Cancel classes on November 16 due to APEC week.

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This is a petition directed to the DLSU Administration to suspend the classes on November 16 due to the APEC 2015 Leaders' Week.

Last November 10, 2015, the DLSU community has received a memo from the OVCAdmin in regards of APEC Traffic Advisory. In the e-mail was: 

"Expect heavy traffic in the vicinity of DLSU on Monday, 16 November 2015, due to the closure of Roxas Boulevard and the rerouting of traffic to Taft Avenue.  

 Members of the community are also advised to make the necessary adjustments in light of the various traffic rerouting schemes during the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting from 16 to 20 November 2015."

The email therefore shows that the school administration is already expecting heavy traffic in the vicinity of our campus on Monday due to the rerouting of vehicles that are supposed to pass Roxas Boulevard, to Taft Avenue. 

I believe that it would be better for the sake of convenience of the whole DLSU community, not just her students, but also her employees that school operations would be cancelled on November 16. We should take into consideration that the volume of vehicles that would be redirected to Taft Avenue would be a lot.

On normal school days, we already experience heavy traffic in Taft Avenue due to the constant arriving of cars to drop and fetch students from the campus. During dismissal, up to two lanes of Taft Avenue is occupied by the waiting vehicles of the students. Now, imagine this on the APEC week where not only the DLSU community would use the road, but other motorists as well. With only two lanes of moving traffic due to parked vehicles, there would be heavy congestion due to the more than usual number of motorists passing by Taft Avenue. Not only this would cause inconvenience to the DLSU community but also to other motorists. With this, I believe that the cancellation of classes would not only benefit the DLSU community but also the motorists redirected to Taft Avenue. 


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