Supreme Student Government

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PREAMBLE

We, the officers of Division Federation of Supreme Student Government of Pasig City with the help of God, and believing in the need for a better organized council and in the development of the youth as future leaders of the nation, desiring to form a unified student organization that shall embody the ideals and principles of democracy and the promotion of the welfare of all students and the academic standards of our Alma Mater, do hereby promulgate and adopt this constitution and the by-laws that will advance, implement, and maintain our goals and aspirations.


Article I
General Provisions

Sec. 1 This Constitution and By-Laws shall be known as the Constitution of the Supreme Student Government of Pasig City

Sec. 2 For purposes of this Constitution and By-Laws, SSG refers to the Supreme Student Government of Pasig City.



Article II
Name and Domicile


Sec. 1 The name of the organization shall be known as the Supreme Student Government.

Sec. 2 The office of the SSG shall be located inside the school premises.


Article III
Declaration of Principles and Objectives

Sec. 1 The SSG of Pasig City Schools shall promote mutual understanding through social, civil, intellectual, recreational and scientific programs and activities.

Sec. 2 The SSG shall have the following objectives:

a. Develop love of God and country, moral character, personal discipline, leadership and efficiency among its members.
b. Train members for effective for effective and efficient leadership
c. Help the students develop self-confidence
d. Promote Unity among leaders and the student body
e. Maintain school aspirations to promote quality education
f. Serve and protect the students’ rights and welfare
g. Represent the studentry in the policy-making body of the school.


Article IV
Membership

Sec. 1 All bonafide students of the school are members of the studentry to whom the SSG shall be accountable at all times.


Article V
Rights of Students

Sec. 1 Every student has the right to enjoy responsible freedom of speech and expression.

Sec. 2 Every student ha the right to avail of all the services offered by the SSG.

Sec. 3 Every student has the right to conduct and participate in all the school’s activities.

Sec. 4 Every student has the right to information on all the issues and matters concerning
them.

Sec. 5 Every student has the right to vote, to be nominated and be elected into office
.
Sec. 6 Every student has the right to be represented in the different meetings and assemblies
of the school on issues affecting the welfare of the studentry.

Sec. 7 Every student has the right to due process.


Article VI
Duties and Obligations of Students

Sec. 1 Every student has the responsibility to observe, at all times, the laws of the Republic of the Philippines, and the rules and regulations of the school.

Sec. 2 Every student must pay on time all SSG fees as approved by DepEd issuances or by
the Parents-Teachers and Community Association in an appropriate resolution.

Sec. 3 Every student must support and promote the thrusts and objectives of the SSG.

Sec. 4 Every student must abide by the SSG constitution and by-laws.

Sec. 5 Every student must participate actively in all school activities.

Sec. 6 Every student must exercise his/her rights and do his/her responsibilities as an SSG member.


Article VII
Powers and Duties of the Supreme Student Government

Sec. 1 The Supreme Student Government shall be the highest governing body of the entire studentry

Sec. 2 The SSG shall have the following functions and responsibilities:

a. Formulate and recommend programs that will address relevant issues/concerns of the studentry;
b. Plan and implement policies and programs designed to promote students’ rights and welfare;
c. Monitor and evaluate students’ activities in school;
d. Create committees that the studentry deems necessary;
e. Advise and make recommendations to the school authorities regarding student matters, affairs, and activities;
f. Serve as a representative of the studentry in voicing their opinions, suggestions and grievances;
g. Act as Coordinating Council of all co-curricular organizations;
h. Have such other power and duties as the school authorities and the studentry may, from time to time, grant or delegate , consistent with its stated principles, objectives and school policies;
i. Spearhead drug abuse and youth smoking prevention program in the school;
j. Monitor and supervise the election of Student Government Officers for the succeeding school year; and,
k. Turn-Over papers, documents, properties and other responsibilities to the incoming Student Government Officers.

