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    NCAA to make donation to Batanes earthquake victims

    Aug 6, 2019

    NCAA is extending a helping hand to the victims of the Batanes earthquake.

    The Management Committee (Mancom) approved the P100,000 cash donation to the northernmost province in the country after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck three weeks ago.

    The financial assistance will be handed to the Batanes provincial officials led by governor Marilou Cayco on Saturday during the halftime of the game between San Beda and Letran at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.

    "What we are doing is part of the NCAA advocacy, and the oldest collegiate tournament in the country, as an institution, has helped our fellow Filipinos in need, especially those affected by calamities,” said Cayco, the Mancom chairman from this year's hosts Arellano.

    "The other member schools have already done their part and this time, as one family, the NCAA is extending its assistance to help Batanes."

    Mancom representative Fr. Vic Calvo of Letran made the proposal in last Thursday's meeting at Jose Rizal University, a move that was unanimously agreed upon by the Board.

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    Batanes is picking itself up after the severe calamity, which saw nine deaths and 911 families displaced. On top of that, cultural and historial structures, like the Santa Maria de Mayan Church in Itbayat, were damaged by the earthquake, with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) estimating damages amounting to P292-million.

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