photo from SLCM Student Council
On August 3, 2016, Student Council President Jon Dy delivered his first Council Address in Dean Basa Lecture Hall to promote transparency and present the SC’s activities throughout the school year.
Broadcasting through Facebook live, SC President Jon Dy read the vision of the incumbent student council—by the end of the academic year, “we envision ourselves to be the most accountable, transparent, responsive and professional student council”—and followed with the SC’s signature slogan, “Lukan do it!”
The student council began the year with a cash balance of PHP 171,000, and twenty seven members (of whom five are male, twenty two are female; eight are from batch 2019, and nineteen are from batch 2020).
Supporting the President are the following elected and appointed members:
- Internals Vice President: Lorenz Villegas
- Externals Vice President: Princess Camacho
- Internals Public Relations Officer Nominee: Seraphim Espanola
- Externals Public Relations Officer Nominee: Izza Lim
- Treasurer Nominee: Belle Palomillo
- Auditor: Jaye Bihag
- Secretary: Martin Magadia
- Documentations Coordinator: Gea Sedayao
- Social Media Coordinator: Kim Pineda
- Academics Committee Head: Kimberly Borja
- Outreach Committee Heads: Nico Sison and Eunice Agapito
- Arts and Promotions Head: Megan Nierras
The SC has delegated the organization of activities such as the freshman orientation program, open house, MGMR, Palarong Med, and Run for a Cause to ad hoc committees to involve more of the student population.
Furthermore, over the summer, the student council established the Coalition of Representatives (CoRe), composed of organizational officers, class officers, and house heads. In the interest of efficient planning and information dissemination, the different sectors of the student body consolidated their different activities in a year plan meeting held last July 22nd in the Student Lounge. The CoRe members are set to meet once every block, and will be having a team building session on August 7th to further strengthen ties.
The president subsequently ran through the important SC events of the year. Pertinent events will be released with the SC’s yearly calendar.
Some notable new projects the SC has taken on are the following:
- The SC plans to set up an unmanned retail store in the student lounge. This will serve as a convenient source of commodities, and an avenue to promote honesty among students while simultaneously generating funds.
- The SC has spearheaded a mentorship program in which Batch 2020 will be aiding Batch 2021 with physiology and foundations of medicine once every block.
- The Arts and Promotions Committee will be holding a multimedia arts workshop in September.
- The Outreach Committee will be continuing last year’s house outreaches with a holistic approach to healthcare education. Topics will focus on physical fitness, nutrition, arts and crafts, spirituality and hygiene.
- The Council, in partnership with Sagip Bayan student group, will be collecting supplies in preparation for times of calamity in an activity called Tara Lukan, Tulong Tayo.
- This year’s Mr. and Ms. Lukan will use the advocacy of mental health as a central theme
- After every semester, the SC will hold a recyclables day when students can sell their wastes. This project is meant to promote recycling as well as raise funds.
- The Outreach committee has increased its projects to include Santa Express for pediatric cancer patients, the Slipper Project and last year’s Hairography, Run for a Cause, Tree Planting and Coastal Cleanup.
- The SC has also initiated environmental banning of styrofoam products in school, labeling of waste bins, and has supported Batch 2020 in their selling of eco bottles
- Instead of visiting individual departments to obtain grades after the promotion boards, Student Hour will be an avenue for students to obtain all their grades from all the department secretaries in a room reserved for claiming of results.
- The Student Council will also aid students in accessing information on tuition fees, student privileges such as accident insurance, access to blood bags, and vaccine refunds.
The Student Council has named Mental Health as its year long advocacy, and plans to provide accessible psychological services and group therapy for the Lukan community.