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Silliman resumes
classes today


Silliman University will resume classes in all levels today, and its buildings and grounds, Public Assistance and Safety Office, Food Services and other academic and non-academic units resumed operations Wednesday and Thursday.

This was to facilitate the transfer of documents, equipment and other materials to their original locations, a university source said.

No casualty was reported and there were minor damages to three faculty/staff houses caused by fallen branches of trees. Electricity from the SU power plant was restored at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Emergency units were on standby until 2 a.m. Wednesday and responded to text messages and calls for assistance in transferring affected residents to designated relocation buildings on campus. The Filomeno Cimafranca Ballfield was made available to the Dumaguete City government as an evacuation area for around 150 individuals, the same source said.

Garcia said preparations for the storm started Monday and included the transfer of equipment, sensitive documents and other materials to safer areas on campus; development of evacuation plans for both dormers, faculty and staff campus residents; mobilization and deployment of emergency units; stocking of food and water; reinforcement of trees; maintenance checks on standby generators, communication lines and equipment, lampposts and buildings; and issuance of regular advisories in print, online and through the tri-media.*RG

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