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Student demands hasten Ninings return to campus

by Allianah Junnice Bolotaulo | February 24, 2023

After almost three years since leaving Silliman University due to the pandemic, the Ninings returned last Feb. 1, to sell their meals and snacks for students in their kiosks. 

Through a survey conducted by the Silliman University Student Government Students’ Rights and Welfare Committee (SUSG STRAW), the students’ call to bring the Ninings back was heard. 

According to Bianca Joyce Flores, STRAW Committee Chairperson, over 746 Sillimanians answered the survey labeled “Silliman Stance 2.” 

She said that about 99.9 percent of the respondents were in favor of bringing back the Ninings

“This justifies that there is a need for them to be back on campus due to the demands,” she said.

The survey results were sent to Vice President for Development, Enterprise, and External Affairs (VPD) Jane Annette Belarmino as backup data for the request.

Several of the cooks said that they were happy when the university administration approved their return. They said that they would be able to earn money again through the service that they provide.

The Ninings are now located near the Shaw Memorial Swimming Pool where they operate in their newly-built kiosks. 

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