I’m just dumping a few pictures here from our last General Assembly (GA) for this year in the University Student Council last December 8. We went over-time for one hour that night, which is a good thing already–considering we’ve had a GA a few months ago when we went beyond midnight debating and arguing. This time, we were trying to come up with a comprehensive report with regards to the consultations in UP Diliman regarding the Student Regent [Selection Process] Referendum. We were trying to come up with a consensus, which is really hard to get by in the present USC, with party dynamics and whatnot. After three hours, the only consensus we reached was that we have to defend the institution of the Office of the Student Regent at all costs. Oh, we did also have a pretty strong consensus with regards to our stand against the Arroyo adminsitration’s Charter change. That’s it.
The next day, coinciding with the launching of Cine Veritas Human Rights Festival was Karolfest, an annual inter-college choral competition spearheaded by the OVCSA (Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs) and OICA (Office for Initiatives for Culture and the Arts) and supported by the USC. I wasn’t able to sit through the entire competition as I had meetings that night, but I was able to catch the last performance and the announcement of winners.