Sunday, March 29, 2009

Doing it for J (And to the friends who will be leaving physically)


Take One: Karibal si Ate

Mainit sa loob nga car. Parang sa Titanic. Pero nagkikiss lang naman sila. Mapusok ang halik ni Kathy sa lalaking owner ng car. Sa lalaking owner ng puso ng ate ni Kathy. At naghiwalay ang namamagang mga labi ni Kathy at namumulang mga labi ng syota ng ate niya.

Paano kung nalaman ‘to ng ate mo?

Di niya malalaman to. Eh paano kung nalaman to ng boyfriend ko?

Eh ‘di naman kami magkakilala ng boyfriend mo eh.

Sabagay.

At naghalikan silang muli.


Take Two: Ang CD

Mahinhin ang pag-ihip ng hangin mula sa bintana. Sabay sa pagsayaw ang ilang mga hibla ng buhok ni Val. Yakap siya ni Marc habang sumasaliw sa himig ng musika sa CD ni Marc ang galaw ng katawan nila.

Ang ganda ng mga music sa CD. Pwedeng sa akin na lang ?

Ahhhh.... Sige na nga. Salamat din pala sa brownies.

Kanino yung mas masarap, dun sa sinasabi mong stalker mo o yung sa akin?

Magkalasa lang eh.

Nakakainis ka! Pinagpaguran ko yang ibake, tapos – mph! Wag dyan! Nakikiliti ako!


Take Three: Age Doesn’t Matter

Pinagmamasdan niya ang mga mata ng mas nakababatang lalaking katabi niya. Si little brother. Nanginginig sa takot. Nagyaya pa kasi na manood ng horror movie. Ang laki naman nyang duwag pag sumigaw siya, tuli na nga eh. Hahaha!

Palagi silang magkasama ni little brother. Parang ang sweet pagmasdan ng dalawa. Parang magkapatid daw. Pero masyadong sweet.

Minsan nga nagseselos na ang gf ni big brother. Sabi niya naman sa kanya, parang kapatid lang daw ang turing niya dito.

Siguro nga dapat ng magselos si GF kay little brother.

Take Four: Love Team LANG daw

Si Jerry, palaging tinutukso sa kaklase niya. Palagi kasing magkatabi sa lahat ng klase nila. Magkasama tuwing recess at lunch time.

Magbestfriend naman talaga silang dalawa. Pero binibigyan yun ng kulay ng mga klasmyets nila.

Pero di sila magkasamang umuuwi. Sinusundo kasi si Jerry ng kuya niya na never namang nakilala ng kaloveteam niya.

O di ba, loveteam nga lang siguro silang dalawa. Ni di nga kilala ng tinutukso kay Jerry ang kuya nito eh.

Siguro nga loveteam lang sila.
Take Five : Ang Text Message

Text # 1: From Val. To her bunsong kapatid.
Hey lil sis! Ano nga ba yung nilalagay mong chocolate sa brownies for boylet? Textback ASAP. I’ll bake mamaya. Turuan mo ako later.

Text # 2: From Kath. To her ate.
.,hEy biG SiS! duTch pRoCesSeD cHoc0 p0h. wiHeE! baKe tAu leiTer!. peNge hUh.,

Text # 3: From Kath. To her secret BF.
., hEyYerZ! mEi gGawiN aQoh lEiTer.. baKe kMi ni aTe k0h. mizZ u! see y0u sa sCho0L! mwAh !

Text # 4: From Jeri. To his loveteam.
mizz na rin kita! mwah! sana sagutin mo na ako. ‘ehe… secret pa rin sa classmates natin kahit tayo na.

Text # 5: From Jeri. To his another loveteam.
kuya bhie napakinggan mo na yung CD? maganda ba mga songs? kanta ko yan para sayo. ‘ehe


Text # 6: From Marc. To his Bhie.
Oo bhie. Pinakinggan ni Val, nagustuhan din niya. Kinuha nga niya eh. Pagburn mo ulit ako. Please? Bigay mo sa akin bukas pag sinundo na kita.

Behind the camera:
Si Lors, bes ni Val. Ate ni Jeri.

Jeri, pagsabihan mo nga sa kaklase mong bestfriend, wag niyang ahasin yung ate niya. Eto na naman kasi, nagbubuhos ng sama ng loob si Val sa akin. Nagpapaturo pang magbake sa akin! Di naman ako marunong! Kapag akong nainis, susugrin ko yang bestfriend mo!

Eh ate, ano bang gusto mong mangyari, ligawan ko kaklase ko?

Kaya mo?

***

Para sa lahat ng gagraduate, maraming salamat sa pagshare niyo ng buhay niyo! J, maraming salamat. Kahit di tayo close. Pero alam mo, kahit papaano, di naman ako nagsisi na ikaw yung buddy ko. Magaling ka eh! Sensible ka, I want everyone to know. At may mga magtataasan ng kilay diyan. Grow like that acacia tree that I’ve told you.

Para sa mga magtatapos, kayo ang tauhan sa kwentong ito. Pangalan niyo lang naman. Ate Acey, ikaw yung stalker. Haha! Joke! Pasensya na sa mga di ko nasama. Kuya Rex! Parang feeling ko di ka pa rin gagraduate for real. Hehehe…

Friday, March 27, 2009

UP Aguman honors its graduating members for 2009

March 25, 2009 – The residents, headed by the Junior members, organized a tribute ceremony at the rooftop of Luisa Building 2 along Maginhawa Street, Teacher’s Village to give honor to the 17 graduating members of UP Aguman. It was the last formal activity for the school year, so the induction of the incoming officers was also held.

It was the Finals Week for the 2nd Semester after all, so unfortunately, only 8 were able to attend the evening activity, namely:

Acey Anne Duarte – BA Linguistics, Bukayo 2005B
Anna Kathrina Gatchalian – BS Tourism, Bukayo 2005B
Eleaze Valerie Santos – BS Architecture, Kaputul 2004 A
Jerome Caylao – BS Business Economics, Kadaya 2005A
Lorelee Sicat – BS Tourism, Kadaya 2005A
Lorgi Myndo – BS Clothing Technology, Kasaup 2002A
Marco Lansangan – BS Chemical Engineering, Kaputul 2004A

The other graduating members were:
Demsen Cosio – BS Business Administration, Agyuan 2007B
Gary Patawaran – BA Public Administration, Kadaya 2005A
Jowie Brent Garcia – BA European Languages, Kadaya 2005A
Kitchie Gallardo – BS Business Administration, Kaputul 2004A
Ma. Theresa Pamintuan – BS Business Administration and Accountancy, Kaputul 2004A
Mark Andrew Santiago – BA Philosophy, Kadaya 2005A
Mary Therese Lising – BS Statistics, Kadaya 2005A
Ohrelle Kim Marcelo – BS Tourism, Kadaya 2005A
Paul Neilmer Feliciano – BS Business Economics, Kadaya 2005A

The 8 present graduating members were welcomed in a special red carpet entrance of the Academy-Awards-inspired show. After the entrance walk down the aisle and presentation of the graduating members, an audio-visual presentation lined with pictures of the graduating members from various Aguman events and extreme bonding sessions was shown, filling the air with boisterous laughter and tender nostalgia. Afterwards, all AguPips enjoyed the food prepared for the night, courtesy of Jewel Dela Cruz and John Carl Gozun (both Baskal 2007A), as part of their treat for the org for her March birthdays. An alumnus and a housemate of two of the graduating members, Argel Casupanan (Salagpi 2001A), also attended the tribute.

The tribute proper immediately followed. The respective buddies and some of the closest friends of the graduating members were one by one called on by the host, Felipe Pablo (Langgotsi 2006B) to give messages and to share their fond memories, first impressions and unforgettable moments with them. Each story and testimonial of the members truly reflected the contribution and legacy the graduating members are leaving to the organization and the quality of kinship and friendship they’ve shared with their fellow AguPips in their stay in the university and in Aguman.


Before the night ended, past Executive Council Officers together with the newly elected ones were called for the turnover ceremonies. The members of the Executive Council 2008-2009 formally thanked the members for the past year and gave their well wishes to their successors. Afterwards, led by Electoral Board member Rex Dizon, the incoming set of officers for the Academic Year 2009-2010 took their oath and was officially inducted into office.


The program ended with the distribution of tokens to the graduating members made by the members themselves. They prepared and decorated glass bottles and filled them with small sheets containing their congratulatory messages and thank you’s.


