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De Guzman: HAU-USC is Progresibo, Obhetibo at Demokratiko

The Holy Angel University – University Student Council (HAU-USC), guided by their three-point virtues, presented their planned programs and activities for the academic year 2021-2022 via online communication on July 22.


“The HAU-USC 2021-2022 stands with three words—progresibo, obhetibo, demokratiko—which will serve as the principles we want to embody and to be known for… we will make sure that [our plans are] always for the best interest of the Angelite community,” HAU-USC President Kenneth De Guzman noted.


The HAU-USC president, together with the Vice President for Internal Affairs Hazel Miranda and Vice President for External Affairs Joshua Santos, have started their plans for this term’s activities as early as the latter part of May. 


Programs such as “Project GABAY” (Guidelines and Assistance on the Brand new Academic Year), “HAUdulthood: Tanda Mo Na!”, “MULAT365: The Educational Series”, and “HAU Pride” have already been implemented.


One of the last term’s projects—”HAUWak Kamay Donation Drive”—which is now dubbed  “HAUwak Kamay: Edukasyong Panlahat—Mula sa Masa, Para sa Bata Donation Drive” which aims to provide a monthly P500 load allowance for a whole semester to help the financially challenged students, will be continued this year.


The “I Volunteer for Youth League” or I.V.Y. League was also modified to better establish the “socio-political stances” of Angelites who voluntarily serve as the compatriots of the council.


Other programs such as “KALASAG: HAU-USC Para sa KKK: Karapatan, Kapakanan, at Kapantayan for the Students’ Rights and Welfare” and “BATINGAWAN: HAU-USC Para sa Malayang Impormasyon for Exemplifying USC Transparency” will also be implemented by the HAU-USC.


Meanwhile, De Guzman emphasized the must-materialization of the university’s “No Student Left Behind” mantra and expressed the USC’s frustrations with the unresponsiveness of the administration which led to the 2.0 version of the recent mass action protest.


Petitions such as the Summer Term Appeal, Academic Framework Proposal, First Day Appeal, and the latest Five-Point Demand, were all submitted to the administration by the HAU-USC.


“…We do not only focus on the activities and events that we need to carry out throughout the year, [but] we are also putting our utmost attention in attending to the issues that are experienced by every Angelite—the very purpose why a council is established,” he stated.


LAYOUT BY: Cristine Joie Q. Bacud


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