Chancellor Fidel Nemenzo has released guidelines regarding the suspension of classes in the current remote learning setup. The announcement covers both synchronous and asynchronous classes.

The following are Chancellor Nemenzo’s answers to some frequently asked questions:

Q1. Considering a certain student’s place of residence, shall this constitute an “automatic suspension” (sychronous or asynchronous) for the whole class?

No. Places of residence of students in one class differ. It is possible for one class to have students who are not affected by the typhoon; while some may be affected by different storm signals (1, 2, or 3 and above). The guidelines shall be applied depending on “the students’ place of residence, or where they have chosen to participate in synchronous or asynchronous classes.”

Q2. Does this follow a “case-to-case basis” (just the affected student/s)?


Q3. Should there be a considerable number (or percentage) of the class that is affected by such interruptions before announcing any synchronous/asynchronous class suspension?

In effect, we follow a case-to-case basis application of the guidelines without prejudice to students who might miss synchronous class sessions as a result of the suspension.

Students are encouraged to communicate any concerns/complaints in the implementation of these guidelines through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (

See the memo from the office of the Chancellor here.