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Magna Carta of Students!

Magna Carta of Students!

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FOURTEENTH CONGRESS OF THEREPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINESFirst Regular Session
SENATE
Senate Bill
No.
164
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INTRODUCED BY HON. MANNY VILLAR
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EXPLANATORY NOTE
Section
13,
Article
II
of the
1987
Constitution provides that “The Staterecognizes the vital role
of
the youth in nation-building and shall promote and protecttheir physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being. It shall inculcate inthe youth patriotism, nationalism and encourage their involvement in public and civicaffairs.Consistent with the desired objectives of this constitutional provision, thisMagna Carta for students is being proposed as a means of recognizing andprotecting the rights and welfare
of
the Philippine Studentry.The enactment of the proposed measure will have far reaching significanceconsidering that the future leadersofthis nation will definitely come from the ranks
of
dynamic, progressive and nationalistic students.
 
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FOURTEENTH CONGRESS OF THEREPUBLIC
OF
THE PHILIPPINESFirst Regular Session
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SENATE
Senate Bill No,
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INTRODUCED BY HON. MANNY VILLARAN ACTPROVIDING FOR A MAGNA CARTA OF STUDENTS
Be
it
enacted
by
the Senate and House
of
Representatives
of
the Philippines
in
Congress assembled:SECTION
1.
General Principles.
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The State recognizes the crucial role of(a) The State shall promote the active participation of students in affectingstudents in nation building.
As
such,change, and development in society.(b) The State shall promote and protect the right of all students
to
qualifyeducation at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to make sucheducation accessible to all.(c) The intrinsic value of the student as a person stands above other values.The personal right and dignity of individuals shall be held inviolate; it shalltake precedence over any academic goal set by any school or learninginstitution.(d) The student shall be considered at all times a responsible person. He orshe shall, therefore be encouraged to make informed decisions withrespect to his or her own education and to be involved in school decisionsto the fullest extent possible.(e) The State recognizes the role
of
student councils, publications and other
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organizations
in
he promotion and protection of the students' democraticrights and welfare and in the inculcation of social awareness andresponsibility.Both the freedom to teach and the freedom to learn depend uponopportunities and conditions in the classrooms, on the campus and in thelarger community. The responsibility to provide and maintain generalconditions conducive to learning is shared by all members to theacademic community.
 
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SECTION
2.
Definition
of
Terms.
-As used in this Act:(a) “Student” means any person enrolled in school, even if on leave for thesemester or with minimum course load, pursuing secondary, postsecondary, vocational, technical, tertiary, graduate and post graduatestudies.(b) “Student” means any private, public or government runand fundedacademic institutions offering any or all courses in the above mentionedlevels, and collectively those responsible for its control and operations;(c) “School Campus” means the totality of all contiguous or proximatebuildings, grounds or other facilities designated by the school authoritiesas areas or facilities for the use of its students;
a
school
may
consists ofmore than one campus;(d) “Governing Board” means the highest policy making body
of
the schoolsuch as the Board
of
Directors, Trustees or Regents;(e) “Student CouncillGovernment” means the body representing the wholestudent population in one campus whose officers are annually elected atlarge by the whole student population pursuant to its constitution and bylaws;
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“Council of Leaders” means the body composed of the heads of variousstudent organizations chaired by the PresidenVChairperson of theStudent Council;(9) “Student Publications” means publications managed and published bystudents and autonomous and independent from sectors of the school;(h) “Students Organizations” means an association or group of studentsbonded by common ideals, principles, visions and interests and workingtowards achieving their goals and aspirations;(i) “Instructor” means any person hired by the school to conduct classroomactivities;
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“Tuition” means the fee representing direct costs of instruction, trainingand academically related activities, and the use of school facilities. Theterm “other school fees” refers to fees which cover the necessary costsdirectly supportive of instruction, such as medical and dental, athletic,library, laboratory, student council fees, publication fees, and CitizenArmy Training (CAT) or Citizen Military Training (CMT) fees.SECTION
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Freedom
of
Access
to
Education.
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Under no circumstancesshall a student be denied admission to any school and
of
financial aid, scholarshipand other educational privileges and opportunities because of physical disability,socio-economic status, political belief and affiliation, national origin, ancestry, race,religion sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, and to the extent specifiedby law, age, or veteran status; nor shall pregnant students, reformed convicts anddrug abusers and those suffering from the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromebe discriminated against. Students not allowed to enroll in any school has the rightto appeal such ruling to the appropriate education agency.for learning in the classroom and on the campus shall be provided by the school.Students are free
to
pursue their educational goals; appropriate opportunities

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