NCAA schools heading the call

MEMBER-SCHOOLS from the NCAA are doing their part in the country's battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Letran athletic director Fr. Vic Calvo spearheaded Dominican Family for Justice and Peace's COVID-19 response project, as it provided hot meals for 500 people yesterday at Brgy. Daang Bakal in Mandaluyong.

The "Share-A-Meal" food distribution in coordination with Jose Rizal University Dean Ana Belen Cuyugan and athletic director Paul Supan.

JRU last week has provided frontliners from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and Mandaluyong Medical Center "temporary home" inside the school campus.  Mandaluyong Medical Center has also received personal protective equipment from JRU.

The incoming Season 83 host, Letran has been active in displaying its "Arriba Bayanihan" spirit in this public health crisis.

Last week, the school's basketball standouts along with the Letran Cheerleading Squad and the Letran Cheerleading Team Alumni donated an assortment of goods and cash for their fellow co-cheerleaders, athletes, guards and workers who were stranded inside the Muralla campus due to the lockdown.

College of Saint Benilde, during the early stage of the enhanced community quarantine, last month, opened its doors to the homeless people in the Manila area along with its sister Taft school La Salle.

Through the initiative of De La Salle Brothers' Project Safe Shelter program, CSB administrators and staff last week welcomed 60 healthcare workers from the Philippine General Hospital.