Safety and Security
What are your rules on class suspension in case of bad weather?
Benilde complies with government mandates and policies regarding the suspension of classes. Suspension of classes is usually recommended by the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), or the city government. When the decision to suspend classes is up to the College, the Office of the President coordinates with the Center for Emergency Management, Safety, and Security, as well as other key administrators, for recommendations regarding the state of the roads and/or areas surrounding Benilde.
If classes are suspended, announcements will be posted through email, Intranet, and to administrators who will cascade the information to faculty and students. These announcements are also posted on our social media accounts:
How safe are the campuses in Benilde and its vicinity?
Benilde’s Center for Emergency Management, Safety, and Security (CEMSS) holds programs, regular drills, and safety inspections to further polish our disaster plans and identify potential loopholes and glitches. Furthermore, these activities also allow our community members to have firsthand knowledge of handling emergency situations.
Established in 2003, the Task Force Safe School (TFSS) is a continuous collaborative effort by Benilde, De La Salle University, and St. Scholastica’s College, in sustaining a safe and secure vicinity around the schools’ campuses. TFSS is in coordination with the Philippine National Police, local government units, and the surrounding establishments.
Do we have insurance in case of accidents that might happen during class and school activities?
Safety is always a top priority in Benilde. Accidents, however, that may happen inside the campus vicinity will be covered by our insurance.