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  • Office of Eddie Alih, MP donates sacks of rice to students and frontliners

    The MSU Tawi-Tawi Task Force COVID-19, through the Office of Member of Bangsamoro Parliament Eddie Alih, received sacks of rice for its students and frontliners.  A total of 125 sacks of rice were turned over to the Task Force. 100 of these are alloted to the frontliners while the remaining are for students who are from Mainland Mindanao. The frontliner-recipients of the donated rice are mostly employees under Contracts of Service and will receive their share during next week's distribution while the 25 sacks for the 25 students were given earlier today. The Task Force COVID-19 wishes to extend its gratitude to Prof. Eddie Alih for his support to the initiatives of the school during this health crisis. He also donated a considerable amount of cash assistance during the ongoing operations of the Task Force for the students. Prof. Eddie Mapag Alih is a former Chancellor of MSU Tawi-Tawi and has served longest in said position in the history of the school. A Sigma Delta PiDelta Sigma Pi...
  • The MSU TCTO Task Force COVID-19 gives updates on its accomplishments all-throughout the period of the Enhanced Community Quarantine

    The Task Force remains committed to continue supporting its constitutents through this great hour of need, and with our shift to General Community Quarantine. 5,670 FOOD PACKSFood packs were distributed to university constituents during the stay-at-home periods. 4,500 of this were given to students in a course of 5 weeks, while 1,170 packs were distributed to our frontliners.2,500 HYGIENE KITSHygiene kits were provided to students and frontliners. 2,500 kits were given to students while the rest were for the frontliners.1,000 CANDIES OF HOPE1,000 #CandiesOfHope were distributed to students as a symbol of hope. This project was even featured in Net25's Mata ng Agila news. 1,000 CANDIES OF JOY1,000 #CandiesOfJoy packs were given to the students during the last week of the distribution of the food packs. 280 PABAON PACKSPabaon packs were given to students returning to their hometowns through the Oplan Moleh. Each pack contains essential food items needed for the travel including a full-...
  • Oplan Moleh sends home 2nd batch of students to Mapun

    More than 200 students and their families from MSU Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography, Mahardika Institute of Technology, Notre Dame of Bongao, Pagasinan High School, Tawi-Tawi School of Arts and Trades and Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College were sent home today to Mapun Municipality through the combined efforts of Oplan Moleh, local government units, civic organizations and volunteers. Oplan Moleh is a program initiated by the MSU TCTO Task Force COVID-19 which seeks to assist stranded students of MSU Tawi-Tawi in Bongao back to their hometowns within the island municipalities of the province.  With the combined efforts of the university's Task Force COVID-19, and various individuals and agencies, two (2) local lantsas were chartered to ferry the students back to Mapun. Coordinating for the greater Mapun student population in Bongao was Prof. Glenda Baiddin Orozco-Abdul, who initiated the listing of the students with the assistance of the Jama Mapun Youth College...
  • Oplan Moleh starts today, 1st batch of 42 students bound for Pangutaran, Sulu

    The first batch of students to go home under the Oplan Moleh were accomodated today, April 25, and are bound for Pangutaran in Sulu Province. Forty-two (42) students, with four (4) family members, left Bongao aboard the vessel ML Shara-J. The university's Task Force CoVID-19 gave food bags to the students. Each bag contains a pack of chocolate drink, sachets of cocoa-powdered drink, soda crackers, cup noodles and bottled water. The AMiCUS (Adventist Ministry to College and University Students) and members of the Seventh-Day Adventist group also cooked packed meals for the traveling students and members of the vessel's crew for their iftar. With Oplan Moleh is the #AppleOfLove Project, in which the Chancellor gave away fresh apples to the traveling students. The Chancellor herself was present to send the students off and wished them a good journey. She hopes to see them again in campus once classes will open for the upcoming academic year.  The students bound for Pangutaran will stay...
  • MSU Tawi-Tawi COVID-19 TF starts last distribution of student food packs

    The MSU TCTO Task Force COVID-19 distributed today the last batch of food packs to the students in dormitories and in the nearby home-barangays. Students happily received their food packs along with their #GoodiesOfJoy candies.The Chancellor extended also her message to the students, reminding them to be positive and strong amidst the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. "Together, we will beat the virus. Together, with God's grace and mercy, we face the future with renewed confidence and hope. In Shaa Allah," said in her message given to the students through personalized cards.She also shared her insights in welcoming the holy month of Ramadhan despite the restrictions of the quarantine. "The ascetic self-denial and self-sacrifice of the fasting, exacerbated by the present crisis, is part of our journey towards spriritual renewal and purification," she said. The MSU TCTO Task Force COVID-19 has given food packs to the students in the last five weeks, averaging a thousand food...
  • MSU Tawi-Tawi COVID-19 TF launches Oplan Moleh, IPHO and University Infirmary starts medical screening for students

