Kuya JC and I took a walk around the Academic Oval at around 1130pm Tuesday, just hours after the worst of Pedring. The campus is hella devastated, although thankfully not as much as Roxas Boulevard, the Mall of Asia and Sofitel.
Tons of fallen branches. I woke up Tuesday morning to see lashing winds outside my window; a text from the Chancellor had spread around saying that classes were suspended—until 1pm, which is really a WTF move, considering that, oh, I don’t know, there’s a nasty storm ripping apart roofs and uprooting trees outside.
Thankfully, an hour after that announcement was made, it was superseded by a whole-day suspension. The following day there wasn’t any rain anymore, and classes were once again suspended until 1pm to give everyone time to recover before we went back to studying and fighting for greater state subsidy.
Trees in front of UP-Ayala Technohub, now growing sideways thanks to Pedring.