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Volume 1, Issue

MarchOctober 2011

BINHI
The Official Publication of UPLB College of Agriculture Student Council
SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST:
Establ ishment of CA-SC Announcement and Information Board The First Freshmen Representative Selection First Organization of CA Freshmen Night The Implementation of House Rules in CASC Suggesting to th e C ol ll ege Secretary to create its own FB page Joshua Israel Sumague
Information and Advocacy Committee Head

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE STUDENT COUNCIL AY 2011-2012

Reniel S. Pamplona Chairperson

Saul M. Rojas
Vice Chairperson
|Externals/Volunteer Corps Committee Head

Rhona Garcia
College Representative

Jim Leandro Cano


Secretary General

Publicity Committee Logistics Committee Head Head

Zaireen Febrer

Jayvee Rosal

Fred Arnold Gregorio


Finance Committee Head

Council Members
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

CA-SC AY 20112012 Accomplished Activities 13 College of Agriculture Organizational Logo Future Projects of CA-SC for the 2nd sem AY 20112012 Fund Raising Activity

Melanie Joy Baradi

Kamil Beatrice Bautista

John Christopher Isabedra

Crizena Remo

Angelica Reyes

Freshmen Representatives

Alice Bautista
BS Agriculture

Sabrina Adabelle Tiu


BS Agricultural Biotechnology

Frances Rivera
BS Food Technology

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Establishment of CA-SC Announcements and Information Board


The establishment of the CA-SC Announcements and Information dissemination board was created on March 11, 2011 and served as the first project of the newly elected CA student Council which has the following objectives:
To serve as a "comments and suggestions desk page" for CA students. To develop camaraderie among the CA-SC, CA organization and students belonging to the college of Agriculture. To serve as an avenue where CA Orgs can post their teasers etc To inform the students regarding the Registration procedures, Systemone Registration, Student Loan Board Procedures, Flowchart of Assisted Enlistment procedures, Schedules of Final Exams, and other important academics and non-academics projects. To inform the students regarding the proposals and updates of executed projects of the council.

College of Agriculture Student Council Facebook Page


The UPLB CA Student Council AY 2011-2012 created its own facebook page to serve as media of the council to disseminate information regarding the activities of the College Agriculture. The CASC tapped the use of social media to further its information dissemination drive regarding the activities of the council.

The leader's unending responsibility must be to remove every detour, every barrier to ensure that vision is first clear, then real.
-Jack Welch

Signature campaign for petition to open Sections for GE Subjects last Summer Class 2011
The UPLB CA Student Council AY 2011-2012 helped in the signature campaign for petition to open sections for GE subjects this Summer Class 2011 organized by the UPLB CAS Student Council AY 2011-2012. The signature campaign aims to file a request to the institutes and departments concerned to open sections for GE Subjects last summer class 2011.The CASC tapped the use of social media to further its information dissemination drive regarding the activities of the council. The CASC supported the CASSC in the petition signing for the opening of more sections and classes last Summer 2011. The signature campaign aims to request institutes and departments concerned to open sections for GE Subjects last summer class 2011.

Freshmen Registration Assistance


Freshmen Registration assistance is a tied up project of CA Student Council, together with its partner organizations (CSA, LABS, HORTSOC, PSS, UPHILSAMS, ENTOMSOC and PAFT Inc.-Beta), Buklod UPLB and CAS Student Council AY 2011-2012 held at the Student Union building on May 3-12, 2011. This is a one week activity which aims to assist the New Iskolars Para sa Bayan on their registration procedures by providing them pamphlets and guides which can also help them extend their knowledge regarding the basic information about the University.

Freshmen Registration Assistance

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On the 7th day of June 2011, UPLB campus tour was held to facilitate the freshmen students to explore UPLB with the help of volunteers from different organizations. This activity aims to inform the students about some of the information and description regarding the buildings including in their route. The CA student council served as Marshalls in this event.

Campus tour 2011

CA College Freshmen Orientation


The CA Student Council AY 2011-2012 together with the College of Agriculture Executive Committee (CA EXECOM) organized the traditional CA College Freshmen Orientation to all New Freshmen under CA which was held on the 8th day of June 2011. It aims to welcome our Bagong Iskolars para sa Bayan as they start their quest in UPLB.

