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Magna Carta of Student

Magna Carta of Student

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2526Republicof the PhilippinesHouseof RepresentativesQuezonCityFOURTEENTHONGRESSSecondRegularSessionHOUSEBILL NO
(lnsubstitutionf HouseBill Nos.332,2520 nd 2584)
Introducedby Reps.Edcel G.Lagman,Rufus B. Rodriguezand Ana TheresiaHontiveros-Baraquel
AN ACTPROVIDINGORA MAGNACARTAOFSTUDENTSBe itenactedbythe Senafeand Houseof Representativesf thePhilippinesnCongressassemb/ed
Section.ThisActshall eknowns heMagnaartaf Students."Sec.2.Declarationof Policy.-TheState:Declarestscommitmentoprotectndpromotehe rightsand welfarefFilipinotudentsnaccordanceithseveral nternationaluman ightsagreements,ncludinghe InternationalConventionnCiviland Politicalights,nternationalonventionn Economicnd SocialRights,heUniversal eclarationn HumanRights,nternationalonventionn the RightsftheChild,nd heConventionn heEliminationfAll Formsf DiscriminationgainstWomen;Declarestscommitmentoprotectndpromotehephysical,ental,piritual,ntellectualndsocialell-beingf heyouth;Declarestscommitmentopromotehe rights f allcitizensegardlessf sexual rientation,creed,ocio-economictatus,hysicalondition,oliticalndeligiouseliefsr affiliation;Declarestscommitmentoprotectandpromotehe rightsof studentso enable hemtoparticipatectivelyndeffectivelynthedemocraticrocessesf effectingrogressivenddevelopmentalhangesnsociety;Recognizeshateducationsa rightndas suchtcanonlybe exercisedndenjoyedully n aclimatewherehe rightsand welfareof students ndyoungFilipinosrepromotedndprotected;Acknowledgeshateducations an mportantnstitutionnensuringhatall Filipinosreable oparticipateully nnation-buildingnd hesociety ndninculcatingatriotismndnationalism,criticalndcreativehinking,ndvaluesecessaryopromoteivil iberties,uman ightsndfundamentalreedoms;Affirmshatstudentsavehe righto meaningfularticipationndecision-makingrocessesinsidendoutsideducationalnstitutions,speciallynthe crafting nd ormulationfpolicesaffectingtudents,nd hepromotionf this right san integralartof the nation'semocraticprocesses;
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2I(h)Affirmshat he undamentalighto expressionf students,ndsuch ighthall e unabridged2andautonomousromhenfluencesfeducationalnstitutions;and3(i)Affirmshe students'ighto organize, hichencompassesherighto establish tudent4organizations,tudentnions, ndstudentouncilsndgovernments.6Sec. 3. Guiding Principles.ThisActdeclaresheollowings basicguidingrinciples:78(a)Theformaleducational ystembeing heprincipalnstitutional echanismor imparting9 knowledgend developingkillsshall begiven priorityattention nd supportby thel0government.1l(b)Educations a rightand not a mereprivilege.t istherefore heresponsibilityf the12Stateoprovideualityducationccessibleo all.13(c)Student rganizationsnhanceemocraticrocessesn the campus.Membership ndl-+activeparticipationnstudentorganizations,lliancesndfederations hichpromote15andprotecttudents' ightsnd welfareand/or ontributeonationalevelopment hall16beguaranteedy the Stateand school uthorities.17(d)Studentorganizationshallnotbe subject o rulesand regulationshat undulyhamper 18theiractivitiesnd areprejudicialo theirobjectives nd nterests.19(e)Studentcouncils/governmentseinghemost representativef the studentry nd the20 highestxpressionf studentoweron the campus hallhaveherightoparticipatenl1the ormulationf schoolpoliciesirectlyffecting tudents.22(0Studentpublicationshallserve as theprincipalmedium for free expression,23disseminationf information,ndinteractionmong the differentsectors of the24academicommunity.25(g)Withtheirdemocratic ightsguaranteed,tudentsanserveasapotentand cogent26 forcen thecountry' ationalistocialransformation.2728SEC.4. DefinitionofTerms.AsusednthisAct,heollowingermsshallmean:?.930(a)Student"anypersonenrolled nschoolnthe secondary,ostsecondary, ertiary,3lgraduateandpostgraduatencludinghose enrolled in vocational and technical32education.33(b)"School"anyprivate,publicorgovernment-runndfundedacademiceducational34 institutionffering nyor all courses nhe above-mentionedevels.35(c)"SchoolCampus"thetotalityofall contiguous rproximateuildings,roundsand36other acilitiesesignatedy the schoolauthorities s areas orfacilitiesorthe use of37theirstudents.38(d)"Governingoard"the highestpolicymakingbody of the schoolsuch as: Boardof39 Directors,rusteesor Regents.40(e)"StudentCouncil/Government"the body epresentinghewholestudentopulation4lin oneschoolorschool ampuswhoseofficers re annually lected t largeby the42wholestudentopulationursuanto itsconstitutionndby-laws,fany.43(f)"CouncilfLeaders"the bodycomposedf theheadsofvarioustudent44organizationshaired ythePresident/Chairmanf the StudentCouncil.45(g)"Tuitionee"The eerepresentingirect ostsof instructions,raining nd other46relatedactivities,ndthe use ofschoolacilities. heterm"otherschool ees" refers o47fees whichcoverother necessarycosts supportive f instruction,ncludingutnot48limitedo medicaland dental,athletic,ibrary, aboratory,nd NationalStudentTraining49ProgramNSTP)ees.
 
