UB submits to LGU inspection for limited face-to-face classes

The LGU inspection team visited University of Batangas last June 28, 2021, to evaluate
the facilities and assess the readiness of UB’s medical and allied health science
programs to reopen for limited face-to-face sessions.

Representatives from various departments were present during the visit, from EBD
Monitoring Team, Mr. Armando Lazarte, the EBD Monitoring Team Head, Ms. Ana
Claveria, Ms. Karen Zapata and Mr. Ryan Joseph Delos Reyes; from the Business
Permit and Licensing Office, Ms Bella A. Pallas, the Licensing Officer-IV BPLO and Ms.
Ditas Aguado Rivera, the City Government Assistant Department Head , from the City
Health Office, Engr. Elisha P. Dimayuga, Engr. IV CHO and Dr. Lorna Gappi, College
Administrator-CLB conducted the inspection.

University of Batangas is one with the government in fighting the spread of the COVID-
19 disease. “Ito (LGU inspection) ay napakahalaga, para ito sa kasiguraduhan ng
magaaral, ng mga instructors, and staff. At ito ay pinatutupad ng national, kung kaya’t
nandito kami upang gabay”, shared Mr. Armando Lazarte, the EBD Monitoring Team

In compliance of the strict safety and health protocols, the following measures were
applied: installation of 1.5 meter marking for social distancing and directional signage
from entrance to exit; installation of footbath and strict use of thermal scanner in the
university; the University of Batangas created the Appointment App to control the
number of students who will enter the University Premises and the Health Declaration
App for contactless submission of health declarations; logbook and digital logbook were
installed to monitor movement in every office; signages pertaining to the Safety Protocol
Guidelines in the University, disinfection materials at strategic locations and hand
washing facilities were set up; installation of plastic barriers in the classrooms and
laboratories; and retrofitting of the Isolation Room that has its own comfort room and
separate disinfection materials intended for suspected individuals was also set.
The College of Allied Medical Sciences (CAMS)-Physical Therapy and College of
Nursing and Midwifery (CNM)- BS Nursing were the specific colleges visited during the
inspection and the priority programs for limited face to face classes as identified on the
DOH CHED Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2021-001.

There were minor recommendations from the inspection done such as additional
signage to ensure awareness of the health and safety protocols within the University
Premises and additional storage rooms for disinfection materials.

During the inspection, present also were Mr. Alex Ramos, UB Vice President for
Administration, Dr. Lolita Tegon, the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs , Ms.
Sofia Catibog, Dean of CNM, Dr. Abegayle Machelle Perez-Chua, Dean of CAMS and
Mr. Paul Sangalang, UB Safety Officer. Other UB representatives attended the said
inspection via video conferencing.