Executive Council 2009-2010
President
Kevin Patrick Peñalba
Langgotsi 2006B
Incoming 4th year, BS Business Economics

Internal Vice-President
Trisha Nacpil
Baskal 2007A
Incoming 3rd year, BS Computer Science

External Vice-President
Aries Ivan Viray
Lakatan 2006A
Incoming 4th year. BA Public Administration

Secretary
Michael Roman Gulapa
Lakatan 2006A
Incoming 4th year, BA Philosophy

Treasurer
Bryan Leonard Quizon
Pinanari 2008A
Incoming 2nd year, BS Electronics and Communications Engineering

Educational Committee Chairperson
Ruth Elaine Henson
Langgotsi 2006B
Incoming 4th year, BA Political Science

Socio-Cultural Committee Chairperson
Romina Isabelle Goce
Baskal 2007A
Incoming 3rd year, BS Architecture

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sanlahi member-orgs elect next year's alliance officers

March 20, 2009 – The UP Sanlahi Alliance had a general meeting for the election of its officers for the next academic year. With the incumbent officers sitting as the Electoral Board, the nominations were submitted days prior to the election proper. Sanlahi is an alliance organization of duly-recognized provincial and regional organizations in UP Diliman and the UP Aguman is one of its founding members.

UP Aguman member Lawrence Manalo (Pinanari 2008A) ran for the position of Vice-Chair for Membership. Incidentally, the outgoing Vice-Chair for Membership, Fergie Panganiban, is also from Aguman. Previous Aguman members who’ve been officers in the Sanlahi for the past few years also held the same position.

Ten member-organizations, Aguman, Batangan, Lambak, Lakan, Kalilayan, Sillag, Sidlangan, Namnama, Tangway and Sandiwa, were present during the election meeting. The candidates presented their General Plan of Action prior to the casting of votes. Lawrence was unopposed so he needed at least 6 votes to clinch the position. Fortunately, he garnered 7 votes and won.

The other elected Sanlahi Alliance officers were Angelica Corpuz (from Lambak) – Sanlahi Chairperson, Roy Devesa (Tangway) – Secretary General, Jojit Oñate (Kalilayan) Vice-Chair for Education & Research, Madel Estrella (Lakan) – Vice-Chair for Culture & Sports and Genixon David (Sandiwa) – Vice-Chair for Publicity. The Vice-Chair for Finance position was still vacant because the candidate for the position was not present during the meeting.

Together with Lawrence, UP Aguman was represented in the meeting by the outgoing President, Jen Castro and outgoing Internals Vice-President, Acey Duarte.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Remaining seats in the Executive Council 2009-2010 finally filled

March 18, 2009 – The Special Elections for the positions of President and Secretary of the Executive Council 2009-2010 were held at the old AS tambayan. The previous week, after two rounds of voting, the said positions were still vacant due to the close race between the candidates. All five members of the Electoral Board, namely, Rex Dizon, Acey Duarte, Kath Gatchalian, Marco Lansangan and Loree Sicat, were present to oversee the electoral process.

After the re-nominations, the candidates were again given time to deliver their personal speeches for the voting members. During the third round of voting, 36 members voted and thus, the 50%+1 required mandate was 19 votes. After counting the votes, Michael Gulapa was finally declared the next Secretary. The race for the Aguman Presidency was still at a deadlock.

3rd ROUND TALLY
PRESIDENT
18 CASTRO, Jennifer H.
17 PEÑALBA, Kevin Patrick E.
1 Abstain

SECRETARY
20 GULAPA, Michael Roman S.
16 PABLO, Felipe IV B.
0 Abstain

The General Assembly then held another round of nominations and voting. This time, only 34 members were able to vote because some already went home before the end of counting during the 3rd round. After another tension-filled counting of the votes, Kevin Peñalba was finally declared as the 37th President of the UP Aguman.

4th ROUND TALLY
PRESIDENT
16 CASTRO, Jennifer H.
18 PEÑALBA, Kevin Patrick E.
0 Abstain

Kevin and Michael join the 5 previously proclaimed officers in the Main Elections held last week.

Executive Council 2009-2010
President: Kevin Patrick Peñalba
Internals Vice-President: Trisha Nacpil
Externals Vice-President: Aries Ivan Viray
Secretary: Michael Roman Gulapa
Treasurer: Bryan Leonard Quizon
Educational Committee Chairperson: Ruth Elaine Henson
Socio-Cultural Committee Chairperson: Romina Isabelle Goce

The incoming officers' induction into office will be held at the Tribute Ceremonies for the graduating members for 2009 next week.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Kapampangan high school students shine in PatalaSanlahi 2009

March 8, 2009 – The UP Sanlahi Alliance, an organization of duly-recognized provincial student organizations in UP Diliman, successfully held PatalaSanlahi 2009 at Benitez Hall (College of Education), UP Diliman campus. With its theme “Kabataang Pinoy: May Dunong, May Paninindigan”, it gathered the most excellent high school students of the provinces to unleash their academic and creative prowess and at the same time, like the title of the event signifies, to sharpen their minds in a spirit of cultural solidarity. Its other objective was to inform the Filipino youth about the current local and global issues and the need to build a sustainable future through the contests the students will be competing in and through the talks and presentations by different invited guests for the event. This annual event was endorsed by the Department of Education. The Sanlahi Alliance Vice-Chair for Education & Research, Gabrielle Mangahas (of UP Sandiwa), was the project head. She was joined by the other officers, Sanlahi Alliance Chair Eden Malabuyok (UP Batangan), Secretary General Mark Cervantes (UP Lakan), Vice-Chair for Membership Fergie Panganiban (UP Aguman), Vice-Chair for Finance Roy Devesa (UP Tangway), Vice-Chair for Publicity Paulo Hernandez (UP Kalilayan) and Vice-Chair for Culture & Sports Fermina Agudo (UP Lambak), in ensuring the success of the activity. Representatives of the different member-organizations also helped out in the staging of the event.

Winners from the respective academic and art competitions held by the member-organizations in their respective provinces qualified to compete in the 6 competitions: Quiz Bee, Essay Writing (English & Filipino), Impromptu Speech (English & Filipino) and Poster-Making. To represent Pampanga, the UP Aguman sent the Top 3 teams and individuals from its roster of Pautakan 2008 and Sining 2009 winners. Unfortunately, the winners of Angeles University Foundation – Integrated School (AUFIS), St Scholastica’s Academy (SSA) and San Lorenzo Center of Studies and Schools (SLRCSS) were not able to compete due to schedule conflicts. Meanwhile, Don Bosco Academy (DBA), Holy Angel University (HAU), Holy Family Academy (HFA), New Era University (NEU) and University of the Assumption (UA) proudly sent their delegates, assisted and accompanied by their coaches and the UP Aguman members.

Essay Writing – English
Jhonry Dela Cruz (UA)

Essay Writing – Filipino

Mara Louella Sangilan (UA)
Merry Gel Sigui (NEU)

Impromptu Speech – English
Hil Petersen Vargas (DBA)

Impromptu Speech – Filipino
Jericko Samson (UA)

Quiz Bee
Adrian Neil Pineda, Royette Abby Mamangun & Ruth Ann Marie Dimalanta (HAU)
Madison Dominguez, Ron Errick Loyola & Zjan Turla (DBA)
Renato Galvan, Anne Kristine Rivera & Mark Apollo Lusung (HFA)

All the individual competitions and the eliminations of the quiz bee were held simultaneously in the morning. For the afternoon program, Mark Ruiz, who initiated HaPinoy (1st chain of sari-sari stores) and Rags2Riches, was invited as Guest Speaker and talked about being a social entrepreneur to the participants. The Quiz Bee Semifinals and Finals followed after.

The Kapampangan delegation in the Quiz Bee was notable during the eliminations because all three of them entered the semifinals for finishing in the Top 13 out of the 22 participating teams. HFA placed 6th, HAU 10th and DBA was tied for the 11th-13th spots. Another set of 30 questions was asked in the Semifinals and DBA clinched the 5th and last spot in the Finals. HFA was a close 6th and HAU again placed 10th. After another round of 30 questions in the Finals, DBA finished 3rd overall, behind Philippine Science High School Region 1 Campus (1st) and Baguio City National High School (2nd).

In the Awarding Ceremonies, UP Aguman and its delegates received its certificates of appreciation and recognition for being a part of PatalaSanlahi 2009. Along with the winning quiz bee team of DBA, Jericko Samson (UA) was also declared as 3rd Place winner in his own event, Impromptu Speech in Filipino.


LEFT: DBA Pautakan Team. DBA was the top-placer among private schools in the Quiz Bee competition.
RIGHT: HFA Pautakan Team. HFA also held their ground almost made it in the Finals.

