Student Government in the Philippines

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Student Government Program
Supreme Pupil Government (elementary)
Supreme Student Government (secondary)
Programa para sa Pamahalaan ng mga Mag-aaralKataas-taasang Pamahalaan ng mga Mag-aaral
Abbreviation SGP/SPG/SSGa
Formation 2003 (Supreme Student Government institutionalized)
2014 (Supreme Pupil and Supreme Student Governments unified and institutionalized)
Type Student Government (Supreme Pupil Government in elementary schools and Supreme Student Governments in secondary schools of the Philippines)
Headquarters DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
Location
Region served
All regions, except ARMM
Membership
all enrolled elementary and secondary students in regions stated aboveb
Official language
English, Filipino
Key people
Joey G. Pelaez, former DepEd-Center for Students and Co-curricular Affairs Executive Director
Rizalino D. Rivera, DepEd Undersecretary for Regional Operations
Parent organization
Department of Education - Office of the Undersecretary for Regional Operations

The Student Government Program (SGP) is the Philippines' program for pupil governments in elementary schools student governments in secondary schools of the Department of Education, under the Office of the Undersecretary for Regional Operations. It is the foremost co-curricular student organization authorized to implement pertinent programs, projects, and activities in Philippine schools as mandated by the Department of Education.

The Philippines has a complex student union with different names such as student government, the term used in all public secondary schools and some of the universities and/or colleges and student council for most of the colleges/universities.

History[edit]

The Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs (CSCA) was established in 1996 in order to further facilitate co-curricular work of student councils in the country. In 2003, the Supreme Student Governments were institutionalized starting with the establishment of the National Federation of Supreme Student Governments (NFSSG) with David Maulas of Bohol as its first National Federation President elected during the 1st National Leadership Training for Student Government Officers (NLTSGO). An institutionalized Constitution and By Laws of the Supreme Student Governments were enforced through a Department Order No. 43, s. 2005, then revised in 2009 as per Department Order No. 79, s. 2009. The last set of National Federation officers were elected September 2012 with Raja Barber of Oriental Mindoro as the last National Federation President. In 2014, through Department Order No. 47, s. 2014 the Constitution and By-Laws of Supreme Pupil Governments in elementary schools and Supreme Student Governments in secondary schools around the country were unified. This marks the year where the Supreme Pupil Governments are institutionalized. Currently the program is now under the Office of the Undersecretary for Regional Operations.

Notes[edit]

a SGP - Student Government Program; SPG - Supreme Pupil Government; SSG - Supreme Student Government
b All bona fide students enrolled are considered as members of the SPG/SSG as stated in Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Supreme Pupil Government and Supreme Student Government in Elementary and Secondary Schools.

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