Supertyphoon Yolanda (International Name, Haiyan) is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tomorrow and make landfall late Thursday. Its course will heavily cross the Leyte, Samar and Bicol Regions. VSU is taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety of its constituents, mitigate the risks and minimize the damage that Yolanda will cause.

 

Class Suspension

The University suspends classes and all student activities from Thursday to Friday, November 7-8, 2013. This includes enrollment and payment of bills. Classes and enrollment will resume on Monday, November 11.

However, faculty and staff will continue to work until otherwise advised.

Safety Measures

To ensure the safety of VSU people, we are using the following buildings as evacuation centers:

  • Institute of Human Kinetics
  • College of Management & Economics/College of Education/Department of Development Communications
  • Department of Agronomy and Soil Science
  • Department of Pest Management
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Computer Science and Technology

Students who come from nearby towns are advised to go home. For the rest, the venues mentioned are available.

We advise people to take extra caution when passing through roads, as trees and branches may fall. Charge mobile devices and emergency lights in advance. And prepare enough things in case evacuation is needed.

Always bring umbrellas and raincoats when going outside.

We will be establishing emergency hotlines, keep posted.

If you are online, you can tweet us @visayasstateu with the hashtag #YolandaPH or message us on Facebook for your concerns.