UP to proceed with the semester despite united calls from the UP community. The UP Board of Regents decided in its meeting today to go on with the semester as scheduled, rejecting the clarion call from UP students and faculty members to immediately end the semester now for the welfare of our constituency. The representation of the Student Regent and Faculty Regent echoed our pleas and grievances to the Board. It is highly notable that in only a number of limited days, student-led strikes and petitions were able to gather momentous support and solidarity from the UP community. More than 15,000 individuals signed our petitions from across the UP System and #EndTheSemUP trended at the top spot nationwide last night, showing legitimate clamor from our constituents. Students are being left behind due to remote learning challenges and economic limitations brought by the pandemic and recent typhoons. We firmly reiterate our calls! More than ever, we need utmost solidarity in fighting for the education we deserve! End the semester now! Pass all students! Pave the way for the safe reopening of our campuses! We demand accountability!