Ateneo, La Salle join hands in fight vs COVID-19

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Apr 20, 2020 01:05 PM
Ateneo, La Salle join hands in fight vs COVID-19
(Photos courtesy of UAAP)

In the fight vs COVID-19, we're all in this together.

That is no more evident than in fierce foes Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University who have now teamed up in the continuing COVID-19 crisis.

With Metro Manila now more than a month into community quarantine, both the Society of Jesus' school in Katipunan and the university ran by Lasallian brothers in Taft Avenue have done their all to help out.

"Ateneo alumni said they'd like to help and I told them, 'Let's raise money together with our friends - which means, also La Salle friends,'" Philippine Jesuit Provincial Superior Fr. Jun Viray, SJ said.

With that, an effort for the archrivals to join hands was born called "Let's Work Together To Fight COVID-19."

"A little conversation between myself and Fr. Jun created a spark that is more explosive than UAAP allowed us to say this is the time to work together rather than compete," DLSU President Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC said.

At present, the effort has already raised PhP 10 Million.

This will then be used to help out 6,000 urban poor families as well as 500 homeless persons.

Those interested to help out can do so here:

FOR ATENEO
METROBANK
Account name: Tanging Yaman Foundation, Inc.
Metrobank Peso Checking Account Number: 448-7-44800988-9
BPI
Account name: Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan
BPI Peso Checking Account Number: 3081-1111-61
*For proper acknowledgement, kindly send photo of the deposit slip to [email protected]

FOR LA SALLE
Account name: De La Salle Brothers, Inc.
Account number: 7590-569081
Security Bank:
Account name: De La Salle Brothers, Inc.
Account number: 0000014366500
BPI:
Account name: De La Salle Brothers, Inc.
Account number: 3103-3749-86

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