Article VIII
Composition, Election, and Term Of Office of the SSG

Sec. 1 The officers of the SSG are the duly elected President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, Public Information Officer, Peace Officer, Year Level Chairperson if
applicable and Year Level Representatives.

Sec. 2 The Year Level Representative/s shall be elected depending on the number of enrollees
in the school pursuant to DepEd Order No. 37, s. 2001.

Sec. 3 The Year Level Representative who shall get the highest number of votes among the elected Year Level Representatives in their respective year level shall serve as the Year Level Chairperson of the year level concerned.

Sec. 4 All campus elections shall be conducted school wide, annually every third and/or fourth week of February.

Sec. 5 Elections of the First Year Level Representative/s shall be conducted annually, every
1st week of July.

Sec. 6 Campaign period shall not be more than five (5) school days prior to the campus
election.

Sec. 7 Candidates for all SSG elective positions must be:

a. Bonafide students;
b. Of good academic standing with a general average of 85 and above without any failing grade during the 3rd grading period of the current school year;
c. Of good moral character and have not been subject to any disciplinary sanction;
d. Resident of the school for at least one (1) year prior to the filing of Certificate of Candidacy;
e. Non-holders of any presidential position in any other student clubs and organizations; and,
f. Must resign from all elective or designated positions from clubs and organizations once elected.

Sec. 8 The officers of SSG shall hold office for one academic year.


Article IX
Duties and Functions of Officers

Sec. 1 The president shall be the chief executive officer of the SSG. He/She shall have the following duties:


a. Preside over all meetings and/or may designate another officer to preside for a specific meeting;
b. Enforce this Constitution, By-laws and other regulations that may be promulgated;
c. Sign all official minutes, resolutions, correspondences, and other official papers of the SSH;
d. Represent SSG or designate his/her representative for any external or internal affair functions;
e. Head the Coordinating Council of Campus Co-Curricular Organizations;
f. Implement SSG programs and projects;
g. Create Ad Hoc Committees, as the need arises, the Chairperson of which shall be appointed by the SSG President; and,
h. Perform such other functions inherent and incidental to his/her office.


Sec. 2 The Vice President shall have the following duties:

a. Assist the President in all matters where his/her assistance is necessary;
b. Assume the Office of the President should the position become vacant;
c. Supervise members in planning and arranging meetings or programs of activities;
d. Chair the Student’ Welfare Committee and appoint its members; and,
e. Head the Internal Affairs Committee and conceptualize programs and projects and plan activities with the Year Level Representative; and,
f. Perform such other duties assigned by the SSG.


Sec. 3 The Secretary shall have the following functions:

a. Keep accurate records of the minutes and document proceedings of every meeting;
b. Keep a file of all pertinent documents and papers of the SSG and make them accessible to the studentry;
c. Call and prepare all notices of meetings;
d. Head the Student Government Secretariat; and,
e. Perform such other duties assigned by the SSG.


Sec. 4 The Treasurer shall have the following duties:

a. Keep all financial records of the SSG;
b. Serve as the disbursing officer of all SSG’s funds;
c. Prepare annual budget of the SSG;
d. Prepare financial reports every month, after an activity, and at the end of the term;
e. Formulate pertinent financial guidelines for the organizations;
f. Head the Financial Committee; and,
g. Perform such other duties assigned by the SSG.


Sec. 5 The Auditor shall have the following duties:

a. Certify the Legitimacy and correctness of the disbursement of funds;
b. Audit all expenditures of the SSG funds;
c. Assist the Treasurer in formulating guidelines and reports;
d. Keep and update inventory of all the SSG’s property;
e. Act as the assistant head of the Financial Committee; and,
f. Perform such other duties assigned by the SSG.


Sec. 6 The Public Information Officer shall have the following duties:

a. Popularize the thrusts and objectives of the SSG;
b. Build and maintain a credible image of the SSG;
c. Take charge in the promotion of SSG projects and activities;
d. Head the Publicity Committee; and,
e. Perform such other duties assigned by the SSG.