All in all, the Kapampangan student delegates of UP Aguman remarkably represented Pampanga and made their own significant mark on their fellow high school students across the country. For more camaraderie and fellowship, the UP Aguman members invited the schools to eat together at the UP-Ayala Techno-Hub during the lunch break. The organization also gave UP key chains to all the delegates as another simple token of appreciation.


LEFT: HAU Pautakan Team. The Pautakan 2008 Champions proudly represent Pampanga.
RIGHT: Social Entrepreneur. Mark Ruiz shares to the young audience about his noble social cause.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Announcement: Special Elections

SPECIAL ELECTIONS
For the President & Secretary positions
Wednesday, March 18, 5:45pm

*It's crucial to have AT LEAST 33 members PRESENT for it to push through. We will finish everything that night: the 3rd round of Nominations, PreElections (if necessary) and Elections.
*All 49 reaffed voters are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to attend.
*Let's remind each other of our responsibilities. Saup-saup tamu. Dakal exams, papers and stuff on the last week of classes. Mag-sakripisyu tamu mung pilang oras, banta mayari na ini. Agyu tamu ini! Hehe! =P

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Residents elect five officers into the Executive Council AY 2009-2010

March 12, 2009 – The election of members of the Executive Council for AY 2009-2010 was held at the UP Aguman tambayan at Palma Hall. For days prior to the Election Day itself, the profiles containing the Specific Plan of Actions (SPOA) of the candidates and their answers to questions from the Electoral Board were all released by the Electoral Board at Aslag Online and the residents’ mailing list. Multiple hard copies were also released at the tambayan. The Electoral Board implemented this to help the voting members in making an informed decision in choosing their leaders for the next school year.

The traditional Miting De Avance was also held before the members casted their votes. Each candidate was given 4 minutes each to deliver their speech and 12 minutes of live Q&A was allotted for the candidates of each position. The order of presentation was determined and released beforehand: 1) Socio-Cultural Committee, 2) Internals Vice-President, 3) Educational Committee Chairperson, 4) Externals Vice-President, 5) Secretary, 6) Treasurer and 7) President. The members took turns in airing their questions to the candidates and in offering their well-meaning suggestions as well.

After the Miting De Avance, the members then cast their votes, assisted by the members of the Electoral Board (EB). Out of 49 registered members, 44 were able to vote so the required number of votes to win was 23. After the live counting of votes, winners were declared for 5 of the 7 positions in the Executive Council, namely Trish Nacpil (Baskal 2007A) – Internals Vice-President, Aries Viray (Lakatan 2006A) – Externals Vice-President, Bryan Quizon (Pinanari 2008A) – Treasurer, Ruth Henson (Langgotsi 2006B) – Educational Committee Chairperson and Minsky Goce (Baskal 2007A) – Socio-Cultural Committee Chairperson.

PRESIDENT
16 CASTRO, Jennifer H.
18 PEÑALBA, Kevin Patrick E.
10 Abstain

INTERNALS VICE-PRESIDENT
6 CASTRO, Jennifer H.
34 NACPIL, Trisha D.
4 Abstain

EXTERNALS VICE-PRESIDENT
16 DE PADUA, Gerard Robin D.
24 VIRAY, Aries Ivan G.
4 Abstain

SECRETARY
20 GULAPA, Michael Roman S.
21 PABLO, Felipe IV B.
4 Abstain

TREASURER
16 MALLARI, Ferdinand, Jr D.
23 QUIZON, Bryan Leonard M.
3 Abstain

EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
9 CORTEZ, Carmelo M.
31 HENSON, Ruth Elaine L.
5 Abstain

SOCIO-CULTURAL COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
12 DAVID, Ian Bencio M.
30 GOCE, Romina Isabelle E
2 Abstain

Because of the vacant positions, Special Elections were held the very same night. The attendance did not constitute a quorum of the registered voters so a few more members were contacted to come back so start the special electoral process.

During the 2nd round of nominations, the issue of allowing graduating members in the 1st semester of next school year to run in the elections was officially raised to the General Assembly (GA). Before the Pre-Elections the previous week, the EB already made a decision to not allow members with such cases to pursue candidacy in any position. So the GA voted and it upheld the decision of the EB.

The nominees for the Secretary position were still Michael and Felipe. Felipe was also nominated for the President position, together with Jen and Kevin. But after the PreElections, Jen and Kevin still emerged as the final nominees. Unfortunately, after the counting of the 2nd round of voting, there were still no clear winners. None of the candidates garnered 18 votes, the required mandate of 50%+1 of the 33 present members that night.

PRESIDENT
17 CASTRO, Jennifer H.
14 PEÑALBA, Kevin Patrick E.
2 Abstain

SECRETARY
17 GULAPA, Michael Roman S.
16 PABLO, Felipe IV B.
0 Abstain

It was already late in the night so the EB decided to postpone the 3rd round of Elections. As of this writing, it has been announced that another Special Elections will be held on Wednesday, March 18.

Monday, March 9, 2009

AguELECTIONS 2009: President

In time for the AguELECTIONS 2009, the Electoral Board is releasing comprehensive Candidate Profiles for all the nominees. This includes their Specific Plan of Action (SPOA) and a few questions prepared by the Electoral Board. The said Candidate Profiles are released in various platforms for maximum reach. This aims to aid all members in truly making an informed decision in determining the officers for the Executive Council 2009-2010.

SOME REMINDERS:
*ELECTION is on Thursday, March 12, with a Miting De Avance at 5:45pm.
*The members are expected to have read all the Candidate Profiles by then.
*PDF copies of the Candidate Profiles will be emailed in the resident mailing list, too.
*Hard copies are also available at the tambayan starting Tuesday, March 10.
*Read everything! Make an informed decision.



SPECIFIC PLAN OF ACTION

*To be the willfully head of UP Aguman, thus representing it in all official transactions.
*To exercise the power in presiding all meetings, being the chairperson of the executive council of AY 2009-1010 and to be the conscientious point person in the annual recognition of the organization from the University.
*To be the duly signatory of certificates of recognition and participation, resolutions, papers and similar instruments of the org.
*To require the treasurer to produce an annual fund reports.
*To render a final report or documentation of the problems, accomplishments and recommendations of the Executive Council or the General Assembly before a meeting called for the purpose.
*Attend at least one leadership training per semester.
*Planning ahead of time and executing tasks within a time frame to save time, energy, money and elude slips and mistakes.
*Have a regular execoun meeting with the continued usage of Redbook, execoun logbook.
*Proper documentation of papers regarding the org welfare in a clear book will be provided.
*Amendments of the constitution, given that we already have the revised draft handed over by the previous executive council.
*Ensure that the council will leave sufficient fund for the next set of officers.

INTERNALS AND MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
*Internals Committee will not only focus on application process but also in the internal affairs of the organization, thus welfare of members and their relationships to each other will be of utmost importance. -“Stray” members are to convince for re-affirmation to the org or if they stood still, at least delve the reasons behind it and try to avoid the same circumstance next time.
*Sem starters and Sem Planning at the same time so that members can participate also and voice out their opinion.
*Giving incentives and rewards to active members who are always attending the general meetings and events and sanctions to languid ones.
*A member should incur or earn specific minimum tambay hours and attend at least 2 major events.
*Organize Extreme Bonding Sessions (EBS) so that the members will be at ease with each other.
*Master list of members’ vacant time will be posted at the tambayan so that during fund-raising activities where we need to have man power we can easily contact a member.
*Standardize application process; I accede of a stricter one.

EXTERNALS COMMITTEE
*Bridging the gap between the residents and the alumni by actively participating on the alumni groups, sports activities, alumni fellowship dinners, etc., in this way we can maximize our external resources.
*Continue the Mibalik Tambayan Day!
*Anniversary Week! Continue the legacy of Mutya ning Aguman and other inclusion of games for the members.
*Ensure that our alumni are well informed of our activities by invitation through e-mails, text brigs and informal invitations.
*STS (school-to-school) should be followed up regularly; we can do so by releasing a directory of the schools, advisers or principals and should leave a copy posted at the bulletin board, inside the locker, for the secretary and another for the president for monitoring purposes.
*Reinforce our relationship and standing in KANLUNGAN.
*Intensify our participation in SANLAHI by means of actively participating and delivering our assigned tasks during PALAKASANLAHI and PATALASANLAHI.
*Strategize and improve College Entrance Examinations Review (CEER) by inviting UP Profs and publicize the event more.
*At least one out-reach program per year.
*Make UP Aguman more visible by joining various contests within and off campus, if possible.

