Oops… with students complaining, UP Diliman flipflops, cancels classes
MANILA, Philippines – While many colleges and universities in Metro Manila canceled classes for Saturday, September 20, the University of the Philippines Diliman initially wanted its classes to resume as Tropical Storm “Mario” veers away from the country.
The state university’s Facebook post quoted Chancellor Michael Tan as saying classes will resume because tropical storm “Mario” has weakened.
The announcement raised eyebrows from netizens as many Metro Manila schools have already suspended Saturday classes due to floods and impassable roads.
@Official_UPD langoy ako papuntang school? :)FEATURED STORIES
— Angella de Jesus (@gellybelly_) September 19, 2014
@Official_UPD seryoso? O_o
— Amber Light (@AmberLight_7) September 19, 2014
@Official_UPD lol nope. not going. sorry chancy. i don’t even think i can leave my area yet.
— Knth (@kennethikos) September 19, 2014ADVERTISEMENT
@Official_UPD seriously? A lot of roads are unpassable.
— angie andres (@AndresHeaven) September 19, 2014
In the end, Tan said he retracted his earlier announcement and suspended classes due to the number of appeals from students.
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