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.
For the Students and of the Filipino people,
Head-USC Students’ Rights and Welfare Committee
University Student Council 2011-2012
(sgd.)Dan Neil Ramos
Vice-Chairperson, University Student Council 2011-2012
Convenor, League of College Councils
(sgd.)Jemimah Grace Garcia
University Student Council 2011-2012
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