St. Bridget College launches “Operation Rise up and Shine Batangueños” (SBC-RSB)


St. Bridget College launches Operations Rise Up and Shine Batanguenos.

The Taal volcano eruption which started 12th of January left 74, 787 families, a total of 300, 595 individuals unsettled. These
internally displaced persons (IDPs) are in 532 evacuation centers while a
portion of them are in foster families and other private temporary shelters. (Source:
Provincial Social Welfare Development Office post).

The number continues to
escalate everyday as there are more evacuees coming from 12 municipalities and
2 cities within Taal main crater’s 14 km. radius danger zone (Source:

With this unfortunate situation, St. Bridget
College started its relief operation tagged as St. Bridget College Operation
Rise up and Shine Batangueños (SBC-RSB), 14th of January.

The call for donation was readily heeded by generous
individuals – parents, student, alumni and friends of the institution and the
Religious of the Good Shepherd. The donations are in kind (canned goods, noodles,
bottled water, mats, blankets, medicines, toiletries, diapers, beverages, sacks
of rice, etc.) services (transport, other evacuation sites volunteers) and cash

Sr. M. Clare Bagot, RGS, president of St. Bridget College, went to the evacuation centers with faculty and students of SBC.

On its more than a week operation the relief were distributed to the following
areas: Click here for list of communities served and for list of donors.

Bilogo, Batangas City January 21 Bilogo, Batangas City- January 21
Barangay Tinga Labac - January 17 Dumantay, Batangas City
Rosario, Batangas - January 18 SBC Sorting - January 17
Tabangao Ambulong- January 17 Tabangao Elementary School - January 18