Stranded no more. Students of UP Visayas (UPV) who hail from other cities, municipalities, provinces, and regions have gone home as UPV has continued to facilitate their return to their families with the province of Iloilo’s transition to general community quarantine.
Their journey was coordinated with their respective local government units and other relevant agencies by UPV.
On May 22, a student from Passi, Iloilo along with 13 students from Aklan, Capiz, and Mindoro Oriental left Miagao to travel back home. Those who returned to Aklan were immediately debriefed and were even treated to lunch by UPV alumni and the Aklan provincial government.
On May 24, a student bound for Lemery, Iloilo and 18 students going back to Palawan were sent off by the UPV Logistics Team.
On May 27, seven students going home to Negros Oriental were brought to the Dumangas Port. They were provided packed food by the UPV Logistics Team.
Prior to these departures, UPV had already sent home 23 students to Negros Occidental on May 5. Seven students made up the first batch of those who had been successfully reunited with their families on March 21 within the province of Iloilo.
On May 18, Office of Student Affairs Director Agustin Huyong released an advisory on the retrieval of personal belongings left by UPV students in dormitories. They were instructed to contact dormitory managers to set a schedule; issue a letter of authorization to a representative who will claim their belongings if the students are unable to do it themselves; and present a health certificate from their local health unit issued not more than five days prior to claiming of belongings.
Retrieval period is scheduled from May 25 to June 22, 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Dormitories will cease operations on June 23. For those who will be unable to get their things, UPV will temporarily store them for safekeeping. Final retrieval will resume not later than the enrollment period for AY 2020-2021. Those who prefer to have their belongings stored by UPV will need to accomplish a waiver.