On March 16, 2023, the PLSP Council of Deans, upon the motion of Dr. Joel Melecio Cabael, Vice President for External Affairs and Linkages passed Board Resolution No. 17, which prohibits the selling, buying, and consuming of chewing gum within the campus premises. The University President, Dr. Sigfredo C. Adajar welcomes this development for the greater good of the local university’s stakeholders.
According to the resolution, the ban on chewing gum is necessary to maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of the campus. Chewing gum, when disposed of improperly, can stick to floors and furniture, and it can be difficult to remove. This can lead to unsightly and unclean conditions, as well as additional expenses for cleaning and maintenance.
Furthermore, the resolution also states that chewing gum can be a potential health hazard, as it can cause choking and digestive problems if accidentally ingested. The resolution aims to protect the health and safety of the students, faculty, and staff within the campus.
The resolution also establishes penalties for violating the ban on chewing gum. Students caught buying, selling, or consuming chewing gum within the PLSP premises may be subject to disciplinary action, which may include suspension or expulsion. Similarly, faculty and staff members caught violating the ban may face administrative sanctions.
The resolution also directs the PLSP administration to implement measures to enforce the ban, such as posting signs and conducting regular inspections. It also encourages the PLSP community to promote awareness and compliance with the chewing gum ban.
In summary, the passage of Board Resolution No. 17 is aimed at maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of the PLSP campus, protecting the health and safety of its community members, and enforcing disciplinary action against those who violate the ban on chewing gum.