by Dean Becky Marquez and Prof. Wowie Lomibao, c/o Student Affairs Office, 567-7686 local 227, or email wowie.lomibao@gmail.com.

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