1st Freshmen Representative selection


The UPLB CA Student Council AY 2011-2012 institutionalized the Freshmen Representative Selection for the first time since the student council was founded 1910. Bloc representatives from the different blocs of courses from CA have been the candidate for the Freshmen Representative Selection. The Freshmen Representatives for AY 2011-2012 are Sabrina Adabelle Tiu for BS Agricultural Biotechnology, Alice Bautista for BS Agriculture and Frances Rivera for BS Food Technology

1st Organization of CA Freshmen Night


In line with the celebration of the 101st Founding Anniversary of the College of Agriculture Student Council, the CA Student Council AY 2011-2012 held its first ever FRESHMAN NIGHT last July 7, 2011 at the Seniors Social Garden. This project was conceptualized to create camaraderie and friendship among and between the New Freshmen, CA Student Council and CA-based student organizations. There are approximately 300 CA students including CA organizations who attended in this activity.

Freshmen Representatives

CA Student Council AY. 2011-2012

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Rizal Lecture Series together with the Department of Social Science, CEM-SC and CAS-SC
The UPLB CA Student Council AY 2011-2012 had a tiedup activity with the Department of Social Science in partnership with the Office of the Chancellor, CAS Student Council AY 20112012, CEM Student Council AY 2011-2012 and BUKLOD-UPLB entitled "RIZAL LECTURE SERIES The Philippine Education In The Next 100 Years" last July 25, 2011. The Guest Speaker was Dr. Dina Ocampo, Ph.d. Dr. Ocampo is the current Dean of the College of Education in UP Diliman.

Inside the DL. Umali Hall

Photocopy Machine in Agronomy


This was pursued by the CA student council in order for the students and professors to have their lessons be photocopied easier rather than going through other buildings where photocopying is possible. The photocopy machine has been set up in the Agronomy building but however, no one operates the machine.

STFAP Volunteer training


The UPLB CA Student Council AY 2011-2012 participated in the STFAP Volunteers training spearheaded by the Student Financial Assistance Division (SFAD) of the Office of the Student Affairs. This aims to assist the SFAD in processing STFAP documents and procedures.

Participation in Varsity Issue


The UPLB CA Student Council AY 2011-2012 responded on the call of our Chancellor on his request to give insights on his new scheme of the Universitys sports program. The CA-SC strongly opposed the proposal of the new scheme of the Universitys sports program because of the following points: The proposal didnt undergone tedious information dissemination of the administrations plan for the sports program especially to the persons (DHK Chair, varsity players and coaches) affected by the said plan. The proposal did not undergo a diplomatic process of making policies here in the university. The administration didnt consult the DHK Chair varsity players and coaches regarding this scheme. The c o ine d term varsity is important to the current members of the students in the varsity program because of its privileges (like varsity excuse slips) to be called as representative of the university in tournament (e.g. SCUAA). There is no conflict with the students (as per consulted by the CA-SC) specially in the student organizations of CA the right to prioritize the UPLB Varsity Team in the sports facilities within the campus.

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Suggesting to the College Secretary to create its Own Facebook page


During the CA SC AY 2011-2012 Oath taking held on the 28th day of March 2011, the College of Agriculture Student Council suggested the college secretary to create its own Facebook page where all CA students will be required to join. This would serves as an information dissemination page for CA students which would come directly from our College secretary or any assigned staff to operate the page.

Punto
The UPLB CA Student Council AY 2011-2012 supported Punto which is a campaign organized by BUKLOD-UPLB to conducted a series of interviews with the nominees for the UPLB Chancellor position as we aim to bridge their thoughts towards the students regarding campus and national issues. The campaign firmly believes that despite the absence of capacity of the studentry to cast a vote on the said process of selection, Iskolars para sa Bayan, as the prime stakeholders of the university, still need to be aware, involved, and consulted.

Takbo para sa Men's Dorm


The UPLB CA Student Council AY 20112012 has tied up with BUKLOD-UPLB and 24 other student organizations in a project called Takbo para sa Mens Dorm. The project was able to raise 14K and is currently in the process of providing maintenance to Mens Dorm.

