for the past 2 years, Ateneo has been involving the campus community by putting up Christmas parks for the holidays. this year, in solidarity with the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, AdMU has been cutting costs and redirecting funds to help people hit by the disaster, directly and indirectly. this year, each unit inside Ateneo was given one parol to decorate. with this as the alternative to a full-blown production such as a Christmas park, we bring down cost of materials and even the number of lights used. the amounts saved will be donated to those affected by Yolanda. additionally, from what i heard, lights will now be at a minimum in the campus. the beautiful lights around the trees of Bellarmine Field will now be switched on for a limited time and not the entire evening in the campus.
how does this help Yolanda victims? electricity produced is now redirected to areas that need it more — such as those that Yolanda hit. indirectly, by limiting the time we have the lights on, we aren’t only saving money but we are also one with them in sharing the ‘light’ we have.