AN INSURANCE company has donated P1.4 million to help cross-enrollees from Tacloban City in Leyte, who are studying at the University of the Philippines-Visayas Cebu campus (UPVCC) after super typhoon Yolanda ravaged the city last November.

Less privileged

In a formal ceremony yesterday, officials of Sun Life Foundation turned over the check to UPVCC dean Lisa Corro along with students from the UP-Tacloban campus.

Joub Miradora, Sun Life Foundation executive director, told reporters the financial aid will help cross-enrollees, particularly those under the E2 bracket.

Based on the UP System’s Socialized Tuition and Financial Assistance Program, students under the E2 bracket are those whose annual family income is P80,000 or less.

Corro said 90 of the 190 transferees are under the E2 bracket.

Aside from helping typhoon-affected students, the aid will also cover the students’ meal allowances, Miradora said.

Slowly but surely

He said after the typhoon, they’ve been busy helping affected sectors, including their employees and students in Eastern Visayas.

He said the cross-enrollees in UPVCC received their biggest financial allocation so


Corro said the lives of the cross-enrollees are slowly returning to normal.

But while some were quick to cope, others have yet to adjust to their new life far from home, she said.

Corro said she understands the situation of the cross-enrollees as some of them have lost friends, family and properties during the typhoon.