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12CHAPTER I3RIGHTTOADMISSION,ON.DISCRIMINATIONNDQUALITYEDUCATION45SEC.5. Admissionand Non-Discriminationa)No student hallbe deniedadmission,6 expelled romaneducationalnstitution,unishedwithdisciplinary ction, ncludingmandatory7 counseling,r deniedwelfareervices,cholarshipsnd otherprivilegesn the basisof his/her8physicalhandicap,socio-economictatus,politicalor religiousbeliefs, orshallpregnant9studentsndcertifiedeformedrugabuserse discriminatedgainst.1011Failureoforrefusalbya studento sign waiverdocumentspreparedby the school12 administrationhallnotconstitutegroundor his/her on-admission.l311Astudentshall havehe righto freelychoosehis/her ieldof studysubjecto existing15curriculando continueis/herourseuptograduationxcept ncase of academiceficiency16orviolationf disciplinaryegulationshichdonot nfringepon heexercise f students' ights.1718SEC. 6. RighttoCompetentlnstructionand RelevantQualityEducation.-Every19studentshall havehe righto competentnstructionndqualityeducation elevanto his/herl0personalnd culturalevelopmentnd hatof thenation,ndcommensurateo the school ees11paid,andforstate institutions,ublicsubsidiesranted.Toachieve hisgoal,schoolsand22 educationalnstitutionsrerequiredo enforceawrittenevaluationof theperformancef23teachersy studentst the endof the schoolerm.)125Thereshallbe at leastone student epresentativenthe body or committeewhich26screens ncomingacultymembers.He/sheor they shallbe regularlylectedand endorsedy27theStudentCouncilo theschoolofficialuthorizedoappoint he membersof the screening28bodyor committee.2930Studentshall havethe rightomake a writtenevaluation f theperformancef their3lteachersowardhe endof theschool erm.33SEC. 7. Righto AdequateWelfareSeruicesand Academic Facilities.-ltshallbe the3.1 responsibilityfthe schooladministrationoprovidehe studentswithadequatewelfare35servicesnd academicacilitiesommensurateo the school eespaid,and or StateColleges36 andUniversities,ublicubsidiesranted.
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42Denialof accessoadequatewelfareservices nd academic acilitieshallbeprohibited.43Theseservicesnd acilitieshall ncludehe ollowing:4445(a)Freeannualphysicalheck-upothe students;46(b)Legalassistancencases nvolvingheexerciseandenjoyment f rightsandfreedoms47stipulatedn thisAct;48(c)Counseling;49(d)Adequateaboratory,ibrary,esearch,ecreationndphysicalducationacilities;

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