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