Silliman University (SU) donated 1 million pesos to Dansalan College Foundation Incorporated (DCFI) in Marawi City after the five-month war devastated the city.
DCFI President, Fedelinda Tawagon, in a letter thanked the university for granting financial assistance to the faculty and staff of the college who became victims of the
In the same letter containing the liquidation of the donation, a total of 65 qualified recipients received P10,000 each from the financial aid by the university.
Seven other teachers who were held hostage by the Maute group were given P50, 000 each.
“We are happy and grateful to know you are in solidarity with us,” Tawagon said.
Dansalan College is run by the United Church of Christ in the Philippines.
SU Office of Information and Publication Director, Mark Raygan Garcia, said: “The impact on Dansalan College was really severe. The primary problem that people in Marawi experienced was really displacement.
“They had no food to eat. They had no shelter. So that [P1 million] was just a form of assistance given by the university to the teachers of Dansalan College,” Garcia added.
Last September, some SU senior high students and faculty spent time with some of the displaced victims of Marawi war.
While the Federation of Muslims Students in Silliman University organized a fund raising event, “Run for Marawi,” to help students of DCFI and some evacuees in Iligan City.