Letran answers call for help of needy from Manila to Bulacan
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Apr 13, 2020 01:27 PM
(Photos courtesy of Dominican Family for Justice and Peace)
Colegio de San Juan de Letran's helping hands have reached not only its neighbors in Manila, but also a community in need in Bulacan.
Last Friday, the Intramuros-based school distributed rice to neighboring Brgy. 654.
Letran Athletics Director Fr. Vic Calvo, OP himself, alongside barangay officials, handed out plastics filled with rice to their neighbors, most of whom are informal settlers.
Just a day earlier, the Dominican school also answered a call for help from one of its alumni in Bulacan.
"It would be great help to our community if you will add us to your partner communities," Mark Ivan Feliciano, Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President of Norzagaray, said in a message he posted on Letran's Facebook page.
Feliciano, an alumnus of the blue and red, went on to share that his municipality has over 35, 000 households and 130, 000 residents.
Not long after, the post was seen by another alumnus in Lester Alcaria who then pledged rice and personal protective equipment (PPEs). "Father, magpapadala ako ng 20 kaban of rice and face shields," he said in a text message to Calvo.
Calvo then set up the meeting between the two Letranites who, as luck would have it, both hail from Bulacan.
With that, Norzagaray received much-needed and much-welcome rice and PPEs from Alcaria.
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