Service, excellence, and tradition have remained the cornerstones of the UP Economics Society for the past 65 years. In celebration of its 65th anniversary, the society is launching “Project Shooting Star,” a fundraising campaign aimed at assisting farmers in Krus na Ligas, UP Diliman. These dedicated individuals are part of the Nagkakaisang Magsasaka ng Krus na Ligas para Sa Agrikulturang Lungsod, carrying the legacy of generations on ancestral lands.

Land disputes in Krus na Ligas have resulted in reduced farmland, posing challenges for the farmers. Currently, only six farmers remain active, while others have pursued alternative employment due to the shrinking land area. Limited resources and tools have also hindered the adoption of modern farming practices.

Project Shooting Star seeks monetary donations to address the farmers’ immediate needs, including the purchase of new farming equipment and repairs to existing tools.

If you’d like to contribute, please use the following donation channels:

GCash: Kingsley Pascual | 0927 521 6904

BPI: Sophia Nava | 2739024679

Donors are requested to provide proof of their contributions directly to the Ecosoc Month Facebook page: @UPEcosocMonth. Donation lines will close on September 25, 2023.

The Bedan is a media partner of the UP Economics Society in their celebration of UP Ecosoc Month and the society’s 65th anniversary.


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