A post by a student on VSU Students Collective Facebook page has garnered attention after alleging that some university faculty lack vehicle registration.
"Nag implement mu ug register sa motor, dapat parehas apil ang faculty kay daghan pud baya nga faculty nga walay register ang motor," it wrote.
(You [VSU] implemented motor registration, the faculty should also be part [of the implementation] because there are also [university] faculty without motor registration.)
Julius Abela, head of the Safety and Security Services Office (SSO), reiterated Tuesday that this directive focuses on the protection of the students in order to preserve their well-being on campus.
In an interview with Amaranth, Abela said that the office strictly implements the rule, especially for students as they are more prone to be involved in accidents in relation to their growing population.
"Ang labaw gud ana na purpose kay ang safety sa students… Kanang kuan gihapon para sa kaayohan sa estudyante," Abela said.
(The main purpose [of the directive] is for the safety of the students… it’s for their own good.)
The traffic rule order is based on the Memorandum Circular No. 75 Series of 2002 released by the Office of the President stating that drivers with unregistered vehicles and no plate registration are barred from entry.
Abela also suggested the imposition of a safety driving course among student drivers, in coordination with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and student leaders, to ensure their knowledge of traffic conventions.
The post on VSU Students Collective has since been deleted as of press time.

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