Accidents do happen sometimes but one can escape from the expenses that may arise due to the accident through insurance. Thus, the Supreme Student Council (SSC) proposed for an insurance system.

On January 26, 2018, SSC held a consultation assembly regarding   the   proposed   insurance   system.   Some   400 students attended this assembly held at Henry V.  Kong Gymnasium.    Despite    the    very    extensive    discussions, majority of the students supported the proposal.  Most importantly, MSU-TCTO    administration    approved    and supported it.

During the consultation, students were also oriented on the Insurance   System.   The   Philippine   Red   Cross   Tawi-Tawi Chapter, the only insurance provider present during the consultation presented also their proposal.  Ms.  Diana A. Amilasan, Officer-in-Charge of the Red Cross, discussed the very   important   features   and   benefits   of   becoming   a member of the Philippine Red Cross.  She also mentioned the amount that members need to pay and the benefits. Ms. Amilasan emphasized that becoming a member of Red Cross may not only benefit the members himself/herself, but also other people who are in need of its help.  “The Philippine    Red    Cross    has    truly    become    the    premier humanitarian organization in the country, committed to provide quality life-saving services that protect the life and dignity, especially    of    indigent    Filipinos    in    vulnerable situations,” she said. According to Prof.  Benecito Maratas,  Vice  Chancellor  for Academic   Affairs,   there   is   a   memorandum   from   the Commission  on  Higher  Education  (CHED)  providing  that students  are  not  allowed  to  have  off-campus  activities  if they have no insurance.

Aside from the insurance system, the issuance of a new valid MSU-TCTO Alumni I.D. a project proposal of the Office of the Director for Alumni Relations (ODAR) in collaboration with SSC, was also brought to the attention of the students. The   proposal   also   received   approval   of   the   majority especially from the graduating students.

By Ayesha A. Hadjail

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