THE UST Central Student Council (CSC) on Sunday appealed to administrators to suspend online classes from Nov. 3, 2020  to Nov. 7, 2020 out of consideration for students affected by typhoon “Rolly” and the incoming typhoon “Siony.”

“[T]he UST CSC Central board would like to request a university-wide suspension of synchronous and asynchronous classes including submissions of academic deliverables,” the CSC wrote in a letter dated Nov. 1.

The letter was addressed to Task Force Veritas chair Prof. Clarita Carillo, Secretary General Rev. Fr. Jesus Miranda, Jr., O.P.  and task force co-chair Assoc. Prof. Pilar Romero.

The student leaders pointed to the loss of electricity and weak internet connections due to inclement weather and the effects of the two typhoons.

“Even after Typhoons Rolly and Siony subside, the aftermath of the typhoons are still evident,” they said.

The CSC also suggested that the University implement precautionary measures against severe weather disturbances.

On Nov. 2, all cyclone warning signals were lifted, with Rolly at 195 kilometers west of Subic, Zambales and sustaining winds of 65 kph and gusts of up to 80 kph.

Siony was located 620 km east of Aparri, Cagayan and maintained winds of 65 kph and gusts of up to 80 kph. Weather forecasters said it was expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday.


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