    Due to the termination of the 2nd semester, the university's Task Force COVID-19 is facilitating the return of the students hailing from the island municipalities.  Named Oplan Moleh, it comes from the Sinama word 'moleh' which means 'to go home.' The Task Force has coordinated with the local chief executives and the Provincial Health Office in order to ensure the orderly return of the students while following protocols mandated by the enhanced community quarantine. Bongao Mayor Jimuel Que posted in his Facebook account yesterday about his meeting with the Chancellor regarding this plan, which ended cordially. The Office of the Chancellor has also reached out to other nine (9) island towns, namely: Mapun, Languyan, Sapa Sapa, Tandubas, Simunul, South Ubian, Sibutu, Sitangkai towns in Tawi-Tawi and Pangutaran in Sulu.  Dr. Sangkula Laja deployed a team from the Tawi-Tawi Provincial Health Office to check the medical conditions of the students included in the Oplan Moleh. Together with...
  • Chancy gives #RainbowLollipop with messages to stranded students, urges to look forward for better days after CoVID-19

    Now on its 4th week of distributing food packs to stranded students due to the ECQ, the Task Force CoVID-19 gave a twist to this batch of food packs by giving away #RainbowLollipops with messages of hope inside the packs.  With this step, the Chancellor wanted the students to see the lollipops as a #CandyOfHope and remember the 'sweet' things in life despite the current mood brought by the ECQ in the community. #ChancysCandyOfHope wanted students to look forward for better and brighter days after the fight against the new novel coronavirus, giving messages of hope in their food packs. The school administration is aware of the challenges on the mental well-being of the students because of the ECQ and are living far from their families. The Chancellor wanted to remind the students of hope and that school is still a home away from home, and a second family. The Chancellor is stepping up in continuing support for stranded students as classes are still suspended because of the ECQ. The...
  • TCTO distributes goods, kits to ECQ-affected students

    TCTO students who are currently staying at the campus dormitories and nearby boarding houses both in Sanga-Sanga and Bongao were extended support and relief during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Tawi-Tawi. The MSU TCTO administration distributed relief goods and hygiene kits to 500 students while a next batch of relief will be distributed in the coming weeks. The Chancellor, is sending her message of hope throughout the MSU TCTO community especially those that are affected by the quarantine protocols set by the Government. "Malalampasan din natin 'to, In shaa Allah! All this will come to pass. Stay healthy and stay strong. In God's own time, in his infinite grace and mercy, we shall overcome. We shall not want. Be steadfast in our faith. Together, we shall conquer this globe scourge." Distribution of relief packs started a few days ago and upcoming relief will be given to affected students. The MSU TCTO administration is also intensifying its campus quarantine protocol and...
  • IOES celebrates 25th Anniversary, formally receives DBP-RISE scholarships for 29 students

    The Institute of Oceanography and Environmental Science celebrated its 25th Founding Anniversary on March 19, 2020, with the theme “IOES @ 25: Resilient Amidst Challenges towards Excellence in Marine and Environmental Science." In line with the celebration, the awarding and signing ceremony for DBP Resources for Inclusive & Sustainable Education (DBP-RISE) Scholarship was also held at the Sabdani Bulante Conference Room, while observing the measures set forth by authorities because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Development Bank of the Philippines awarded P7.5 Million to support 29 MSU Tawi-Tawi students for the DBP-RISE Scholarship. The scholarship covers the entire 4-year course of studies along with miscellaneous school materials, trainings and other expenses. The scholars, with their parents and guardians, signed the contract for scholarship agreement in order to formally award the scholarship.The following students are recipients of the DBP-RISE Scholarship under the Institute...
  • Remaining students in campus receive financial assistance from MSU Tawi-Tawi

    Due to the existing travel restrictions and other quarantine procedures, several students from provinces in mainland Mindanao continue to stay within the campus dormitories. During the Recognition Program today, the school administration distributed financial assistance to said students as they remain within campus while awaiting for the lifting of the inter-provincial travel ban. Mr. Joseph Angas, Student Council President, spoke in behalf of the students as they received the said assistance. He recounts the tremendous changes brought by the pandemic and all its effects to every person's plans and dreams. "We are taught in this pandemic that we must appreciate our lives and happiness when we are tested. Above all, it also reveals the best and the worst characters of humanity. To those who are naturally good and with genuine love to their fellowmen, this pandemic became an instrument to help even more. But for those, who are genuinely discontented and are immature, this pandemic...

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