“Love shared is better than love sought,” said Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, President of the Western Mindanao State University as she delivered a sentimental message to the WMSU faculty, administrative personnel and students during the second love drive the University has conducted for the WMSU family that were victims of the Zamboanga siege and the subsequent flooding that ravaged some parts of the city from September to early October.
On Monday, November 11, the ground floor of the WMSU Research Building bore witness to the doling out of donations to 404 recipients that were teachers, staff and students of the University.
Prior to the event on Monday, the University has already conducted a love drive on October 3 where the beneficiaries were 423 WMSU faculty, staff and students that were all victims of the war that emerged in September—either displaced from their houses or victims of fire.
Among the organizations and business establishments outside the University that contributed to the love drive were the Advertising Board of the Philippines, represented by Mr. Jones Campos, Tzu Chi Foundation, the Alpha Sigma Phi, Zeta Phi Omega, the Federation of Muslim Students Association of Zamboanga City, DSWD IX, PCSO, Nature’s Spring Water, Vitali Barangay Council, San Ramon Community, Daughters of Mary Immaculate-Tetuan and Guiwan, D’Alert Sibugay, Titay Municipal Police, Mindanao Commission on Women, Kapatid Zamboanga, NAVFORWEM, WESMINCOM, Chowtime, Shopper’s Plaza, Master’s Bakery, Food Paradise, PCSO, GBPI TV 11, WEEMAR, Sannovis Pharmaceutical, Atro Mining, Red Cross, and RC Lim Marketing.
The donations that were given to the victims of the crises came in the form of food, clothing, blankets, and toiletries. (AJ Dalugdug – PAO/WSU)