RECORDS AND PUBLICATION COMMITTEE
*In charge of the circulations of information during genmeets and other announcements concerning the org.
*Continue the management of Aslag Online and update our multiply site.
*The bulletin board will be a shared responsibility of this committee and Socio committee also.
*During events, printing of certificates will be done before hand to avoid rush and avoidable mistakes.
*The Records committee should also produce an updated hard copy directory and upload one in our YG as soon as the President filed for org recognition.
*Roster of members in hard copy that will serve as an attendance during meetings and events.
*Enhanced the members’ potential and skill in making posters and writing through seminars.
*In charge of producing tarpaulins during event. Keeper of the black book, and in charge of mem’s logbook per semester.
*Aslag for various event s editions will still be implemented.

FINANCE COMMITTEE
*I will adhere and support fund-raising activities of Finance committee. It doesn’t mean that they will do this alone but they can ask the help of committees involved in the event to assist them. Market ahead of time so that we will not be of rush when an event is fast approaching.
*Pinning a list of members who have monetary deficiency.
*Secure a transparent financial statement if possible every month to be posted on mem’s logbook and a copy to the president.
*The FinCom in general should work together in getting sponsors in line with this, a master list of companies and people who were former sponsors so that we can get hold of them every time we have an event then every time we have new sponsors, we can update our list.

EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE
*EducComm should also uphold academic excellence among the members. They can have projects on how to improve the academic well being of the members such as tutorials, readings and other references.
*As much as possible, we shall participate in Alternative Classroom Learning Experience per sem.
*Enhancement workshops should be implemented not only to applicants but also to members so that they will be productive during questions nights and a strategic execution on the policy of passing Pautakan questions.
*Aside from this, a souvenir program must be released after the event with the assistance of Records Committee.
*Mini-library at the tambayan for newspapers, readings and books plus cards.
*Incentive or token for US and CS members every sem for more appreciation.
*List of professors and GE subjects or even respective majors with reasonable professors will be posted for the members to be guided during CRS and enrollment.

SOCIO-CULTURAL COMMITTEE
*The affiliation of Sining to various Capampangan Centers would be a plus point for us.
*Beautification and maintenance of our tambayan, and logistics during event.
*Be in charge of supplies of the org as the custodian of the organization. A list of our property will be recommended.
*School supplies in our locker for the members’ emergency use and also cleaning materials will be included at the tambayan.
*Regarding our event, Sining, a directory of judges’ contacts will be released so that we can invite them again and update it regularly.
*One Agushirt per year is still recommended unless the GA suggests otherwise.
*Inclusion of new contests ike song translation in Capampangan during Sining.
*AguSportsfest will be encouraged under the auspices of this committee.

QUESTIONS FROM THE ELECTORAL BOARD
With sufficient details, describe UP TO TWO (2) a situation/instance in the past wherein you exhibited significant, if not deep, know-how on the position you are running for.
The fact na migkarun na kung first hand experience keng pagiging Presidente na ning Aguman, wa pin nayta, eku na kelangan ielaborate pa dahil ikit yun naman ing effort ku at pamagsikap na itaguyud masalese ing org tamu.

Enumerate UP TO FIVE (5) concrete and feasible steps to encourage cooperation and attendance of members during GenMeets and org activities.
1) Pakain - Proven effective ya talaga yan e haha! Tsaka ali naman bongang food pane anjang chips mu makanyan tas take turns ing committee pero ali naman pagpuni bang eta mangalulu!
2) Team building activities - Team building activities as ice breaker, it’s also a way para atuklasan tamu pa ing dakal a bage keng kapwa mem tamu.
3) Early and informative text brigs - Para makapag-ayos la reng mems keng busy sched da at ng abalu da nanu ing agenda tamu.
4) Surprise incentives – Will be given any period ning genmeet example ing most behave kabang maggenmeet, things like that hehe.
5) Reprimanding and/or Sanctions - Pekatawli ke ini kasi eku buring mangapakarine kaya eku rin buring mamakarine. Tsaka ali ya pa kasi constitutional e so far din naman matas tamu attendace keng genmeet. Akakwa naman yank eng masaleseng pamakyisabe na next time datang lang mas maranun.

Enumerate UP TO FIVE (5) unwritten but classic and expected skills in your position? Sanu kareni ing atin naka, sanu reng pagsikapan mu pa rin for now?
OCEAN! Actually ikwa ke ini keng psych class ku hehe anyang migkapersonality test kami.
Openness - Open-minded ku at keri la reng criticisms and suggestions especially if it concerns administrative work and the organization is at stake.
Conscientiousness - Atin kung pagkaOC kareng bage-bag emu talaga halata kasi discrete ku mu haha! Kelangan ini lalo na patse atin papalapit na event at ng e magka-alti alti ing dapat gawan at asikaswan at ng e magkasabug-sabug din ing acads din! Eku mu buri kasing masasabihang OC ne!
Extraversion - Naman! Lalo na at maghead kang metung a organisasyon aba e pwede ing petiks at mala-marine kasi importante rin na atin kang established connections at good interpersonal relationships ali mu kareng mems pati kareng alumni at aliwang tao kening UP, one way or the other kaylanganan tamu ing saup da.
Agreeableness –Makiramdam ku kareng opinions da reng co-officers ku at ning GA to make a sound decision. Tsaka feeling ku naman ok ku pakikitungo kareng mems e. Kung e daku buri as a person, keri mu basta ba ali de mu sa paburen ing duties da as mems! Yehes, professional! Haha. Pero seriously, tutu naman e, aliwa kasi kapag org matters tsaka personal stuffs.
Neuroticism – Neuroticism?! Ali na ku man maging taong lobo o kaya manginis, grabe naman! Haha! Pemilit de mu ata ini para maging yang ocean e, balamu kasi atin kung pagka-agitated. Buri ku kasi pag atin kelangan aryan e gawan ku ne ahead of time bang e matetengga. Tsaka pag administrative work, decisive ku. Ing pagsikapan ku siguru, maging amiable and friendlier kasi lagi kung manikwang first impression na masungit, mataray or matapang! Haha.

Enumerate UP TO FIVE (5) specific mini –tasks or advanced preparation that you can do during the summer vacation, to efficiently jumpstart orgwork come 1st semester.
1) Rummage sale, masikan ya rin income generating activity ini! Wag ismolin!
2) Mag-attend leadership training kalupa dati bang ma-expose keng tutung sitwasyon.
3) Term planning of officers para atin susundang calendar of activities.
4) Coordinate with our alumni to help raise funds or to help us market for our events. Masakit kasi ing alang tatalnan pera e, eka makakimut masalese lalo na pag mag-umpisa kayu pa.
5) maranun i-launch ing app process bang makarakal tamung apps! Ala tana pin karibal na org e kaya dapat amaximize tala reng apps tamu.

Given your SPOA, give UP TO FIVE (5) currently-occurring problems that will most probably be the worst hindrances for you to implement or realize your SPOA.
1) Mawalan tang tambayan, 2) Marakal ali magre-aff, 3) patse OA na memagsiquit la ngan deng apps, 4)Patse migkaroon dispute at ali mea-ayos keng mismong execoun, ali naman sana Lord! 5) Patse mebancrupt ya ing Unity Bank at pilayi da la reng pera tamu! Solid ta! Haha.

Define “batch unity” and “family spirit”. When are these two concepts relevant and when are they not?
Syempre given na siguru na kacIose mu talaga reng batchmates mu kasi atin kayung shared experience e. Kaya mu ng “batch unity” ali ne relevant patse papaksyun either good or bad way na kayu at kelangan na ning org ing presence and output yu.
King Agu afeel mu naman na kapatad na ing turing da keka e na sobra kung aapreciate keka tamu ita kaya mu ing “family spirit” sosobra na siguru patse kelangan paminsan mareprimand mems at kelangan atin ng isettle for an event or keng org affairs dahil kelangan tamu pa rin magstick keng nature tamu as org that we have and rules to follow.

“Senior members are the Atche’s ampong Koya’s keng org that we can look up to, as people, as members and as mentors.” Agree or disagree? Why? In what way/s? Explain.
Aku agree naku man. Ala namang marok kung makiramdam ka rin e ali da naman sasabyan na tukyan yu ing sinabi ku?! Alang pilitan! Haha! Tsaka syempre ila ing mas dakal experience keng org matters and org stuff. Kung eyu feel deng suggestions de kasi pin naman alang adwang sitwasyon na magkalupa e di idecline ye politely, tutal matwa na la at tsaka college tana man feeling ku naman matured na la para agets da ita.

