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VYLH expands network in UP Diliman

Written by Gina Valera

The Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health (VYLH) UP Diliman Chapter conducted an orientation for invited university organizations last August 16 at the Institute of Biology Pav 4. The event was attended by 32 students from UP Diliman belonging to six different organizations namely: UP Psychology Society, UP Buklod-Isip, UP Red Cross Youth, UP Zoological Society, UP Pre-Medical Honor Society, and Philippine Association of Nutrition – Alpha.

The orientation aimed to further expand the network of volunteers in UP Diliman. Currently, only UP Psychology Society is affiliated with the Network. The history and background of VYLH was presented to the attendees followed by discussions on the three main advocacies of the VYLH namely: Folic Acid Awareness Campaign, Newborn Screening Promotion and Orphan Disorder Support. VYLH volunteers Ryan John Pascual, Gina Valera and Alexei Flores served as speakers for the event.

The network expansion orientation was spearheaded by the UP Psychology Society headed by VYLH-NCR Assistant Coordinator and VYLH-UP Diliman Coordinator Gina Valera with collaborative efforts from other VYLH-UP Diliman Volunteers France Bartolata, Trina Villanueva and Polo Reyes. Posters and online publicity campaigns were circulated online to encourage walk-ins and non-affiliated students to attend.

Gina Valera is a BS Psychology student at UP Diliman and member of the UP Psychology Society. Gina is the current Assistant Coordinator for NCR, and Youth Volunteer Coordinator for UP Diliman.

For interested UP Diliman organizations, you may contact Gina Valera ( or 


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