SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY IS considering sending a team to areas affected by typhoon Yolanda, particularly Leyte and Samar, to administer psycho-social intervention.
This move replicates a similar initiative of the university in Bohol, a few days after it was hit by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake
in Oct. Silliman sent to Bohol a team of 39 guidance counselors, social workers, nursing faculty and student, and theater advocates
to perform stress debriefing in the affected communities. Prof. Emervencia Ligutom, director of the Institute of Service-Learning,
and Dr. Edna Gladys Calingacion of the College of Arts and Sciences and formerly Dean of Students, headed the team.
The plan of the university to send a team for psychosocial intervention complements its continuing efforts to generate donations for typhoon victims and help locate family members of its students, faculty and alumni through its search and rescue operation.
Both call for donations of the university and the search and rescue operations have been successful.