Tulungan para sa Bayan ni Juan in cooperation with CHE-SC


The CA STUDENT COUNCIL AY 2011-2012, and the CHE STUDENT COUNCIL AY 2011-2012, together with the other organizations (the HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, UP HESS, STP, PAN, Parish Youth Ministry and the Philippine Army Youth Dependent Club) organized an Outreach Program entitled TULUNGAN PARA SA BAYANNIJUAN" last June 4, 2011 in Bay, Laguna. This project aims to extend our help to the people having malnutrition problems. According to CHE-SC Chair Alelie Jean Tolentino, the Tulungan Para sa Bayanijuans objective is not just to institute self-sufficiency to the residents but also to raise socioenvironmental awareness of the people. Also, the outreach program aims to boost the spirit of volunteerism, especially of the youth, and mobilize them to become proactive citizens.

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Reform the Code Movement sa CRSRS


Reform the code movement is a UP system wide campaign to propose amendments on the Codified Rules for Student Regent Selection (CRSRS). The UPLB CA Student Council AY 2011-2012 propose the following amendments. 1. Inclusion of a minimum academic standing for all Student Regent Nominees to ensure the protection of the Office of the Student Regent (OSR). 2. The exclusion of roles and responsibilities of the Katipunan ng mga Sangguniang Magaaral sa UP (KASAMA sa UP) in the CRSRS. 3. The restructuring the selection process of the SR wherein each SC shall be entitled to one vote.

CA Vol Corps
The UPLB CA Student Council AY 2011-2012 institutionalized the CA Volunteer Corps. Last April 2011. No one came on our invitation to become part of the CA-SC Volunteer Corps.

Participation in the Student Legislative Chamber


The UPLB CA Student Council AY 2011-2012 actively participating in the Student Legislative Chamber (SLC). SLC is the highest policy making body of the student councils in UPLB. It is compose of different student councils in UPLB and the University Student Council Chairperson serve as the president of SLC.

CASC CHAIRPERSON RECEIVES VOTING POWER IN CA EXECOM


The Dean of CA issued a memorandum to officially make the CA-SC Chairperson as the representative of the student in the CA Executive Committee (CA-EXECOM). CA EXECOM is the highest policy making body in CA and is compose of the different cluster directors of CA where the Dean of CA serve as the president.

Fund Raising Activity


Bote Drive RummageJuly 30, 2011 UPLB Bahay Kubo Shirts 1st wave 4th week of July 2nd wave- 2nd week of august 3rd wave 3rd week of august

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Implementation of House Rules in CASC


This includes the implementation of attendance during CA-SC Meetings/ Activity, giving of excuse letter whenever a council member is unable to attend the meeting, the criterion of considering excused and unexcused absences, execution of org assignment in each council member and council assignment to utilize each members capability.

Regular council meeting


As agreed upon in the first CASC meeting last March 25, 2011, the CA council meeting should be held every Monday at exactly 5:15 in the afternoon. A Council member is considered late if he/she arrives after 15 minutes after the start of the meeting. A late Council member will have 2 push-ups or 2 pumping for every minute that passed after 15 minutes after the call time. A Council member is considered absent if he/she does not show up during the first 45 minutes of the meeting. Deliberation about the classification of absences as excused absences or unexcused absences should last less than 5 minutes. Excused absences include situations in which the absent Council member is sick (which needs a medical certificate) or when his/her class has been extended. Punishment should be imposed based on the degree of offense prior to the house rules implemented on the same day of meeting.

Reniel Pamplona presiding the meeting

CSL of CA organizations
The CSL of the College of Agriculture organizations is being held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. This aims to discuss issues regarding the college and university, to inform the representative head of the organizations regarding the plans of CASC, the updates of the councils activities and to gather information and suggestions from them for the goodness and success of the our college.

13 CA organizations logo

College of Agiculture Student Council Official Logo

Future Projects
1. CApehan an open forum with the Dean and the students 2. Drafting of CA-SC Constitution-making a CA SC Constitution to fortify its establishment as astudent council and will serve as the guide of the for the next terms. 3. Sem Ender Party- to give a sem ender party to all CA students after a long and tedious and painful but happy semester. 4. Meeting de Avance-to serve as an avenue to all Iskolars para sa Bayan of CA to know the platforms of the next candidates for the CA-SC 5. Faculty Follies Screening 6. Re-Establishment of BINHI The Official Newsletter of the CA Student Council since 1910 to make the student aware of the projects of the student council and to uphold transparency .