Sec. 7 The Peace Officer shall have the following duties:

a. Help the presiding officer to maintain peace and order during meetings;
b. Act as disciplinary officer, if needed;
c. Maintain peace and order within the premises of the school;
d. Act as chief peace officer and over all Sergeant-at-Arms of subordinate organizations and classes; and,
e. Perform such other duties assigned by the SSG.


Sec. 8 The Year Level Chairperson/s shall have the following duties, apart from duties enumerated in Section 9:

a. Act as the year level head coordinator of all SSG programs and projects in his/her year level.


Sec. 9 The Year Level Representative/s shall have the following duties:

a. Represent his/her year level in all of the meetings of the SSG;
b. Serve as the grievance desk for their respective year level;
c. Conceptualize and implement programs and projects for their respective year level;
d. Assist in effective implementation of SSG’s programs and projects; and,
e. Perform such other duties assigned by the SSG.

Article X
Standing Committees in the Supreme Student Government

Sec. 1 There shall be seven (7) standing committees in SSG; namely, he Executive
Committee, Internal Affairs Committee, Secretariat Committee, Finance Committee,
Publicity Committee, Students’ Welfare Committee and the Anti-Drug Abuse and Youth
Smoking Prevention Committee. Members of each committee in the SSG shall be appointed
by the President from among the officers of the homeroom organizations upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the committee.

Sec. 2 The Executive Committee shall be headed by the President and shall act as the administrative arm of the SSG.

Sec. 3 The Internal Affairs Committee shall be headed by the Vice President and shall take charge of all matters regarding the members of the SSG and their functions.

Sec. 4 The Secretariat shall be headed by the Secretary and shall be the official work group
of the SSG.

Sec. 5 The Finance Committee shall be headed by the Treasurer and shall be assisted by
the Auditor. This committee shall take charge of all monetary matters and properties of SSG.

Sec. 7 The Students Welfare Committee shall be headed by the Peace Officer and shall look after the rights of the students and act upon their comments.

Sec. 8 The Anti-Drug Abuse and Youth Smoking Prevention Committee shall be headed by
a person appointed by the President and shall implement programs and projects on drug
abuse and youth smoking prevention.


Article XI
Standing Committees in the Supreme Student Government

Sec. 1 There shall be a homeroom class organization in every section composed of officers parallel to the organizational structure of the SSG.

Sec. 2 The homeroom class organization shall be responsible in implementing programs and projects of each class.

Sec. 3 The homeroom class organization shall assist the SSG in implementing its programs
and projects.


Article XII
Coordinating Council of Campus Co-Curricular Organizations

Sec. 1 The Coordinating Council shall be headed by the President of the Supreme Student Government as the Chairperson.

Sec. 2 The Coordinating Council shall be composes of the different Presidents of all
recognized legitimate campus co-curricular organizations.

Sec. 3 The Coordinating Council shall have the following functions:

a. Coordinate school-wide activities, which need the participation and involvement of the studentry
b. Provide a consultative mechanism and support for implementation of the various programs and projects of all co-curricular organizations
c. Plan programs and synchronize student activities in the Campus


Sec. 4 The Coordinating Council shall meet upon notice of the Chairperson or upon request of any of its members or as often as the council may deem necessary.


Article XIII
Supreme Student Government Adviser

Sec. 1 The SSG Adviser must be a Social Studies teacher designated by the Principal.

Sec. 2 The SSG Adviser shall monitor all programs, projects, activities and meetings of the
SSG at all times.


Article XIV
Commission on Elections

Sec. 1 The Commission on Elections, herein referred to as the SSG COMELEC, shall be established within forty-five days before the day of election.

Sec. 2 The SSG COMELEC shall be the only agency that will manage the electoral process, including the campaign.

Sec. 3 The SSG COMELEC shall be composed of eleven (11) members represented by each year level who do not have vested interest in the election, or in any way related to any of the candidates, and who shall select a chairperson among themselves.

Sec. 4 The composition of the members shall be three (3) from the First Year Level (incoming Second Year), three (3) from the Second Year Level (incoming Third Year) and four (4) from
the Third Year Level (incoming Fourth Year).

