by ZOE AIRABELLE AGUINALDO
THE UNIVERSITY suspended onsite classes next week in anticipation of the nationwide transport strike to be held from March 6 to 12.
“[A]ll students will have their academic engagements virtually via the UST Cloud campus,” a memorandum dated March 2 and signed by UST Secretary-General Rev. Fr. Louie Coronel, O.P. read.
“As necessary, instruction that may be carried out by academic staff inside the facilities on campus shall be coordinated with the academic unit heads.”
Transactions for essential services will temporarily shift online through the University’s virtual channels. Internships will resume as scheduled unless otherwise specified by the respective training facilities.
The transport strike, to be conducted by groups opposed to the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program, is expected to affect nearly 300,000 commuters in Metro Manila, according to Manibela transport group chairman Mar Valbuena. Strike organizers said the strike would also affect some areas in Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Bicol and Cagayan de Oro.
The government has moved the deadline for the PUV modernization program from June 30 to December 31 but Valbuena said the strike would still push through. F