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USC GENERAL ASSEMBLY 08

October 4, 2010

Time Started: 7:25PM
Time Ended: 8:56PM

Name Position Time-in Time- Attendance
Out Status1
Sindayen, Rainier Astin Chairperson 7:00 9:00 Present
Agudo, Fermina Vice-Chairperson 7:00 9:00 Present
Borja, Kristine C. Councilor 7:00 9:00 Present
David, Marck Bryan A. Councilor 7:50 9:00 Excused Late
Dela Resma, Marvee B. Councilor 7:00 9:00 Present
Duran, Jeanine Jerusha C. Councilor 7:55 9:00 Excused late
Elago, Sarah Jane I. Councilor 7:00 9:00 Present
Councilor - - Excused
Estrella, Richard R. Absent
Garcia, Jemimah Grace N. Councilor 7:00 9:00 Present
Councilor - - Excused
Ibaviosa, Raphael Dominic U. Absent
- - Absent

Kalingking, Kriska Kamille V. Councilor
Mariazeta, Jesica Councilor 7:00 9:00 Present
Ramos, Dan Neil Q. Councilor 7:00 9:00 Present
7:00 9:00 Present

Salinas, Simoun Antonio M. Councilor
Asian Institute of - - Excused
Juan Carlo B. Danganan Tourism Absent
Representative
Alexander Dominic Mayoralgo College of Architecture - - Excused
Representative Absent
Maria Kriselda J. Sebastian College of Arts and - - Excused
Letters Representative Absent
College of Business 7:00 9:00 Present
Englebert G. Chua Administration
Representative
College of Education - - Absent
Montana Amir C. Dominguez Representative

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ATTENDANCE STATUS: Late, as defined by the USC House Rules 2010-2011, is arriving 15 minutes after the Announced Time Start of the GA
which is 7:20. (7:40PM) Left Early (leaving anytime before the official Time End of the GA) is considered “Late”, as defined by the USC House Rules
2010-2011 Excused Tardiness/Absences are tardiness or absences within the purview of allowed or justifiable reasons as qualified in the House
Rules - given that these reasons were forwarded beforehand to the Secretary General and the Chairperson and its validity checked. Tardiness
accrued due to leaving early may be considered an excused tardiness if the member left before adjournment but after the set schedule for the
session to end. (i.e. for this GA, leaving before 10PM is considered an unexcused late)
College of Engineering 7:00 9:00 Present
Cyrus Dickson A. Cruz Representative
College of Engineering 7:00 9:00 Present
Michael Bryan M. Bien Representative
College of Fine Arts - - -
- Representative
College of Home - - Excused
Karmela Victoria M. Abesamis Economics Absent
Home Economics Representative
Angelo Jose C. Flores College of Human 8:00 9:00 Excused Late
Human Kinetics Kinetics Representative
Ma. Florence Therese DG Martirez College of Law - - Excused
Representative Absent
College of Mass 7:00 9:00 Present
Nigel Patrick M. Coronel Communication
Representative
Nicole Roxanne C. Aldiosa College of Music - - Excused
Representative Absent
Jacqueline E. Canlas College of Science 7:00 9:00 Present
Representative
College of Social 7:00 9:00 Present
Sciences and
Juan Carlo P. Tejano Philosophy
Representative
College of Social Work 7:00 9:00 Present
Marie Gold M. Villar and Development
Representative
National College of 7:00 9:00 Present
Desiree M. Ico Public Administration
Representative
School of Economics - - Excused
Carlo Miguel Romeo Sison Go Representative Absent
School of Library and - - Excused
John Ronald R. Almoña Information Science Absent
Representative
Heverly Bermina R. Bravo School of Statistics 7:00 9:00 Present
Representative
Graduate School - - -
- Representative

Meeting Proper:

1) Graduate School Proposal Overview as reported by Vice Chairperson Agudo

The Graduate School Students of the University of the Philippines has it in their aims to be able to publicize other graduate
courses all over the country to increase the relevance of the course and the number of enrollees. Vice-Chairperson Agudo
reported that it would be better if the Graduate’s Fair be included in the University Job Fair so as to lessen the hassle of
preparations and to also open the possibility of graduate school to graduating students. The discussion was postponed for the
next GA where the proponents of the Graduate Fair were invited.

