STUDENT COUNCIL ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES

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April 30, 2012 STUDENT COUNCILS/ POLITICAL PARTIES Higher Education Institutions Philippines Dear fellow student leaders, Dayon, Bai! The Student Council Alliance of the Philippines [The Alliance] is the largest student council and student political party formation in the country representing more than 150 campuses and 30 chapters nationwide. This June 1-3, 2012, The Alliance is holding its 8th National Congress in Cebu City, hosted by the Supreme Student Councils of the University of San Jose-Recoletos and University of Cebu-METC. The Congress, held only every two years, is a cultural, political and ideological gathering of more than 300 student councils and student political parties from all over the country wherein delegates share experiences, expertise and challenges inside and outside of their respective schools. With this year’s theme “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains!”: Moving the Progressive Youth Agenda Forward, the Congress will feature trainings on Transparency and Accountability: Financial Management 101 and Beyond Concerts and Charities: Making the Student Council Responsive to Students and the Youth in General. As hosts, the Supreme Student Councils of the University of San Jose-Recoletos and the University of Cebu-METC are extending their official invitation to your student organization towards taking part in this momentous event. For your perusal, the program and confirmation form for delegates are also attached with this letter. To help defray the costs of the Congress, a registration fee of PhP 2,500.00 (will cover meals, lodging, and kits) per delegate shall be collected upon confirmation. The deadline of confirmation is on May 20, 2012 at 12:00 NN. For queries, you may contact Migs Angeles through 0915-783-4937 or you may e-mail us at scap.neb@gmail.com. We hope to see you in the Queen City of the South! For student empowerment, GIBBY B. GORRES National Secretary-General Student Council Alliance of the Philippines; Philippines; Sectoral Representative National Anti-Poverty Commission GIO TINGSON National Chairperson Student Council Alliance of the Commissioner-at-Large National Youth Commission

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STUDENT COUNCIL ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
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#34-D Matulungin St., Brgy. Central, Quezon City 1100 Member – Young Progressives Southeast Asia Observer – International Union of Socialist Youth

Office of the President PROVISIONAL PROGRAM

Office of the President

8th NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE STUDENT COUNCIL ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES Cebu City, Philippines June 1-3, 2012 “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains”: Moving the progressive youth agenda forward June 1, 2012 Cebu City Hall WELCOME DINNER 14:00 – 16:00 Check-In @ Hotel 16:00 – 16:30 Travel to Cebu City Hall 16:30 – 17:30 Registration and Assembly 17:30 – 18:15 National Anthem Welcome Remarks HON. MICHAEL RAMA Mayor, City of Cebu Formal Opening of the 8th National Congress COMM. GIO TINGSON National Chairperson, SCAP Comm.-at-Large, National Youth Commission MARMIE DYAN DENIEGA President, Supreme Student Council University of San Jose-Recoletos 18:15 – 19:15 Keynote Address H.E. BENIGNO SIMEON AQUINO III (invited) President Republic of the Philippines
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STUDENT COUNCIL ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
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#34-D Matulungin St., Brgy. Central, Quezon City 1100 Member – Young Progressives Southeast Asia Observer – International Union of Socialist Youth

19:15 – 19:45 Basuraskwela Ceremonies 19:45 – 20:30 Welcome Dinner 20:30 – 21:00 Solidarity Messages Cultural Performance CEBU DANCE COMPANY 21:00 – 21:15 Review of Congress Agenda RACHELLE MIRANDA President, University Student Council Bicol University 21:15 – 21:30 Travel to Hotel June 2, 2012 University of Cebu – METC IDEOLOGICAL AND GENDER CONFERENCE 7:00 – 7:30 Travel to UC-METC 7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast, Registration and Assembly 8:30 – 8:45 Welcome Remarks GLOSUVEL REQUINA President, Supreme Student Council University of Cebu - METC 9:15 – 10:30 Political Tents: Union of Catholic Student Councils Bukluran UP System Association of Local Colleges and Universities 10:30 – 12:00 Review of Constitution and By-Laws, Congress Resolutions
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STUDENT COUNCIL ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
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#34-D Matulungin St., Brgy. Central, Quezon City 1100 Member – Young Progressives Southeast Asia Observer – International Union of Socialist Youth

