The University of Antique held a President’s consultative meeting with boarding house owners, restaurant operators, Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODAs), Barangay Officials, and PNP Sibalom on February 4, 2022 at the UA Traditional Knowledge Center as part of the preparation for limited face-to-face classes that will commence on February 14.
Dr. Pablo S. Crespo, Jr. discussed possible scenarios allowing the stakeholders to raise concerns regarding safety operations including passenger capacity, curfew implementation, and boarding house accreditation.
Dr. Crespo proposed that boarding house owners accept both long-term and transient boarders since four colleges will have their students report to school twice a week while the other four engage in synchronous classes. He also encouraged the TODAs to be vaccinated and follow the minimum passenger capacity. He further discussed the plans to designate loading and unloading areas.
The consultation meeting was conducted following the successful evaluation of the local Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) of the university’s readiness last January 18 and the second evaluation and inspection by Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr. together with the university’s key officials last February 2.