In what concrete and specific ways or practices do you live by our core values of truth, faith, kinship and service, as an individual person in the AguFamily. You can give UP TO TWO (2) ways per core value.
Truth – tabalu malaram ku e haha, joke mu! Aku naman kasi patse atin kung sinabi na gawan ku lalo na at ing kapakanan da reng mems at org tamu ing makataya, gagawan ku talaga. Ali ku rin kasi buri ing mambitin at magpa-asa e. Prangka kung tao.
Faith – patse kasi leader ka ali naman istu na ika ngan ing gagawa e, atin tamu ping awsan na collective leadership, meaning have faith kareng subordinates mu na they can deliver the task! Oha? Tatry ku rin maging inspiration kareng aliwang mems, nax! Hehe.
Kinship – Nakuu, kareng kabale ku pamu pin agupips no ngan e nanu pang kinship a payntunan?! Haha. Syempre, king pamag-uphold kareng values na panindigan na ning Aguman at keng pakikipag-kapwa tamu kareng kapatad tamu keng Aguman.
Service – anyang meging kung member ning Agu,afeel kun a kulang pa ing abye ku kaya tinagal ku para maging officer bang kanta mas abiye ku pa ing deserve na at marapat kaya. Kung kulang pa ing adwang banwa na migsilbi ku as Secretary and President, lugud ku namu na mamye pang metung a banwa para magsilbi kareng Agupips at keng Aguman!




SPECIFIC PLAN OF ACTION

More than an organization, we are a freakin’ cool family. But, a family often always encounter problems therefore, what we need is stability. A strong foundation upon which we’ll build the changes we want. Therefore, we have to be strong- healthy enough to combat internal conflicts, strong enough to surpass external challenges.

Executive Council - PUSH-UPS
The executive council should be the one pushing the organization up. This will be done if this pack of diverse people works for the best interest of the organization. It will need a strong persona to lead them, something I believe I can do. Issues, if any, should be dealt upon with the very moment we step into office. This will result in atmosphere wherein ideas are allowed to flow freely. This atmosphere will be maintained via periodic evaluations within the more personal and informal EC meetings.

The Executive Council should be receptive to ideas, suggestions and feedbacks sprouting from the members, the very backbone of the organization. Besides, the EC should work for and in behalf of these precious people. Naks! Haha! Ideas are to be collected from them via a mean to be decided by the EC (pwedeng suggestions box sa ating suking tambayan).

By doing work for UP AGUMAN, it should mean playing, thus enjoying doing the responsibilities delegated to us- simple words to describe PASSION. Having this passion is a critical assumption to any member of the EC. A strong EC corresponds to strong committees, which corresponds to a strong organization, which is equal to a strong family. (Rock!)

Internals Committee - SIT-UPS
The Internals committee should be able to receive strongly any blows related to membership. A more planned application process is ought to be presented and approved upon by the executive council. This will allow forth a smoother process, minimizing delays and encouraging members’ attendance in activities. A stricter screening process is deemed to be more beneficial. We should stick to traditions as they’re proven effective but we should not set aside relevant changes. Rar! Haha!

Sometimes, ‘di maiiwasan ang mga konting tampuhan ng mga members pero, ang kayang iwasan ay ang paglaki pa nito. Hehe. Kaya yun, maganda kung laging andyan ang komite para sugpuin na ung mga di-pagkakaintindihang ito habang maliit pa lang. Kapag walang gulo, maraming trabahong magagawa (Ace Durano? Haha!). Isang paraan para mas maging “bonded” ang pamilya ay mas maraming EBS (EXTREME BONDING SESSION). Dapat itong mas gawing interesante para mas marami ang mahiyakat na pumunta (since na hume-healthy kumo-conscious tayo, pwede tayong mag-jogging around the oval para masaya!). Mas masaya rin kung laging may inaabangan ang mga tayo tuwing genmeets. Maaring magkaroon ng mga laro at kung anu pang pakulo para mas marami ang mahikayat na pumunta. Mas marami, mas masaya, mas maraming mapag-uusapan. With this, magiging well-oriented about sa events ang mga mems, ready sumagot sa maaring itanong sa kanila.

We saw recently the things that may arise with a constitution that may not be as solid as what we think it is. With this, it is best if our constitution is reviewed, to be spearheaded by the internals committee, particularly those parts of the constitution relevant to membership.

Externals Committee - LEG LUNGES
Dapat, ing Externals Committee ing mangasiwa keng relasyun ning org kareng aliwang organisasyun, mapakilub o luwal ning kampus. Dahil keng problemang ating kinalaman kareng tambayan, mas lalu ya dapat makiyalam ing Externals Committee (keng Kanlungan o kung kaninu pa mang atin kinalaman keng problema tambayan) ban makasiguru tamu na ali datang ing panaung ala tamung tambayan. The organization, via the committee, should also participate more actively in the activities of Sanlahi Alliance (i.e. more members to attend Sanlahi activities, like the recently concluded PatalaSanlahi).

Other issues like distributing letters should also be addressed. A list of Schools in Pampanga should be documented and made readily available when needed. Dapat mangasikan tamu ngan legs ban mas marakal tang apuntalang schools. The hailed CEER should be planned more carefully and earlier in order to have more turnout of participants. More accessible places, which greatly affect the latter, must be targets. Since this is our only revenue-generating project, dapat tayang paghandaan talaga ini. Para atin tamung perang awaldas kareng other activities tamu. Haha! Metung pa, dapat mapanatili ing masanting a komunikasyun tamu kareng “alumni” tamu and one way to do this is to create a directory of our alumni and if other factors allow, we may have more fellowship activities with our beloved alumni.

Records and Publications Committee - SHOULDER PRESS
Based form experience, marami talagang mga gawaing inilagak sa shoulders ng committee na ito. Though I believe I’ve done my best, marami paring pagkukulang. Next AY, the committee should have all documents of the organization maintained and sorted in an apple-pie order (Yes, idiom! Haha!). Kasama sa mga documents na ito ang mga minutes of meetings, registration materials, printed Aslags, at lahat ng mga may kaugnayan sa organization, para kapag kailangan laging available (Parang ano lang, kaw na bahala mag-isip. Haha!). This year, we saw the evolution of Aslag, from a blog, to a super cool blog! Syempre, dahil yan sa AOL team. And, I think the evolution should not stop there, dahil sa totoo lang marami pa rin pwedeng gawin dito. Suggestions from the madla, of what they will want AOL to have should be very much considered. Other stuffs like logbooks and the tambayan should be maintained. An online repository of documents which the committee was not able to create this year may still be a very good plan for next year. A flawless execution of responsibilities (registration, certificate creation, etc.) is actually not impossible. We should be OC in registration and similar stuff, para walang namimis-place.

Finance Committee - JOGGING
Since we may consider money as the fuel of the organization, for it to continuously run in a smooth pace, more fund-raising projects should materialize. With funds, more than half of the problem of the organization in terms of planning and executing our activities will be eliminated. The three projects UP Aguman is known for were actually well-funded this year, but then again, we should go for more. The more, the merrier, the more extravagant (or bongga Agu-terms) we can make our projects. We should tap other resources and everyone, not just a few, should be doing this.

In order to be fair to everyone, the committee should not stop in collecting dues from everyone who tend to not oblige. The collection of agreed upon fees should be more strict and efficient para fair, tsaka para mas maraming funds. Hehe! Also, fundraisers should be evaluated. Financial statements should be made available in the tambayan or in our Y!groups para alam ng mga members ang status ng org financially, which will make them act accordingly. Fundraisers with people in Pampanga as target customers may be considered and implement kung feasible.

Educational Committee - PULL-UPS
The Pautakan this AY is cool given the constraints it had in terms of funds, workforce and other stuff, but then again, we can always work for a better one. We can always pull up the Pautakan and create a much better benchmark every year. The Pautakan this year was able to reach schools which are not regularly participating and some schools which are actually virgins to Pautakan. Hehe! This shows the fact that we can reach even further, thus, with the help of the externals committee, a more determined STS campaign must be launched, months before the Pautakan. The Pautakan questions should be reasonably difficult and answerable. The Questions nights should be flocked by members, and this will be possible if we make it exciting (team-building activities, vidoeke during breaks) without sacrificing the creation of quality questions. We should invite judges which are credible enough, para walang masabi ang mga schools kapag may questions sila. By doing the abovementioned, we’ll be able to reach for more virgins and at the same time, keep the regulars. Haha! To add, I believe, replacing the old Oblation trophy is very much in time.