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Press Conference 13:00 – 15:00 Usapang Sekswalidad: Gender and the Student Council MR. BOY ABUNDA (invited) TV Personality 15:00 – 16:30 (Workshop 1) Transparency and Accountability: Financial Management 101 16:30 – 18:00 Ideological Tents: Social Security Agenda, Socialist Feminism, Social Democracy and the Student Movement ERNEST CALAYAG President, Bukluran UP System 18:00 – 19:00 Education Reform Platform Workshop JANA CABUHAT President, University Student Government De La Salle University - Manila 18:00 – 19:00 Dinner and Travel to Hotel June 3, 2012 University of San Jose – Recoletos DEMOCRACY CONFERENCE 7:00 – 7:30 Travel to USJR 7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast and Assembly 8:30 – 10:30 Institutionalizing Reforms, Reforming Institutions MS. RISA HONTIVEROS Spokesperson, Akbayan Party 10:30 – 12:00 (workshop 2) Beyond Concerts and Charities: Making the Student Council Responsive to Students and the Youth in General
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STUDENT COUNCIL ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
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#34-D Matulungin St., Brgy. Central, Quezon City 1100 Member – Young Progressives Southeast Asia Observer – International Union of Socialist Youth

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch 13:00 – 15:00 Elections and Oath-taking 15:00 – 16:30 Committee Planning 16:30 – 17:00 Moving the Progressive Youth Agenda Forward for 2012-14 Formal Closing of the 8th National Congress SCAP Chairperson-elect SCAP National Secretary-General-elect

CONFIRMATION PROCESS SCAP 8th NATIONAL CONGRESS Cebu City, Philippines June 1-3, 2012 “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains”: Moving the progressive youth agenda forward

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STUDENT COUNCIL ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
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#34-D Matulungin St., Brgy. Central, Quezon City 1100 Member – Young Progressives Southeast Asia Observer – International Union of Socialist Youth

Dear fellow student leaders, Dayon, bai! Please be advised of the process for confirmation to the 8th National Congress of the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines this June 1-3, 2012 in Cebu City, Philippines. • • • • Delegates should be elected or appointed members of a student council or student political party for Academic Year 2012-13. There is no maximum number of delegates per organization. Delegates should fill out the CONFIRMATION FORM FOR DELEGATION. The accomplished form should be e-mailed to the National Secretariat (scap.neb@gmail.com) on or before 12:00 NN of May 20, 2012. A non-refundable registration fee of PhP 2,500.00 per delegate shall be collected UPON confirmation. The registration fee can be deposited to BPI Account Number 1991-0069-97 (Account Name: Center for Youth Advocacy and Networking, Inc.). A scanned copy of the deposit slip shall be emailed to the National Secretariat together with the confirmation form. The registration fee will include meals, lodging and kits for the participants. Early bird registration fee (non-refundable) of PhP 2,000.00 is pegged for delegates confirming on or before 3:00 PM of May 15, 2012. Official receipts (BIR-registered) for the registration fee shall be issued upon registration at the Congress venue. Delegates can apply for travel reimbursement by submitting the TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT FORM (download: http://www.scribd.com/doc/91621925/Travel-Reimbursement-Form-SCAP-8thCongress) to the National Secretariat on or before 12:00 NN of May 15, 2012. This, however, does not guarantee reimbursement as the grants are subject to The Alliance’s availability of funds and needs of applicants. Applicants from organizations who have not yet filed their CONFIRMATION FORM FOR DELEGATION together with the bank deposit slip for registration fee will not be entertained. For immediate concerns, you may contact us through +63917-362-7480.

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We are looking forward to seeing you in the Queen City of the South! CONFIRMATION FORM FOR DELEGATION1 8th NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE STUDENT COUNCIL ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES Cebu City, Philippines June 1-3, 2012
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SCAP National Secretariat

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STUDENT COUNCIL ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
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#34-D Matulungin St., Brgy. Central, Quezon City 1100 Member – Young Progressives Southeast Asia Observer – International Union of Socialist Youth

Please fill-out the form below: Name/s of Delegate/s2: HoD4 Has/have the delegate/s worked with SCAP in the past (pls tick)? Name of Organization Being Represented5: Has the organization worked with SCAP in the past (pls tick)? Name and Address of Institution: Head of Mobile Number: Delegation Contact Details: Prospected Date and Time of Arrival to Cebu City: Mode of Transportation: (plane8, bus, ferry, N/A) YES NO Please specify type of organization6: YES NO Please specify type of institution7: Gend er3 Position in the Organization

E-Mail Address:

Prospected Date and Time of Departure from Cebu City: Mode of Transportation: (plane, bus, ferry, N/A)

Please e-mail this confirmation form to the SCAP National Secretariat (scap.neb@gmail.com) on or before 12:00 NN of May 20, 2012 together with the scanned copy of the registration fee bank deposit slip. SCAP National Secretariat

CALL FOR CONGRESS RESOLUTIONS
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Please add more rows if necessary. Delegation should observe progressive gender recognition and gender quota (at least 30% women). 4 Please place the head of delegation (HoD) first. The HOD shall serve as the contact person of the delegation. 5 A group of delegation can only represent one organization (one student council or one student political party). Multiple representation is not allowed. 6 Types of organizations: university student council/government, college-based student council, system/federationwide student council/government, or student political party. 7 Types of institution: state university or college, local college or university, private and sectarian, private and nonsectarian. 8 Due to the fervent campaign of The Alliance for labor rights, we urge all our delegates to refrain from booking via Philippine Airlines or its sister company Air Philippines. tel. (+632) 435-82-27 www.scapnational.wordpress.com scap.neb@gmail.com

