On 13 January 2017, ELECOM Chief Commissioner Ronne Ambulo extended the filing for Certificates of ...

ELECOM extends filing of Certificates of Candidacy

On 13 January 2017, ELECOM Chief Commissioner Ronne Ambulo extended the filing for Certificates of Candidacy for Botar Atenista 2017. This is due to the national holiday declared on 2 January, and the requirement by law that fifteen (15) days be the maximum days set for filing of candidacy.

Full memo can be found below.


On 11 January 2017, the Academic Council, the academic policy making body of the University compo...

Highlights on the Academic Council Meeting for January 2017


On 11 January 2017, the Academic Council, the academic policy making body of the University composed of the Deans and the Academic Vice President, met at AVR 8 for its regular meeting. Representing the student body is Edison Lacea, President of XU-CSG.

Among others, the academic council discussed the new instrument for Faculty Evaluation by students. Last November, with the help of the XU-CSG Department of Academic Affairs, Dr Jovelyn Delosa (Chairman of Ad-hoc Committee on the Instrument for Faculty Evaluation by Students) conducted a consultation on the proposed new tool with students from six colleges. Dr Delosa presented the results of the consultation during the meeting, noting that students commented the new tool was lengthy and comprehensive. However, the students consulted also noted that as long as the value of the evaluation tool is made clear, then students should be able to answer the tool accurately.

The new instrument for Faculty Evaluation by students will have impact on the 360 evaluation of Faculty which will be implemented once all instruments have been finalized. Currently, student evaluations do not have impact on the overall evaluations of teachers, and is used primarily for ranking and promotion.

The Academic Council also tackled XU's prospective application for Institutional Accreditation to PAASCU. Fr Pabayo, new Quality Management Office Director, outlined the requirements for Institutional Accreditation and pointed out that XU is able to meet all requirements for the said accreditation.

There have also been talks on the new General Education Curriculum of XU following the K-12 Transition. Some courses have been identified to be part of the new GEC of XU, however discussions will still follow.

The Magna Carta of Students' Rights and Responsibilities empowers the XU-CSG to represent the student body to various administrative policy-making bodies, including the Academic Council.

Through the initiative of the Department of Budget and Finance, the following is the Cash Flows of the XU Central Student Government from 31...

XU-CSG Midyear Cash Flow Report

Through the initiative of the Department of Budget and Finance, the following is the Cash Flows of the XU Central Student Government from 31 March 2016 to 31 October 2016:



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Team XU-CSG with John Nery, EIC of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. From L-R: JM Sepe (CSG Buklod Ambassador), Edison Lacea (CSG President),...

XU-CSG participates in 33rd Buklod Atenista Midyear Conference

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Team XU-CSG with John Nery, EIC of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. From L-R: JM Sepe (CSG Buklod Ambassador), Edison Lacea (CSG President), John Nery (INQ EIC), Sean Llenos (DSLD Secretary), and Glophet Garrido (AECO Deputy Convener)
Last 18 to 22 December, the XU-CSG participated in the 33rd Buklod Atenista Midyear Conference at Ateneo de Manila University. The congress brought together the student governments of Ateneo de Davao University, Ateneo de Manila University, Ateneo de Naga University, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, and Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan for a five day congress with the theme "Papailanglang: Tungo sa Makabago, Matatag, at Maspinagkaisang Alyansang Buklod Atenista."

Buklod Atenista, the alliance of the Jesuit tertiary student governments, has become an avenue for the different student governments to converge action on various social issues, including the AFARM initiative and HIV/AIDS initiatives. The alliance was also active during the AdZU Fire (CSG collected funds to help AdZU) and also during the Davao bombings.

John Nery, EIC of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, shared his experiences during the first Inter-Ateneo Colloquium convened by Xavier University in 1982. At the time, XU-CSG was non-existent (CSG was established in 1984) and Buklod Atenista aided in the formation of CSG. At the time, they discussed the various issues which marred the Marcos era (in particular, censorship), and they shared best practices of the various Ateneo student governments.

Nery stressed the fact that Buklod Atenista was a movement "founded in the peripheries", and emphasized that this is crucial in understanding the charism of Buklod. Nery furthermore called on the congress to embrace the power of the peripheries, and create programs and policies towards that end.

Final Vision Statement of Buklod Atenista

During the Midyear Conference, the alliance finalized its vision and mission statements, and plotted its course for the coming year. The vision and restructuring was made possible with the help of Ateneo CODE (Consultants for Organizational Development and Empowerment).

XU-CSG shouldered the plane fare, transportation, and registration fees of the delegation.

As part of the Department of Student Services and Campus Development's mandate, the Campus Dev...

DSSCD ends year with inspection of classrooms



As part of the Department of Student Services and Campus Development's mandate, the Campus Development team of DSSCD conducted classroom inspections to check for defects on classroom facilities.

The team checked whether ceiling fans, lights and other facilities were fully functional. The findings will later be lobbied to the Physical Plant Office for action.

The Ateneo Good Governance and Leadership Academy (AGGLA), formerly known as the Ateneo Good Governance Development Academy, was formally ...

AGGLA relaunches with 33 fellows

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The Ateneo Good Governance and Leadership Academy (AGGLA), formerly known as the Ateneo Good Governance Development Academy, was formally relaunched last August with 33 fellows answering the call to serve in student governance.

As the premier student formation program of the Central Student Government, AGGLA aims to form student leaders with the necessary competence and background in student governance. AGGLA is composed of five modules (MAGIS) which will form the fellows with the ideals of Jesuit leadership coupled with the protocols and necessary skills needed for governance.

AGGLA conducted its Modules M and A last September and November respectively. Module G recently concluded with an exposure to City Hall and Parliamentary Procedure training.

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AGGLA is a program administered by the XU-CSG Department of Student Leadership and Development. For further updates on the program, visit its Facebook page at fb.me/AGGLABatch3

Mga ka-CSG! After a few months of setting up and developing this webpage, it is with great ...

Welcome to #KaCSG!


Mga ka-CSG!

After a few months of setting up and developing this webpage, it is with great pleasure that we announce that we launch #KaCSG, the official online platforms of the Xavier University - Central Student Government.

We will be updating this page from time to time to bring you up to date on the happenings in the student government. From event happenings to project proposals, this website can be a valuable resource students wishing to find out what's been going on in the CSG or for volunteers who are looking for a one stop shop for their project management needs.

As we continuously update this page, you may also refer to our other online platforms, particularly Facebook (facebook.com/CSG.XU) or Twitter (@XUCSG).

Here's to greater engagement and increased transparency!

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