2) Chairperson’s Report
a. With regard to the University Student Council’s stand on Budget Cut on State Universities and Colleges,
Chairperson Sindayen reported that the call for higher state subsidy has been successful. The September 24
mobilization also showed a considerable public force that was enough for the issue to be relevant. He
challenged the USC to continuously challenge the students to be involved with the issue
b. With regard to the Resolution of the USC on Budget Cut on SUC’s, the following corrections were noted2:
i. Typographical errors were noted – “Whereas the USC as a member” change to “Whereas the USC is
a member”
ii. With regard to the structure, the body suggested that it would be better if the Philippine context
would be introduced first before the University context so as to encapsulate the issue as a national
situation and to only mention the international provisions as add-ons.
iii. Minor suggestions and changes were noted by Chairperson Sindayen. The resolution should include
Chairperson Sindayen as the author and instead of having everyone as a signatory; the end of the
resolution should note the GA’s approval.
3) Vice-Chairperson’s Report
a. The 1st 100 Days Press Conference will focus on the issues of education, economy, human rights,
appointments, science and technology, and good governance. The Speakers will be Dean Leonen from the
College of Law, Professor De Vera and Dean Edna Co from National College of Public Administration and
Representative Mong Palatino of the Kabataan Partylist. Vice Chairperson Agudo requested the college
representatives to help clinch classes to attend the Press Conference. The letters/invites are available for
distribution already. The Press Conference is this October 8, Friday, at the Ambion Room, UP College of Law,
1-4PM.
b. For the All Leaders’ Conference this Thursday, 6-8PM at the UFS Conference Hall, all college were requested
to create a resolution to contribute to the First 100 Days Press Conference.
4) Standing Committee Reports
a. Secretariat Committee by Councilor Tin Borja
i. Required Clean Up is this October 15 already. Everyone was required to attend for three hours.
ii. The Assessment Forms for the 1st Semester and Calendar Forms for the 2nd Semester will be made
available over the semester break for submission before the 2nd Semester Planning.
iii. Councilor Borja also reported on the Attendance Report and Office Hours Report of the USC
members. She requested everyone who has a complaint with regard to their grades or an unnoted
excused, to upload their message in the yahoo groups on or before next Monday when the final copy
of the reports will be released.
b. Finance Committee by College Representative Engle Chua
i. Councilor Estrella relayed his report via College Representative Chua, a member of the Finance
Committee: He requested all the Committee Heads to submit their Financial Statements for the first
semester with the receipts of their transactions attached with it.
ii. The Financial Statement of the USC will be released after approval by the GA before the start of the
2nd Semester.
c. Mass Media Committee by Councilor Gem Garcia
i. Councilor Garcia requested the members of the committee to help with the layout of the Oblation.
She is targeting an early second semester release of the Oblation.
5) Special Standing Committees Report
a. Committee on Organizations, Fraternities, and Sororities by Councilor Sarah Elago
i. Councilor Elago reported on updates with the existing alliances of the USC:
1. Intersorority Council will be having a blood drive with the fraternity alliance to help donate
blood to the victims of the Taft Bombing. Also, the USC was invited to attend a Solidarity
night/awareness concert for a cause this Thursday at the Vinzons Lobby.

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The final copy of the resolution is attached herewith.
ii. The COFS Committee will also be having Cultural Night and a collection of used clothings among
others for the San Roque Community- tie-up with the Community Outreach of the Community Rights
and Welfare Committee this October 16.
b. Basic Student Services
i. Blood Drive tie-up with the University Health Service: There were 102 who signed up to donate but
only 73 were allowed to donate blood.
ii. The Grand Pabluebook of the Academic Core was successful.
iii. The committee reported that there will also be an Alliance of Concerned Dormers Meeting this
October 5, 5:30PM.
iv. The October 22 Dagdag Bawas Forum has very poor attendance but then that was to be expected
given the little time to publicize the forum.
6) UP FAIR CALENDAR
a. The UP Fair Committee clarified that the booth bidding is the different from the Night-Handlers Bidding. The
Night Handlers-Bidding was done already while the booth bidding is scheduled this Friday. All College
Representatives were encouraged to invite college-based organizations to participate in the bidding. Letters
and Publicity Materials for the Booth bidding will be made available tomorrow.
b. The distributed members of the fair committees are as follows:
i. Logistics- Montie*, Rain, Engle, Carlo, Chingkay
ii. Program- Myx*, Des, Chorva, Tin, Roxy, Duday
iii. Publicity- Sarah*, JCD, JCT, Marvee, Richard
iv. Marketing- Ezie*, Nico, Cyrus, Nigel, Kriska
v. Booth- Gold*, Simoun, Jackie, Bryan, JR, Hebs
vi. Security- Gem*, Aldo, Gelo, Mela
*Committee Heads
7) 2nd Semester Planning
a. Tentative Dates for Planning are on November 6-7 or November 12-13. Chairperson Sindayen was assigned to
plan the planning.
8) Other Matters:
a. Preparations for the University Wide Carolfest were forwarded to the Committee on Culture and the Arts
Committee. College Representative Bien, member of the committee, reminded them that early preparations
for this would be better.

The meeting was adjourned by 8:56PM

Prepared by: Noted by:

Kristine C. Borja Rainier Astin Sindayen

Secretary General, USC Councilor USC Chairperson

*Approved by the General Assembly this ____ day of ________ 2010 during the ______ Official General Assembly of the
University Student Council 2010-2011*3

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Good for reproduction and distribution to the Philippine Collegian, other University Publications, Local College Councils, Dormitory Councils,
Organizations, Fraternities, Sororities, and any other body or institution or student that may so request for a copy. To be posted in all colleges,
dormitories, and USC bulletin boards and the USC online sites.

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