On ACLE. For me, it should be done if the time, money and members still allow. Sometimes, practicality is always the thing we get back to when making decisions.

Socio-Cultural Committee - BENCH PRESS
Sining 2009 was able to Mirror the Past and Reflect the Future. The reflection of the future Sining should be as good, if not, better than the recently concluded Sining. We should press the boundaries (Hahaha! Pilit ba ang bench press?) and go beyond the standards the past Sining has set. We should strengthen our relationship with SM Clark (or with other venues) without sacrificing our pride. The rules and criteria of our events must be more polished (i.e. consult with professors/people with enough knowledge about the events). We should invite judges who really have a know-how of the events and not rely on our members (thus the workforce is not sacrificed).

On other stuff. The tambayan should be clean always. Hehe! Ban pag atin dadalan (minsan pati alumni), ali makarine. The bulletin board should be maintained ali itang sira-sira. Yung tipong, ‘pag may napadaan, mapapamura sa sobrang ganda. Hahaha! Exagg?

Haha! Napahaba ata ang SPOA ko. But actually, wala naman yan sa haba. Haha! Kapag may gusto ka pang idagdag or baguhin, halika. Usap tayo. Hahaha!

QUESTIONS FROM THE ELECTORAL BOARD
With sufficient details, describe UP TO TWO (2) a situation/instance in the past wherein you exhibited significant, if not deep, know-how on the position you are running for.
I’m the incumbent secretary and have work closely with Madam Jen and other awesome members of the current Executive Council. Hehe! Given this fact, it’s like saying that I’ve been preparing myself already for one year. The secretary’s job actually requires know-how on the different projects and activities of UP Aguman, serving as a good training ground.

Enumerate UP TO FIVE (5) concrete and feasible steps to encourage cooperation and attendance of members during GenMeets and org activities.
We all love having fun. Masayahin tamung org. Hehe! One way to encourage cooperation and attendance during GenMeets and Org Activities is conducting team-building activities. Apatunayan tamu ini anyang Unity Night na gewa tamu recently. Pwede tamung mamyalung (i.e. exhaust, tagalan, patintero, etc.) before/after genmeets and other org activities. We should not forget that the very reason we have for conducting these activities is to strengthen ing bond na aitn kekatamu. Pwede taya mu rin ibalik ing “dine-outs” tamu para we have something to look forward to panga maggenmeet.
Minsan, reng personal issues tamu ing maging dahilan kung bakit ali tamu mag-attend genmeet. Siguru, one way to solve these issues is for the internals committee to address them kabang malati la pamu. How? The said committee should project a friendly image and inform everyone na pwde lang pakisabyan or sumaup.

Enumerate UP TO FIVE (5) unwritten but classic and expected skills in your position? Sanu kareni ing atin naka, sanu reng pagsikapan mu pa rin for now?
The president should be a good mediator. Minsan kasi, when the tough gets going, hehe, ali maiiwasan na mikatampuhan or ali mikaintindihan and the president should be responsible in keeping the group intact and all in this together! Hehe! Based keng experience ku keng current EC, maniwala ku na I have this skill already.
The president should be humble and understanding. When you are working with a lot of people, vital la reng adwang ren. On being humble, I think I’m doing a good job. On being understanding, I believe, sensitive ku enough to be able to think of what others think about. But then again I could be wrong, pero apakiusapan naku man eh. Hehe.
Syempre, ali tamu alaku reng technical skills and this I’ve answered already in the first question. J

Enumerate UP TO FIVE (5) specific mini-tasks or advanced preparation that you can do during the summer vacation, to efficiently jumpstart orgwork come 1st semester.
On the advanced preparation, we could have our sem-planning so as to smoothly sail the 1st semester. In the sem-planning, we can create our calendar of activities for the 1st semester and plan accordingly.
We can also start with the suggestions box mentioned earlier in the SPOA, ban apisabyan keng EC meeting, set on a date in summer, kung nanu gawan kareng particular suggestions.
Para naman keng buong organization, with the internals committee, mag-prepare tamung sem-starter! Para naman masaya tamu before going back keng academic arena.

Given your SPOA, give UP TO FIVE (5) currently occurring problems that will most probably be the worst hindrances for you to implement or realize your SPOA. Also specify your steps to avert these hindrances.
Those mentioned in SPOA should of course be considered first and approved upon by the members of the executive council.
One occurring problem which I think will most probably be the worst hindrance is the lack excess funds and some steps to avert this hindrance are mentioned also in the SPOA.
Another problem will have to be the fact that I will have to work on my thesis next semester, which is something I want to devote my time to. I guess the best way for me to avert this is proper time management. I will certainly not jeopardize my responsibilities if ever.

Define “batch unity” and “family spirit”. When are these two concepts relevant and when are they not?
Batch unity is never wrong as long as loyalty to the organization as whole is not harmed. We all have batches and we are thought in our respective application process to be a united batch, that we shall go on and end the process as one. But we should remember that the ultimate goal of the process was for us to join a bigger batch, the organization and share in its family spirit. I guess “batch unity” should only be as good in the application process and should be secondary to a “family spirit” the moment we become members.

“Senior members are the Atche’s ampong Koya’s keng org that we can look up to, as people, as members and as mentors.” Agree or disagree? Why? In what way/s? Explain.
It really depends. Age, or age in the organization, isn’t the only criterion for someone to be looked up onto as mentor, of course there is more to that. Hehe. I guess, that person’s personality and track record are vital considerations. Some will argue that some solutions made in the past may not be the best solutions now because of the changing environment, ergo it really depends.

In what concrete and specific ways or practices do you live by our core values of truth, faith, kinship and service, as an individual person in the AguFamily.
TRUTH. As an individual person in the AguFamily, I’ve been trying to be truthful in doing my sworn responsibilities as a member. Haha! I’m trying.
FAITH. I’ve learned to have faith in my brothers and sisters in Aguman. As chairperson of a committee, I’ve trusted my co-committees to do the jobs assigned to them. I have Faith in what Aguman does, and the evidence is the fact that I am still a member and the fact that I am writing this SPOA. Hehe!
KINSHIP. I cherish the company of my AguFamily. I almost always try to make everyone at home in the tambayan. Pinagseserve ko sila ng merienda at iced tea. Hahahaha!
SERVICE. I’ve never missed any Pautakan Day and Sining Day. Pero, atin nakung a-miss metung CEER. Hehe. Sayang kasi ing pera kaya lagi kung mumunta. Hahaha! Pero, seriously, enjoy la mumunta kareng events. Hehe!

AguELECTIONS 2009: Internals Vice-President

In time for the AguELECTIONS 2009, the Electoral Board is releasing comprehensive Candidate Profiles for all the nominees. This includes their Specific Plan of Action (SPOA) and a few questions prepared by the Electoral Board. The said Candidate Profiles are released in various platforms for maximum reach. This aims to aid all members in truly making an informed decision in determining the officers for the Executive Council 2009-2010.

SOME REMINDERS:
*ELECTION is on Thursday, March 12, with a Miting De Avance at 5:45pm.
*The members are expected to have read all the Candidate Profiles by then.
*PDF copies of the Candidate Profiles will be emailed in the resident mailing list, too.
*Hard copies are also available at the tambayan starting Tuesday, March 10.
*Read everything! Make an informed decision.



SPECIFIC PLAN OF ACTION


INTERNALS AND MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

INTERNALS
*Internals Committee will not only focus on application process but also in the internal affairs of the organization, thus welfare of members and their relationships to each other will be of utmost importance. -“Stray” members are to convince for re-affirmation to the org or if they stood still, at least delve the reasons behind it and try to avoid the same circumstance next time.
*Sem starters and Sem Planning at the same time so that members can participate also and voice out their opinion.
*Giving incentives and rewards to active members who are always attending the general meetings and events and sanctions to languid ones.
*A member should incur or earn specific minimum tambay hours and attend at least 2 major events.
*Organize Extreme Bonding Sessions (EBS) so that the members will be at ease with each other.
*Master list of members’ vacant time will be posted at the tambayan so that during fund-raising activities where we need to have man power we can easily contact a member.
*A mini sig-sheet for members will be released to establish rapport with each other.

