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Safety first! UP postpones UPCAT 2019 over ‘Ompong’

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The University of the Philippines has postponed the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT) scheduled on September 15 and 16 due to the possible risks that may be caused by a potential super typhoon.

In a statement Wednesday (September 12), UP said the decision to postpone the UPCAT was based on consultation with UP System officials and weather experts on “Ompong,” which will be the local name of the typhoon with the international name “Mangkhut.”

UP said “Ompong” is forecast to have an impact on Northern Luzon and Western Visayas.

The university also considered the “nationwide scope of the exam that entails synchronized travel arrangements among others which pose undue risks to both UPCAT examinees and UPCAT personnel.”

UP said it will announce a new date for UPCAT as soon as possible and provide instructions to all examinees.