AUF Student Council seeks postponement of classes this week

The Angeles University Foundation–University Student Council has called on the AUF management to postpone face-to-face classes this week amid the severe effects of Super Typhoon Karding not only in Pampanga province but in Central Luzon.

In a letter addressed to Dr. Olga Angelinetta P. Tulabut, Vice President for Academic Affairs, dated September 26, 2022, the AUF-USC said: “We, the AUF University Student Council, together with the whole student body would like to request the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs to heed our collective call to suspend tomorrow’s (September 27) classes, have all academic requirements for this week be extended until next week and the temporary postponement of face-to-face classed at least until the end of the week or for a few days until the situation gets better.”

Among others, the AUF-USC said the “students from low-lying places in Pampanga, especially those who are prone to floodings brought about by heavy rains, worry they might not be able to attend their physical classes for a few days as the water level in their towns are still high.”

Most of the AUF students had come from the provinces of Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Bulacan, and Pampanga, all of which were severely affected by Super Typhoon Karding. Nueva Ecija was already put under a state of calamity.

The AUF—USC said the “students from AUF are restricted by their mental, emotional, and physical incapabilities to worry about the requirements, and quizzes that are scheduled as early as tomorrow when the damaging effects of the typhoon are still evident.”

Other provinces such as Nueva Ecija are still out of power and experiencing telecommunication difficulties while other areas are still experiencing light to moderate rains.

The AUF-USC letter was signed by its president Joshua Renz Mangalino and USC members.