The XU-CSG Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) and the Students' Rights and Welfare Commission (STRAW) play a big role in settling cont...

Supreme Court and STRAW engage in a Moot Court during the 30th EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary

The XU-CSG Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) and the Students' Rights and Welfare Commission (STRAW) play a big role in settling controversies within the student government. The SCC, as the branch granted with judiciary powers, have the authority to hear, and try cases brought upon the High Court. On the other hand the STRAW Commission is responsible for the pursuance and strict observance of the XU Magna Carta of Student’s Rights, Responsibilities, and Welfare. The same Commission has been granted by the authors of the Rules of Court, the role of Legal Counsels (or Oralist, in the student government context). 

Last 25 February 2017, the members of the three (3) student government offices assembled to be trained to fulfill their respective roles inside a Court Room. 


Atty. Shidik Abantas during his talk on Conducting a Hearing and Trial



The main speaker for the event was Atty. Shidik Zed T. Abantas, former Prime Minister for the Ateneo Debate Circle back in 2008, and is currently the Legal Officer for the Mindanao State University System.

After the talk, the assembly then was divided into two groups in order for everybody to fulfill their roles during the Moot Court session that shall follow after the working break. 

The Court Room being setup...

What is a Moot court? It is an extracurricular activity at many law schools in which participants take part in simulated court proceedings, usually involving drafting written submissions and then participating in oral argument. Typically students are provided with a hypothetical fact scenario which raises various legal issues, and are allocated as counsel for one of the parties to the dispute. Students are required to research the relevant legal principles and then present a case in favour of their allocated side. During the course of oral argument, students are asked questions by the bench concerning the merits of their arguments. The adjudicators can be academics, lawyers, or other students. (Source: Wikipedia)

Below is the sample case that shall be discussed by both groups, this was drafted by Atty. Abantas himself:



The case concerns constitutional matters, thus as provided by the Rules of Court 1112, the case should be heard en banc.

The first session was then presided by ASC Justice, Hon. Klahrinz William Catubig acting as Chief Justice, with him is ACES Justice, Hon. Junard Jason Vequiso and Senior High School's First Chief Justice, Hon. Maya Asuero.







The second session was presided by CSSC Justice(and Senior Justice), Hon. Raphael Erick Marcial, with him is TG Justice, Hon. Kate Mary Queen Ebonia and a Justice from Senior High.





Atty. Abantas guided everyone all throughout the Moot Court.

The activity then concluded by the awarding of the Certificate of Appreciation to Atty. Abantas and as well as a photo-op session with everyone.

(From left to right; SHS Chief Justice Maya Asuero, STRAW Chief Jonathan Hamilton, SCC Chief Justice, Mhenard Ubay-ubay)


Truly, it was an afternoon with a lot of insights gained, and skills developed. With the completion of the joint event, is a step further into the unified vision of the Supreme Constitutional Court, to have a judicial system that keeps improving to better serve the XU Student Body.


Note: No budget of the Supreme Constitutional Court was spent for this event. Snacks and honorarium are contributed by the Students' Rights and Welfare Commission.

For the first time ever in the history of XU Elections, the CSG Electoral Commission will pursue wireless voting for Botar Atenista. Wi-F...

ELECOM launches Wireless Voting for Botar Atenista 2017


For the first time ever in the history of XU Elections, the CSG Electoral Commission will pursue wireless voting for Botar Atenista. Wi-Fi spots will be set-up around campus to serve as new voting precincts, and students are just required to get a token from designated volunteers and they may vote using their mobile device.

This is part of the commission's thrust towards attaining a larger voters' turnout for Botar Atenista 2017.

As part of their mandate to ensure transparency and accountability in all student government operations, the CSG Commission on Audit conduct...

Commission on Audit conducts spot audits on CSG and College Councils

As part of their mandate to ensure transparency and accountability in all student government operations, the CSG Commission on Audit conducted spot audits on CSG and all college councils. This is in line with the mandate provided to them by the 1996 Local Government Code which empowers them to conduct spot audits.


Part of the spot audit is to check financial records, audit of inventory, and other checks to ensure that control measures are still being implemented by the college council/CSG.


For CSG, the spot audit was conducted by CSG CoA Chief Commissioner Jasmine Endab, along with staff auditors from the Commission on Audit. In behalf of the CSG, Budget and Finance Secretary Kathleen Suarez and CSG Treasurer Christine Jungoy were also present.

Last 11 February, in celebration of STRAW Month, we conducted an interview with Mr Edison Sasoy, VP For Administration, on the Univers...

REPLAY: Live Interview with Mr Edison Sasoy, VP for Admin, for STRAW Month



Last 11 February, in celebration of STRAW Month, we conducted an interview with Mr Edison Sasoy, VP For Administration, on the University Facilities and Services. Moderating the interview is Aage Benedict Maneja, UNITASS President and Project Head of Ask Series.

Interviews are also scheduled for OSA Director Ivanell Subrabas, and VP for Acad Fr Rene Tacastacas SJ.

Watch the replay here:

Last 11 February, in celebration of STRAW Month, we conducted an interview with Engr Lenie Ong on the University Finances and the poss...

REPLAY: Live Interview with Engr Lenie Ong for STRAW Month



Last 11 February, in celebration of STRAW Month, we conducted an interview with Engr Lenie Ong on the University Finances and the possibility of a tuition fee increase. Moderating the interview is Aage Benedict Maneja, UNITASS President and Project Head of Ask Series.

Interviews are also scheduled for VP for Admin Ed Sasoy, OSA Director Ivanell Subrabas, and VP for Acad Fr Rene Tacastacas SJ.

Watch the replay here:

Last 6 February, the Central Student Government Office of the Vice President conducted The Xavier Congress 2016: Second Session with the t...

OVP and 23rd Directorate conduct TXC 2016: Second Session



Last 6 February, the Central Student Government Office of the Vice President conducted The Xavier Congress 2016: Second Session with the theme "Fostering studentry through legislation."



In the morning, speakers Sean Jared Lastimoso (former CSG Vice President) and Atty James Judith (former CSG President) emphasized the need of good legislation, and focused on how legislation can usher forth good governance. In the afternoon, the delegates debated on various proposed resolutions.



New to this year's Xavier Congress is the participation of Senior High Students, who were exposed to the procedures of legislation.



Resolutions passed during the congress will be passed to the 23rd Directorate, who will then determine whether the resolution will be further pursued.



The Xavier Congress 2016: Second Session was made possible by the efforts of the XU-CSG Office of the Vice President headed by Vice President Caryl Dorothy Dablio and Project Head Audrey Theresse Yu.

Last 4 February, the Computer Studies Student Council in collaboration with the Central Student Government conducted a Photoshop Workshop at...

CSSC and CSG partner for Photoshop Workshop

Last 4 February, the Computer Studies Student Council in collaboration with the Central Student Government conducted a Photoshop Workshop at Lab G.

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The project aimed to train a new breed of designers who would be willing and able to address the Photoshop design needs of the community. Speaking for the event was CSG Communications Associate Secretary Nicko Abapo.