The 37th YMCA National Congress of College Students and 17th YMCA National Campus Club Advisers Seminar-Workshop, an undertaking of the YMCA of Manila through its College Work Department in coordination with the Commission on Higher Education will be held on December 5-9, 2012 at the Teachers Camp, Baguio City. To help the youth strengthen their sense of nationalism, this year's Congress adopted the theme "KABATAAN: PINOY KA BA?"
Over all, the Congress aims to redefine the Filipino identity and strengthen/reinforce the value of nationalism and love for country as well as develop strategic actions to uplift nationalist consciousness and sentiments. Around 500 selected student leaders and campus club advisers from all over the country are expected to participate in this event.
In this connection, we are inviting your school to participate in this national program.
Copy of the registration form , CHED memorandum and project information is available upon request at OSA.
The Student Manual Committee, headed by the Univesity Council Committee on Student Organizations, ACtivities and Welfare, is in the process of finalizing the Student Manual. This manual serves as a guide for soncuct of the students and organizations in the University of the Philippines. The finalized draft will then be presented to the upcoming University Council meeting on November 19, 2012.
In this light, the Student Rights and Welfare committee would like to conduct a consultation with the different student formations, councils and individuals, on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the University Student Council Office, at 1:00 pm. This aims to inform the students of the salient changes in the draft, and to achieve substantail discussion and recommendations regarding the matter.
You are invited to attend the Forum on the Role of Media in Suicide Prevention on Monday 22, 2012, 1pm to 5pm at the Pulungang Recto Faculty Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. The Forum aims to share information on suicide and suicide prevention, and encourage the media to pursue responsible reporting of suicide and related events. Topics include the role of media in suicide prevention, understanding suicide and Suicide First Aid Guidelines for the Philippines among others.
The forum on The Role of Media in Suicide Prevention is a sequel to the consultation on Media and the Prevention of Suicide (MAPS) held at the Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization last 13 Kuly 2012 where participating journalists expressed need for training on how to handle suicide stories particularly on how to ask questions, how to help in suicide prevention, and how to recognize warning signs of suicide.
Featured speaker for the Forum is Dr. Colucci, is the lead author of Mental Health First Aid guidelines for helping a suicidal person: a Delphi consensus study in the Philippines published in the iNternational Journal of Mental Health Systems in 2010. This led to the development of the Suicide First Aid Guidelines for hte Philippines, a guideline for how a member of the Filipino public should provide mental health first aid to a person who is suicidal.
This forum is organized by the Foundation for Advancing Wellness, Instructions and Talents, Inc with support from the Worl Health Association, College of Arts nad Letters of UP Diliman and the UP Open University.
Media practitioners and mental health advocates are enjoined to attend. Registration is free. Please confirm your attendance by emailing email@example.com or text 09152752033 or 09206139377.
MEMORANDUM NO. BCO-2012-01 (FOOD SALE)
OCTOBER 4, 2012
Due to health risks and sanitation problems that may be brought about by food sale activities sponsored by various organizations for fund-raising, the conduct of such activities is hereby temporarily suspended. The Business COncessions Office and the Food Service Regulatory Committee shall be directed to conduct a study on the safety and health impact of such food sales activities.
Meanwhile, student organizations are enjoined to explore other creative meands of fund raising. - June 15, 2009