News Architecture SC apologizes for concert mishap “The council made sure to have appropriate measures and approved paperwork assuring that the overtime to 10pm was secured and allowed,” the College of Architecture Student Council told in their official statement. Published 1 week ago on March 10, 2018 By Philip Jamilla Photo by Audrey Janelle Fontilla/TomasinoWeb. Share Tweet (UPDATED March 11, 5:30 p.m.) The College of Architecture student council apologized on Friday evening for the sudden cutoff of the college week’s concert at the grandstand. “The USTCASC would like to wholeheartedly apologize about the events prior our last performer’s set,” the council told in a tweet following the incident. The USTCASC would like to wholeheartedly apologize about the events prior our last performer’s set. Thank you, UST community, for your endless support and love. We would also like to thank @IVOFSPADES and @TheRansomCMusic for being very understanding about all this mishap. — CASC (@ustcasc) March 9, 2018 In their official statement released Sunday afternoon, the council said they “made sure to have appropriate measures and approved paperwork assuring that the overtime to 10pm was secured and allowed.” On the events of Hangganan: pic.twitter.com/f8HMPPGIwi — CASC (@ustcasc) March 11, 2018 Activities organized by student organizations are allowed by the Office for Student Affairs (OSA) until 9 p.m. only, unless approved for overtime. The grandstand and football field was reserved by the council for the concert and OSA approved the activity from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the University’s Electronic Record of Scheduled Events and Reservation of Venue system, with the concert’s egress from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The program started around 5:30 p.m. but was abruptly cut around 9:30 p.m., three songs into the set of IV of Spades. The band was no longer able to perform their fourth and final song. A fireworks display set to cap off the concert was also cancelled. People present in the venue were told in an announcement to evacuate the football field and University grounds as security personnel barred the entry of students who left the campus following the announcement. No explanation was immediately given or announced during the incident. In their official statement, the Architecture student council clarified that the evacuation order was merely a lapse in choice of words and was not caused by any emergency. “We assure that the safety and security of the people present were NOT in any form of threat or hazard – we apologize for our choice of words during our voice-over announcement that had led to speculations of security concerns,” the statement read further. Students and netizens aired their outrage on social media following the incident, with some blaming the University administration while others slammed the council for supposedly not following University policies on student activities. Faculty of Arts and Letters Student Council President Reymark Simbulan took to Twitter to call on the University to consider the Architecture student council’s efforts in organizing the concert. OYYY @UST1611official LEAVE ARKIWEEK’S CONCERT ALONE ANG HIRAP KAYA MAGORGANIZE NG COLLEGE WEEKS PARA SA MGA ESTUDYANTE If Paskuhan can play until 10pm, why can’t they???? https://t.co/QtvxhqSwt6 — ReyOf☉ (@ReymarkSimbulan) March 9, 2018 The council, however, urged the public not to blame the University administration and staff “whose members were merely following standard operating procedures.” The Ransom Collective, who were supposed to perform after IV of Spades and the final performer for the concert, continued their gig in front of the Beato Angelico Building. LOOK: @TheRansomCMusic performs outside the Beato Angelico Building to continue the Architecture Week’s concert. | Photo courtesy of @bashbatara pic.twitter.com/YRSvWeR2k7 — TomasinoWeb (@TomasinoWeb) March 9, 2018 Nonetheless, the council hopes that the incident “may serve as a lesson to us for future event management, as well as a reminder for us to keep improving and developing as a council.” Comments Related Topics:College of ArchitecturefeaturedIv of spadesoffice for student affairsThe Ransom Collective You may like What’s up with the IV of Spades fever? Marc Henrich Go: Lines and photos Performers express dismay over ‘hurried’ Paskuhan concert News Songco is new Alumni Association president; Tenedero takes chairman post The UST Alumni Association, Inc. elected its resigned president Henry Tenedero as chairman while former student affairs director Evelyn Songco was elected president, taking over Tenedero’s post. 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