MEMBERSHIP
*Standardize application process; I accede of a stricter one.
*Achievable application process calendar.
*Kapampangan speaking corner ing tambayan, as much as possible.
*Early advertisements of Acquaintance Party and application process as soon as the org achieved its recognition through posters, flyers and chalk brigade.
*Put up a Sign-up booth at the tambayan for fewer expenses.
*We will promote our org through our major events so that high school students will be aware of what we do and who we are.
*Organized orientation for applicants. Meaning a mem com member should always be present at the tambayan and there will be a grand orientation day.
*Sigsheets will be released earlier and inclusion of twists and turns haha.
*Buddy Get- Up will be the usual play and no longer the picture.
*A prepared workshop for the applicants conducted by the committee chair and the members.

QUESTIONS FROM THE ELECTORAL BOARD
With sufficient details, describe UP TO TWO (2) a situation/instance in the past wherein you exhibited significant, if not deep, know-how on the position you are running for.
Aroo ali ku rin balu e haha. Honestly, ali ku pa kasi meging member na ning MemCom though ini ing second choice ku kanta ng new mem ku pa, kasu ali na ku pin medinan chance na maka-experience maging MemCom kasi megSec na ku pin agad. Oita haha may eksplanasyong naganap?!

Pero syempre, I learned from second hand experience naman e, lalo na at kabale ke y Ate Acey ampong room mate ke y Lai hehe. I was also once an applicant at saksi ku kareng planning na milyari kareng adwang IVPs na akayabe ku keng execoun so feeling ku naman balu ku a and I can get the hang of it.

Enumerate UP TO FIVE (5) concrete and feasible steps to encourage cooperation and attendance of members during GenMeets and org activities.
1) Pakain - Proven effective ya talaga yan e haha! Tsaka ali naman bongang food pane anjang chips mu makanyan tas take turns ing committee pero ali naman pagpuni bang eta mangalulu!
2) Team building activities - Team building activities as ice breaker, it’s also a way para atuklasan tamu pa ing dakal a bage keng kapwa mem tamu.
3) Early and informative text brigs - Para makapag-ayos la reng mems keng busy sched da at ng abalu da nanu ing agenda tamu.
4) Surprise incentives – Will be given any period ning genmeet example ing most behave kabang maggenmeet, things like that hehe
5) Reprimanding and/or Sanctions - Pekatawli ke ini kasi eku buring mangapakarine kaya eku rin buring mamakarine. Tsaka ali ya pa kasi constitutional e so far din naman matas tamu

Enumerate UP TO FIVE (5) specific mini –tasks or advanced preparation that you can do during the summer vacation, to efficiently jumpstart orgwork come 1st semester.
1) Rummage sale, masikan ya rin income generating activity ini! Wag ismolin!
2) Mag-attend leadership training kalupa dati bang ma-expose keng tutung sitwasyon.
3) Term planning of officers para atin susundang calendar of activities.
4) Coordinate with our alumni to help raise funds or to help us market for our events. Masakit kasi ing alang tatalnan pera e, eka makakimut masalese lalo na pag mag-umpisa kayu pa.
5) maranun i-launch ing app process bang makarakal tamung apps! Ala tana pin karibal na org e kaya dapat amaximize tala reng apps tamu.

Given your SPOA, give UP TO FIVE (5) currently-occurring problems that will most probably be the worst hindrances for you to implement or realize your SPOA.
1) Mawalan tang tambayan, 2) Marakal ali magre-aff, 3) patse OA na memagsiquit la ngan deng apps, 4)Patse migkaroon dispute at ali mea-ayos keng mismong execoun, ali naman sana Lord! 5) Patse mebancrupt ya ing Unity Bank at pilayi da la reng pera tamu! Solid ta! Haha.

Define “batch unity” and “family spirit”. When are these two concepts relevant and when are they not?
Syempre given na siguru na kacIose mu talaga reng batchmates mu kasi atin kayung shared experience e. Kaya mu ng “batch unity” ali ne relevant patse papaksyun either good or bad way na kayu at kelangan na ning org ing presence and output yu.

King Agu afeel mu naman na kapatad na ing turing da keka e na sobra kung aapreciate keka tamu ita kaya mu ing “family spirit” sosobra na siguru patse kelangan paminsan mareprimand mems at kelangan atin ng isettle for an event or keng org affairs dahil kelangan tamu pa rin magstick keng nature tamu as org that we have and rules to follow.

“Senior members are the Atche’s ampong Koya’s keng org that we can look up to, as people, as members and as mentors.” Agree or disagree? Why? In what way/s? Explain.
Aku agree naku man. Ala namang marok kung makiramdam ka rin e ali da naman sasabyan na tukyan yu ing sinabi ku?! Alang pilitan! Haha! Tsaka syempre ila ing mas dakal experience keng org matters and org stuff. Kung eyu feel deng suggestions de kasi pin naman alang adwang sitwasyon na magkalupa e di idecline ye politely, tutal matwa na la at tsaka college tana man feeling ku naman matured na la para agets da ita.

In what concrete and specific ways or practices do you live by our core values of truth, faith, kinship and service, as an individual person in the AguFamily. You can give UP TO TWO (2) ways per core value.
Truth – tabalu malaram ku e haha, joke mu! Aku naman kasi patse atin kung sinabi na gawan ku lalo na at ing kapakanan da reng mems at org tamu ing makataya, gagawan ku talaga. Ali ku rin kasi buri ing mambitin at magpa-asa e. Prangka kung tao.
Faith – patse kasi leader ka ali naman istu na ika ngan ing gagawa e, atin tamu ping awsan na collective leadership, meaning have faith kareng subordinates mu na they can deliver the task! Oha? Tatry ku rin maging inspiration kareng aliwang mems, nax! Hehe.
Kinship – Nakuu, kareng kabale ku pamu pin agupips no ngan e nanu pang kinship a payntunan?! Haha. Syempre, king pamag-uphold kareng values na panindigan na ning Aguman at keng pakikipag-kapwa tamu kareng kapatad tamu keng Aguman.
Service – anyang meging kung member ning Agu,afeel kun a kulang pa ing abye ku kaya tinagal ku para maging officer bang kanta mas abiye ku pa ing deserve na at marapat kaya. Kung kulang pa ing adwang banwa na migsilbi ku as Secretary and President, lugud ku namu na mamye pang metung a banwa para magsilbi kareng Agupips at keng Aguman!




TWISH
“Ang Tinkerbell na tutupad ng inyong WISH”

General Plan of Action
W – well-evaluated membership. Members will be evaluated accordingly. They will be given a corresponding status of membership every semester. The Executive Council and the Membership Committee members will be the ones to assess the members of the organization. They will be evaluated based on their performances as a member of their committee and as a member of the organization.
I - ion-to-ion bonding activities. As a family, we would definitely enjoy a break from the pressure of our academic life. One of my visions is to have a vibrant and harmonious relationship between the members by having our intensified EBS. This is to encourage the members to actively participate in our organization’s activities.
S – strategic recruitment of new members. The application process will be given a new grading system. The membership committee together with the externals committee and the records and publications committee will devise a new and more efficient way of promoting the organization during the recruitment period.
H – higher attendance at general meetings. The membership committee will set up ‘gimmicks’ that will entice members to attend general meetings.

SPECIFIC PLAN OF ACTION
Well-evaluated membership
Status of members:
a) Full-fledged- a member who has fully complied with the membership policies of the organization and who has no financial obligations as far as the organization is concerned.
b) Probationary
b1) A member who was not able to lift a warning given to him or her for the previous semester.
b2) A member who was able to partially comply with the membership policies of the organization.
c) Honorary – he/ she may be a student/graduate of any college/university other than UP Diliman and possesses the qualifications of a regular member. He/She must have been at least 10 and elected by at least 2/3of all registered members of the General Assembly.
d) Missing-in-Action – A member who, during the current semester, has lost contact with the organization for some unknown reason(s).
e) LOA – A member who may or may not have renewed his/her membership and has submitted a formal leave of absence from the organization for the semester. A member under this status must renew his/her membership for the immediate semester following his/her leave otherwise he/she shall receive a form of sanction before he/she can renew his/her membership.
f) AWOL – A member who has failed to renew his/her membership for the current semester and did not file a formal leave of absence.
g) Dismissed – A member who has acquired AWOL status the previous semester and still was not able to renew his/her membership for the immediate semester following his/her absence from the organization.
h) Expelled – A member who was found guilty of negligence of duties and responsibilities and was found unworthy of membership to the organization.
i) Member Under Special Agreement – a member who has assumed dismissed or expelled status but has filed a letter of appeal or reconsideration. He/She shall be given the right to be heard and, if found worthy, shall be given a special assignment during the current semester. Terms regarding his/her appeal shall be provided by the Membership Committee.
j) Suspended – A member who was found guilty of a violation of the constitution shall be stripped of all rights and privileges of a member for a span of time depending on the seriousness of the offense.

