The association handed out about 400 packs of relief goods to almost 400 students of Tayasan National High School and Tayasan Science High School.
Each pack contains two kilos of rice, two cans of sardines, three packs of noodles, one bar of laundry and assorted used clothing, said Nanette Tindoc, president of the alumni association and the provincial focal person of the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) in Negros Oriental.
After the relief goods distribution, Tindoc gave a lecture for the graduating high school students of the two schools on Child Labor and Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-Human Trafficking Act.
Flyers and posters from the Philippines Against Child Trafficking (PACT) were also given out to the students.
Tindoc said their association also gave used clothing items in Guihulngan City, another area badly hit by the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Negros Oriental on Feb. 6, 2012.
The Visayan Forum Foundation (VFF), a non-government organization, has earlier noted a link between climate-caused disasters and human trafficking as illegal recruiters take advantage of the vulnerabilities of disaster victims. (www.ugnayan.com)