Sec. 5 The members of the SSG COMELEC shall be appointed by the adviser of the SSG.

Sec. 6 The SSG COMELEC shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

a. Conduct fair, honest and systematic elections;
b. Validate the electoral proceedings and results;
c. Accept or revoke candidacy;
d. Proclaim the new set of officers;
e. Keep all pertinent election papers/documents;
f. Decide upon protest relative to the conduct and results of the elctions;
g. Prepare and distribute the necessary election paraphernalia, certificate of candidacy forms and other election related materials before, during and after the election; and,
h. Disqualify candidates who have violated any of the guidelines which have been promulgated.


Article XV
The General Assembly

Sec. 1 The General Assembly of the SSG shall be composed of all elected Homeroom Class Organization Presidents of the school.

Sec. 2 The General Assembly shall be a forum for information and consultations, which decisions shall be significantly considered.


Article XVI
Meetings and Quorum

Sec. 1 The SSG shall conduct regular meetings every first week of the month or as agreed
upon by the officers of the SSG.

Sec. 2 Special meetings of the SSG may be called upon by the President or by a majority of
the SSG officers.

Sec. 3 Majority of the officers of the SSH (50% + 1) shall constitute a quorum.

Sec. 4 Each officer of the SSG is entitled to only one vote.

Sec. 5 No proxy shall be allowed when voting.



Article XVII
Finance

Sec. 1 The SSG’s funds shall be classified into Trust funds and Special funds. The Trust funds shall consist of School Organization Fee, the amount of which shall be decided upon by the school administration in consultation and with the approval of the PTCA, and the Special funds are funds that come from donations, sponsorship, fund-raising projects or any amount derived from legitimate sources.

Sec. 2 The SSG can undertake fund-raising activities to subsidize its projects and activities.

Sec. 3 The organization can accept cash donations from any member or any public or private person or institution, for as long as it will not affect the integrity of the SSG.

Sec. 4 The SSG President and the Treasurer shall be the signatory of all fund disbursement of the SSG. All fund disbursements must be accompanied with an SSG resolution duly noted by the SSG Adviser.

Sec. 5 The SSG, through the Treasurer and the Auditor, shall promulgate financial guidelines for proper financial management.

Sec. 6 Funds of the SSG shall be audited at the end of the term, or at the end of every activity.


Article XVIII
Impeachment, Resignation and Vacancies

Sec. 1 The officers of the SSG may be impeached on the following grounds:

a. Culpable violation of the Constitution and By-laws;
b. Gross misconduct, violence to person in authority, negligence, and disloyalty to the cause of the SSG and the school;
c. Non-attendance in regular meetings for six (6) consecutive times; and,
d. Abuse or misuse of power and authority.


Sec. 2 Two-thirds (2/3) vote of the officers of the General Assembly shall be necessary to
decide after hearing a case of impeachment.

Sec. 3 The decision of the General Assembly shall be final. However, the officer charged shall
be informed twenty (20) days prior to his/her impeachment case proceedings, of the charge/charges against him/her, to afford the opportunity to be heard with or without counsel
in his/her defense.

Sec. 4 Resignation shall be in writing and subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.

Sec. 5 Any vacancy in any of the positions for the reason of death, resignation, impeachment, shall be filled subject to the recommendation of the SSG.

Sec. 6 Any vacancy in any of the position of the SSG shall be filled within thirty (30) days from the day the position is vacated through the same electoral procedure. The officer elected shall serve the remaining period.

Sec. 7 The SSG COMELEC shall manage the election of the vacated position.


Article XIX
Amendments

Sec. 1 This Constitution and By-laws may be amended or modified in full or in part once every five years from its official issuance through a DepEd Order or Memorandum. A majority vote of the whole studentry shall be needed to approve the amendment.

Sec. 2 Amendments to this Constitution and By-laws shall take effect immediately upon its ratification by the whole studentry.

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