Jerome B. Talon
With the interest to support Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP), student leaders from Eastern Samar State University (ESSU) set off to San Beda College Alabang to participate SCAP 10th National Congress last October 21-23, 2016.
Arjie O. Gongon, Supreme Student Government (SSC) Public Relation Officer; Hugo Aucena, Tertiary Student Government (TSG) Chairman; Raymond Aragon and Harold Daria from ESSU Guiuan and Mrs. Emelyn Malinao, adviser of FCO of the College of Engineering were sent to represent ESSU in the said congress.
Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP) is a national organization of student councils/governments and leaders established for substantive exchange of ideas, perspectives and concepts to reinvent the student movement.
SSC-TSG through SCAP has made another milestone in leading change in the student movement and in leaving a legacy of the new members towards social justice and social progress in the country. The organization invited student-leaders from different colleges and universities around the country to support their plans and ideas.
Aptly themed “Leading Change and Leaving Legacy”, the congress was collectively filled with topics with national issues and concerns which are relevant and timely in this current time. These are ‘Students Rights and Welfare’, ‘Reproductive Health’, ‘Mental Health’, ‘Federalism’ and ‘#Malaya’.
“The significance of attending that kind of congress is for me to develop my social being. Also my leadership capabilities and engaging myself in the different circumstances when it comes to leadership”, Gongon said.