Fire razed the Bulwagang Rizal, also known as the UP Diliman Faculty Center (FC), on April 1, 2016. As all Diliman denizens know, the building was home not only to the faculty departments of both the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), but also to the administrative and support staff and students who walked its hallowed halls everyday for almost half a century. Moreover, it is not only rooms which were destroyed, but valuable books, materials, artifacts, documents, and theses which were housed in personal libraries lovingly curated by each individual CAL and CSSP teaching staff.
Today, the entire UP community still reels from the aftershocks of this enormous loss to UP’s intellectual and cultural heritage.
The Bangon CAL-CSSP initiative seeks to assist professors, instructors, and staff of the UP FC on the restoration of teaching and administrative services through the acquisition of books, readings, office supplies, shelves, desks, and other materials.
Everyone may donate by visiting giveto.up.edu.ph and selecting Bangon CAL-CSSP from the list of campaigns. Donations may be made via Visa Credit Card, Cash, Cheque, Deposit, and Bank Transfer. Those giving amounts exceeding PHP 500,000 are encouraged to contact the Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
As one UP community, let’s help restore the livelihood of our beloved professors and staff by donating today.