STUDENT COUNCIL ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
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#34-D Matulungin St., Brgy. Central, Quezon City 1100 Member – Young Progressives Southeast Asia Observer – International Union of Socialist Youth

What are Congress Resolutions? Congress Resolutions are political statements that The Alliance, though the National Congress, will adopt. The resolutions can be a call for action, a call for position, or support/condemnation with regards to a certain issue, personality, house or senate bill, or local campaign. Who can sponsor a Congress Resolution? Aside from the National Secretariat and any member of the National Executive Board, any delegation can sponsor a resolution that will be presented to the National Congress. How important and effective are Congress Resolutions? A Congress Resolution is important because awareness and position on national and local issues are being disseminated to student councils and student political parties all over the country. The adoption of the resolution reaffirms the relevance of The Alliance with regards to the society at large. A Congress Resolution is effective because its adoption enables the rest of the student councils and student political parties to act in solidarity with the issue or position being proposed. How does one file a Congress Resolution? In order to facilitate the adoption of Congress Resolutions, the sponsors should submit their proposals to the National Secretariat (scap.neb@gmail.com) on or before 12:00 NN of May 25, 2012 by filing the PROPOSED CONGRESS RESOLUTION FORM. There is no maximum number of proposed resolutions per delegation. The proposals shall be collated and distributed electronically to all delegation by May 26, 2012. During the National Congress, the sponsoring delegation or its head of delegation will formally present the proposed resolution for discussion and decision of the National Congress.

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STUDENT COUNCIL ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
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#34-D Matulungin St., Brgy. Central, Quezon City 1100 Member – Young Progressives Southeast Asia Observer – International Union of Socialist Youth

PROPOSED CONGRESS RESOLUTION FORM9 Resolution # (to be filled out by the National Secretariat): Sponsoring Organization:

Complete Title of the Resolution: Complete Text of the Resolution:

SAMPLE CONGRESS RESOLUTION
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The sponsoring organization may attach additional documents, if any, to support the proposed resolution.
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STUDENT COUNCIL ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
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#34-D Matulungin St., Brgy. Central, Quezon City 1100 Member – Young Progressives Southeast Asia Observer – International Union of Socialist Youth

Resolution # (to be filled out by the National Secretariat):

Sponsoring Organization: College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Student Council – University of the Philippines (Diliman)

8-12-01 Complete Title of the Resolution: RESOLUTION URGING THE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED SENATE RESOULTION NO. 488 Complete Text of the Resolution: WHEREAS, the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines is a formation of student councils, political parties, organizations and young leaders in the country with member-schools in more than 60 provinces and 100 cities nationwide. WHEREAS, the Alliance also commits itself to actively strive for progressive and positive change within the society in which it exists. WHEREAS, the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines stipulates that it is the responsibility of the State to “protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels, and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all.” WHEREAS, the Alliance believes that the unabated rise of the costs of education has greatly diminished the ability of the common Filipino to enjoy this right. WHEREAS, several tertiary education institutions have undertaken hikes in their tuition fees and/or raised funds from the charging of miscellaneous fees, with the latter falling outside the purview of the Commission on Higher Education. WHEREAS, the Alliance believes that the inability of concerned government agencies to prevent unreasonable, excessive and unjust increases in tuition and other fees of tertiary education institutions has greatly impaired access to relevant and quality education and is tantamount to a denial of a basic social citizenship right. WHEREAS, the Alliance believes that CHED and/or other government agencies must be empowered by further legislation to protect Filipino students from unwarranted and abusive hikes of not only tuition fees, but also of miscellaneous and other fees. WHEREAS, the Alliance believes that it is in the best interest of the student sector for concerned agencies and institutions to look into the matter of miscellaneous fees charged by schools, with the view of rationalizing and itemizing allowable fees. WHEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS IT IS RESOLVED, that the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines strongly supports the adoption of Proposed Senate Resolution No. 488, urging pertinent Senate Committees to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the reported increases of miscellaneous fees imposed by some colleges and universities, which add to the burden of high tuition costs, with the end in view of rationalizing and itemizing allowable

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STUDENT COUNCIL ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
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#34-D Matulungin St., Brgy. Central, Quezon City 1100 Member – Young Progressives Southeast Asia Observer – International Union of Socialist Youth

miscellaneous charges in the interest of transparency. (attached: Senate Resolution 488, collated report on dubious miscellaneous fees, CHED mandate)

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