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KIVM Memo No. 2014-002 DATE: January 8, 2014 TO: ALL UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE STUDENT COUNCILS RE: CLARIFICATIONS REGARDING THE 37
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF STUDENT COUNCILS
Dear fellow student leaders, Warmest greetings of solidarity! It has been recently announced that the Office of the Student Regent (OSR) will convene the
General Assembly of Student Councils (GASC)
to the 26
of January 2014
for Academic Year 2013-2014 at the
University of the Philippines Mindanao
, Mintal, Davao City. The OSR would like to clarify some things with regard to the GASC since it has come to our attention that some SC officers and students in different social media platforms have made misleading statements and cast aspersions upon the GASC.
Mindanao being the venue.
The last GASC which was held in Mindanao happened during the selection of Former SR Ma. Kristina Conti. Since then, most GASCs have been conducted in Luzon (once in Diliman and twice in Los Banos) while there have been two in Miag-ao (UP Visayas). The Office believes that it is but time for us to revisit our campus in Mintal, Davao City, once again. As practiced, we hold our General Assemblies around the Philippines so that our student leaders could have an idea of what is happening in our different constituent units. During the terms of SR Conti and SR Arguelles, the GASCs were conducted in Luzon and Visayas. The Office deems it appropriate to hold this one in Mindanao so that we could all have an overview of the issues being faced by our fellow Iskolar ng Bayan and other kababayans in the said area.
The 30-day rule.
As far as the Office is concerned, the “30
day rule” being stated by some
members of the student councils was part of the House Rules of the former GASC 2012-2013. We did our best to meet this standard, but logistical complication made it impractical to release the GASC memo earlier. I personally would like to apologize if there are some who find this notice short of time and for whatever inconvenience this may be causing you. Albeit, the given date becomes crucial especially because we would like to present the resolutions we shall come up with on the upcoming meeting of the Board of Regents scheduled on the 30
. To note, the collated demands which came from the Tindog Network of Yolanda survivors was not discussed during last BOR Meet and we hope to unite with other Student Councils in forwarding this cause to the Administration and in pressuring them, the earliest possible time, to take a stand and