Aside from this status, the Membership Committee and the Executive Committee may give any member of the organization a warning that will serve as a reminder for negligence of duties such as committee work and attendance in committee meetings. The Membership Committee and the Executive Committee shall conduct deliberations at the middle of the semester to evaluate the members’ performance and to determine whom to sanction warnings. A member that is given a warning is still a full-fledged member of the organization.

Warning
A member who has complied to most of the membership policies but was able to neglect some of his/her duties as a member.
A member who has acquired 6 or more unexcused absences for the General Meetings set for the semester.

Ion-to-Ion Bonding Activities
1) EBS Galore:
a) Food-Trip @ Tambayan or,
b) Picnic @ Sunken Garden or,
c) Going to Malls or,
d) Bars for more night life and more!
2) Games @ Tambayan
a) Card Games
b) Memory Games
c) Word Factory
d) Mind-boggling Puzzles and more!

Strategic Recruitment of New Members
1) Hakot-Applicants
a) Chalk Brigade
b) Posters and Flyers
c) Booths at AS Lobby and at the Tambayan
d) Contact students who participated in our previous events

2) Enhanced Grading System for Applicants
a) There will be a probationary status of applicants who, after his/her application, was found worthy of conditional membership status.
b) There will be an evaluation of applicants every month of the application process which includes the basic requirements (Sigsheet, Attendance, etc.)
c) The General Assembly, Membership Committee and the Executive Committee will have a votation before the Final Rites to determine whom among the applicants can continue with the application process.
Executive Committee- 20%
Memership Committee – 40%
General Assembly – 40%

Higher Attendance at General Meetings
*As much as possible, there will be free snacks at the end of general meetings to attract members to attend the meetings and the activities to follow.
*There will be mini-games or puzzlers while waiting for other members to arrive to avoid boredom.
*A re-affirmed member must not miss 2 consecutive absences during General Meetings.
*A member should pass an excuse slip provided by the Membership Committee stating his/her reason(s) of absence at a specific General Meeting.

QUESTIONS FROM THE ELECTORAL BOARD
With sufficient details, describe UP TO TWO (2) situations/instances in the past wherein you exhibited significant, if not deep, know-how on the position you are running for.
Since first year high school ku, lagi kung makagawang paralan para apagkabati ku la deng adwa kung kaluguran o kaklase potang mipapate la.awsan daku pin friendship bridge or peacemaker deng aliwa kung kaluguran kasi apipisabi ku la keybat dang mipate. Palage ku importante ya ing trait na ini nung sakaling manyambut kung IVP, kasi ing obra ning IVP ali mu tungkul application process pero pati ing relasyun dareng mems keng metung at metung. Balu tanaman ating mipapagkatampuhan pero dapat ali tamu paparas keng point na ali na misasabi or ali na magpansinan. Siguru masanting at least once a year atin open forum para kekatamung mems.

Anya namang makipaglaban ku kareng academic contest since elementary ku, atin na kaming concept as team work. Syempre atin times na ing team captain ing masusud kareng disisyun nung nanu ing isagut mi pero ali naman dapat ya lagi ing tukyan. Ating pagkakataun na adwa kareng members na ning team ing parehu sagut at liwa ya ita keng sagut ning team leader, keng sitwasyun a ini atin weighing of pros and cons. Lawen tamu ing side ning bawat sagut at nung nanung mas feeling tamung istu. Ita ing isagut jang aliwa ita ing sagut ning leader. Mag-apply ya rin ita keng pagiging head ning nanu mang committee ning org na ini. Ali naman porket ini ing aisip ku as the head ita na agad ing paimplement tamu diba, kayapin atin kang committee mates, kaya pin magkarun committee meetings kasi kukunan mu la rin side deng committee mates mu, atsu la ken para sopan daka keng task na ning committee mu, it must not be a one man show as they say, it must be a group effort. Sayang nala man deng human resources mu nung ali mu la gamitan diba.

Enumerate UP TO FIVE (5) concrete and feasible steps to encourage cooperation and attendance of members during GenMeets and org activities.
1. kalupa na nitang makasulat ku keng spoa ku, midinan lang sanction and warnings deng mems na ali magattend general meetings, kasi ing ali pamag attend genmits is a way of negligence of some of your duties as member and you do not exercise your rights as well
2. dinan talang prize or merits deng members na alang absent kareng genmits every end of the semester
3. personalized text messages per member, kasi balamu makakonsensya potang ing text addressed ya mismu keka.
4. gawang pakulu every genmits kunwari atin free snacks by the end of the genmit o kaya atin fun games before genmit para ma-encourage lang munta.
5.mas maranun na pagiinform karela na atin genmit para alage da ne keng schedule da.

Enumerate UP TO FIVE (5) unwritten but classic and expected skills in your position? Sanu kareni ing atin naka, sanu reng pagsikapan mu pa rin for now?
1. Leadership
2. Patience
3. Self-esteem
4. Understanding
5. Listener

Enumerate UP TO FIVE (5) specific mini-tasks or advanced preparation that you can do during the summer vacation, to efficiently jumpstart orgwork come 1st semester.
Siguru atin naku ngan da reni pero dapat ke pang ibuild-up ing self-esteem ku, kasi minsan mayna ku confidence, kailangan ku pang sabyan keng sarili kung agyu ku ini jang agyu ku naman pala, ali ku mu matas tiwala keng sarili ku. Nung akit kung atin kayung tiwala kaku makasawup ya kaku ita para tumas ku tiwala keng sarili ku.

1. plan or schedule the events of the application process
2. make a draft of the sigsheet
3. survey what EBS will the members want
4. make the outline for the evaluation of the members
5. plan activities for the genmits

Given your SPOA, give UP TO FIVE (5) currently occurring problems that will most probably be the worst hindrances for you to implement or realize your SPOA. Also specify your steps to avert these hindrances
1. funds for the app process- magpaimplement kung app fee para jang pakananu ali na kukwa nang kukwqang funds keng org para magpaprint stuffs o paditakditak na gastus kareng activities.
2. pakulo para keng genmit- manipun nakung ideas nung nanung gimmick ing pwedeng gawan para magenjoy la deng mems potang magattend lang genmit
3. ask the consultation of the executive council for the evaluation of the mems

Define “batch unity” and “family spirit”. When are these two concepts relevant and when are they not?
Patse org problems na ing pisasabyan, ena dapat factor ing batch unity, family spirit na dapat ita. Dapat lalawen tala at hahandle deng conflicts as a family, ali porket ka-batch me ya ing kampihan mu jang ali ne man istu. Dapat isipan mu rin nung nanu ing mayap para keng buung org na pamilya mu.

“Senior members are the Atche’s ampong Koya’s keng org that we can look up to, as people, as members and as mentors.” Agree or disagree? Why? In what way/s? Explain.
I agree that we can look up to them because through their experiences we could see what was helpful and what was not. We could improve what they have accomplished and correct what must not be done. We really could learn a lot from them but then it does not mean we’ll just repeat what they have done just because it was effective, we must make our own decisions and strategies.

In what concrete and specific ways or practices do you live by our core values of truth, faith, kinship and service, as an individual person in the AguFamily.
TRUTH: gagawan ku ing obra ku truthfully,ali ku gagawang excuse nung ali ke agawa, sabyan ku agad na ali ku agawa nung balu kung ali ke ayari, keysa akuan ke tapus ali ke man ayari megpaasa ku pang tawu
FAITH: atin kung tiwala keng org na jang nanung problema pa ing dating alampasan taya as a whole family; mg-encourage mu rink eng mems na agyu da ing dodoubt dang gawan
KINSHIP: nung pwedi kung tuki kareng mems mgEBS tuki ku jang atin ku pang exams GE the next day paminsan; nung mangaylangan lang interviewee or participants deng aliwang mems pumayag ku nung pwedi ku
SERVICE: magvolunteer ku kareng events nung pwedi ku lalu na potang fund raising for the org (food-stuffing); sasaup mgpromote keng org keng alma matter at kakilala.

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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 2009-2010

  • President:
  • KEVIN PENALBA
  • Internals Vice-President:
  • TRISH NACPIL
  • Externals Vice-President:
  • ARIES VIRAY
  • Secretary:
  • MICHAEL GULAPA
  • Treasurer:
  • BRYAN QUIZON
  • Educational Committee Chairperson:
  • RUTH HENSON
  • Socio-Cultural Committee Chairperson:
  • MINSKY GOCE

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