Suspension of afternoon classes in UP Diliman today, June 28 2011


*Note: I don’t know if I will benefit from this event. I am supposed to have an MA History class today from 4pm-7pm, but there is still no announcement if it will push through or not. I have filed for under time in my work for today last Friday because of this class, and once I confirm that we won’t have a class, I’ll cancel that.

(Update – I was just informed that graduate classes are not covered by this. Uh oh. I’m off to UP in two hours)

USC Memo: Diliman Student Summit on June 28, 1-5 p.m., School of Economics Auditorium

23 June 2011

TO:      All College Student Councils, Organizations, Fraternities, Sororities, Publications and all iskolar ng bayan

RE:       Diliman Student Summit, June 28, 2011 ,  1 p.m. to 5 p.m, School of Economics Auditorium

Warm greetings of solidarity!

The University Student Council (USC) stands as the highest representative institution of students of the University of the Philippines-Diliman. The USC represents the students within and outside the university and has the proud and historic tradition of active involvement in the struggle to defend the rights and interests of the students and Filipino people.

On June 28, 2011, from 1:00-5:00 p.m., the USC Students’ Rights and Welfare Committee (USC STRAW) in partnership with the League of College Councils(LCC) will be holding the annual Diliman Student Summit (DSS). The DSS is a convocation of students, student councils, organizations and different student formations in the vision of uniting the student body in forwarding their concerns and upholding their rights and interests.

In line with this objective, this year’s Diliman Student Summit will tackle on different issues in UP and in the education sector in general. The proposed agenda for the summit is as follows:

I. Opening Remarks

by Aya Escandor, Head-USC STRAW

II. Solidarity Message

by Prof. Ma. Corazon Jimenez-Tan, UP Diliman Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

III. The State of UP Education: A UP Styemwide Update

by Honorable Ma. Kristina Conti, UP Student Regent 2011-2012

IV. Presentation of the Review Committee: Student Handbook of Rights and Responsibilities as an alternative document to The 2010 Code of Student Conduct

by Jemimah Grace Garcia, Chairperson, University Student Council

V. College Updates: Sharing of college situationers and consolidation of local concerns and demands

by the College Student Councils, USC Vice Chair and LCC Convenor Dan Neil Ramos, and Aya Escandor, Head-USC STRAW

VI. SUMMING UP: The State of Philippine Education

by Vanessa Faye Bolibol, Secretary-General, National Union of Students of the Philippines

VII. Unity and Solidarity Building – drafting of the Youth Agenda for Education (to be forwarded in the congress)

by Jemimah Grace Garcia, Chairperson, USC

VIII. Solidarity March with UP students, officials, faculty and staff


Thus, the USC and LCC would like to invite all iskolar ng bayan to participate in the said activity. This event is only held once a year and the USC and LCC would like to maximize it as a venue for the students to forward their concerns both for the abovementioned institutions and to the administration as well.

We are looking forward to work hand in hand with the students in addressing our concerns and issues. Your cooperation and support will be of valuable position to the fight for the right to education.

We hope for your positive response. Should you have any concerns, you may contact the undersigned.

Thank you!

For the Students and of the Filipino people,

(sgd.)Aya Escandor

Head-USC Students’ Rights and Welfare Committee

University Student Council 2011-2012

(+63) 935-295-03-41

(sgd.)Dan Neil Ramos

Vice-Chairperson, University Student Council 2011-2012

Convenor, League of College Councils

(+63) 915-297-15-64

(sgd.)Jemimah Grace Garcia


University Student Council 2011-2012

(+63) 906-516-91-34

Approved and Recommended by:

Prof. Rommel Rodriguez

Coordinator, Office of Student Activities

University of the Philippines Diliman
Prof. Ma. Corazon J. Tan

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

University of the Philippines – Diliman


USC Memo: Diliman Student Summit on June 28, 1-5 p.m., School of Economics Auditorium

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