Thirteen (13) student leaders and four (4) council advisers from the USeP Obrero and Tagum-Mabini campuses recently attended the 42nd Annual National Convention of Campus Advisers and 36th Annual National Convention for Student Leaders held from March 8 to 11, 2023, at the Baguio Teachers Camp in Baguio City, Philippines.
Themed “Connectivity 2022: LEAD through borderless community” Leadership Essentials, E-novation-driven, Adversity Resilience, Dynamic Energy”, the annual convention was participated in by more than 800 student leaders and advisers from all over the country. It was a valuable opportunity for the student leaders and council advisers to enhance their leadership skills, create networks with other student leaders from around the country, and gain insights into best practices for student governance.
The convention featured various activities, including plenary sessions, culture and arts competitions, and team-building exercises. These activities aimed to equip the participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to lead effectively in their respective schools and communities.
Aside from the personal and professional development of the attendees, the event also provided a platform for networking and collaboration among student leaders and council advisers. By connecting with peers from other campuses and sharing their experiences, the attendees were able to build relationships and explore new opportunities for cooperation and collaboration.
Student Regent Gabrielle Sophia L. Tamula, President of the University Student Government (USG), expressed her appreciation for the opportunity provided by the convention. “PACSA 2023 for me was a valuable and fun learning experience. It is a privilege to be provided with an opportunity to build stronger bonds with my colleagues from USeP, form network and connections with fellow leaders and known individuals across the archipelago,” she said.
Council advisers who joined the students in the convention are Dr. Daisy T. Besing of the USG, Mr. Robert C. Satorre of the Obrero Student Council (OSC), and Mr. Rizalino dela Torre and Ms. Bridgette Lucille Aline S. Catalan of Tagum and Mabini Student Council, respectively.
The event’s theme emphasized the importance of borderless communities and connectivity- recognizing the need for leaders to be adaptable, resilient, and innovative in navigating today’s rapidly changing world. With the insights and skills gained from the convention, the student leaders and council advisers of USeP are better equipped to lead their schools and communities toward a brighter future. (Robert C. Satorre)