SSC Holds Its Sixth Session
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The University of San Carlos – Supreme Student Council (USC-SSC) held its sixth regular session last Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at the Downtown Campus to pass, update and deliberate on new and previous resolutions and proposals for the academic year 2018-2019. The session was presided over by President Johanna Veloso and Vice-President Ejay Co. 15 councilors were present during the meeting.
The council’s agenda on hand was to discuss and approve the reports of its committees, deliberate on proposed resolutions and wrap up the session with a discussion on other matters.
The Finance Committee highlighted its success in the distribution of the budget for “GSCOPE” and “Bakwit School” and asked for updates regarding the fund allotted to the 2018 Carolinian Summit and other events. The Extra-curricular Committee presented its update on their ongoing donation collection drive for Naga landslide victims. After quick discussions, the body adopted the reports from both committees along with those of the Complaints, Grievances and Investigation (CGI) Committee, Spiritual Committee, Public Relations Committee and the Sociocultural Committee.
Starting off their discussion regarding pending resolutions, the body first tackled the “Carolinian Wiki” project proposed by Hon. Ibiza Vercede. The project aims to assist the Carolinians through the creation of Google Classrooms that will serve as avenues for student-teacher collaboration and sources for study materials. The body chose to pass the resolution after clarifying on some concerns.
The body then moved on to discuss the second resolution, the “Adopt-a-Barangay Program,” proposed by Hon. Veronica Bentulan. Its objective is to address the problems faced by chosen barangays through specifically planned and designed programs. The body had disagreements over the details of the project’s rollout but later passed the resolution.
As proposed by Hon. Marianna Lizares, the third resolution deliberated was entitled “Adulting 101.” It aims to promote maturity and independence in students through a week-long event that will provide easy access to government and corporate offices through satellites as well as through administering activities and events that will cultivate self-development and growth. The council adopted the resolution.
Lastly, Hon. James Cabalhug elaborated his proposal for an eighth Warriors’ Fun Run. In addition to promoting school pride, camaraderie and students’ health, the activity expects to raise the necessary funds to cover the tuition fee of a chosen scholar. Disagreement arose from concerns over the source of the proposed activity’s preliminary funds and intended results.
Hon. Ejay Co asserted that the fun run is not feasible due to time constraints and that it posed a potential financial burden to the council that would be disproportionate to its expected results. Cabalhug responded that the council would still be able to successfully organize the event on time and that one member of the school’s administration approved to allocate funds to the proposed event. After further argumentation, the majority decided to decline the resolution.
The body concluded the session with updates on both concluded and upcoming projects as well as prospective external partners for future endeavors.