DLSU houses 79 homeless individuals for the duration of Luzon quarantine

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Posted at Mar 22 2020 04:30 PM | Updated as of Mar 22 2020 06:28 PM

DLSU houses 79 homeless individuals for the duration of Luzon quarantine 1
De La Salle University - Manila temporarily houses homeless people at their sports center amid the enhanced community quarantine on March 22, 2020. The initiative is in partnership with the Divine Word Missionaries through their KAin, LIgo ng Ayos (KALINGA) program. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA — De La Salle University (DLSU) on Sunday said 79 homeless individuals are taking shelter in their campus amid the enhanced community quarantine imposed in Luzon.

"Seventy-nine individuals, among them women and elderly, are currently staying at the 2nd floor of the Enrique Razon Sports Center until the Luzon-wide lockdown is lifted," the institution said. 

 

DLSU said it is seeking financial donations to feed the individuals for the duration of the month-long quarantine. 

"Financial donations to buy food, medicines, and health kits are accepted through AJ KALINGA FOUNDATION, INC [and can be sent to their] Asia United Bank Peso Savings Account no. 082-11-000496-2." 

President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Luzon under lockdown until April 12 to curb the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, which has infected 380 and killed 25 in the Philippines as of Sunday.