Monday, June 13, 2011

AUP Constituency Meeting; Election of Board of Trustees and Administrative Officers


“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”  C. S. Lewis

Moro-Moro - Act II
AUP Constituency Meeting; Election of Board of Trustees and Administrative Officers
12 April 2011
Constituency Meeting
April 12, 2011, 9:00 A.M.
Finster Chapel
AUP, Puting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite
Worksheet for Election of AUP Board

Election Result - Board of Trustees


SELECTED PORTIONS
Amended By-laws of the
Adventist University of the Philippines
of Seventh-day Adventists, Inc.
February 16, 2011

Abridged form distributed to constituents on April 13, 2011 

Amended By-laws of the
Adventist University of the Philippines
Of Seventh-day Adventists, Inc.
February 16, 2011

ARTICLE I
RELATIONSHIPS
The Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) is under the North Philippine Union Conference (NPUC) and Southern Asia-Pacific Division of the General of Seventh-day Adventists (SSD), a world church organization; and all purposes, policies, and procedures of this educational institution shall be in harmony with the working policies and procedures of the North Philippine Union Conference and the Southern Asia-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists. This institution shall pursue the mission of the Chuch in harmony with the doctrines, programs, and initiatives adopted and approved by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in its quinquennial session.

ARTICLE II
CONSTITUENCY FORMATION, SEARCH COMMITTEE, ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS, AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
Section 1. Constituency Formation
A. The constituency of Adventist University of the Philippines shall be composed of all the members of the Executive Committee of the North Philippine Union Conference (NPUC), the SSD Director and Associate Director/s of Education, the incumbent presidents of the AWESNA, EASNAC, and of the AUP mother alumni chapter, all the administrative officers and deans of schools/colleges in NPUC tertiary, educational institutions, and twenty (20) additional members chosen by the NPUC Executive Committee who will serve for the quinquennium.
B. After the regular quinquennial session of NPUC, the members of the NPUC Executive Committee, the SSD Director and Association Directors of Education and the incumbent presidents of AWESNA, EASNAC, and of the AUP mother alumni chapter, upon call by the NPUC president and presided by the same, shall meet inside the AUP campus for the purpose of electing the twenty (20) additional members of the AUP constituency. The additional twenty (20) should be Seventh-day Adventist Church members in good standing, selected with a fair representation from the following sectors:
1. Faculty of AUP who have served the university not less than five years, one of whom is the elected representative chosen by the faculty
2. Employees of Adventist institutions with educational background
3. Lay persons with education, health care or business expertise
Section 2. Search Committee
A. Prior to the composition of a new AUP constituency, and at least ninety days (90) before the expiration of the term of the incumbent AUP officers, the current AUP board shall initiate and form a search committee which shall be composed of no less than five (5) members comprising of the following:
1. The Education Director of NPUC who shall act as chairman, or in his absence, the BOT Chairman may appoint a substitute until such time that the Education Director reassumes the chairmanship;
2. An education superintendent and/or director of missions and conferences;
3. An officer from a sister Higher Educational Institution (HEI) in NPUC;
4. An AUP faculty member with a rank of at least associate professor;
5. A non-AUP denominational employee; and
6. A non-denominationally employed person who is an AUP alumnus/alumna.
B. The search committee shall conduct a search of potential candidates for the incoming officers of AUP based on the criteria set by the AUP Board.
C. The search committee shall prioritize the ascertainment of the academic and non-academic member of the AUP academe as to their preferences on who may be the University officers.
D. The search committee shall submit to the new NPUC president a record of its proceedings, all supporting documents, and a list of qualified Seventh-day Adventist members in good standing from which a pool of candidates for the incoming AUP officers may be obtained. The said list shall, at best, be recommendatory in nature and the same will not preclude the AUP constituency from selecting other equally qualified candidates outside the list submitted by the search committee.
Section 3. Election and Composition of AUP Board of Trustees
A. After its membership completion as stated in Section 1, hereof, the AUP constituency, upon call by the NPUC president and presided by the same, and meeting inside the AUP campus, shall elect from among its membership members of the AUP board of Trustees.
B. The following are nominees for election to the Board of Trustees: the NPUC President; NPUC Executive Secretary; NPUC Treasurer; NPUC Education Director; President of CLC; and the SSD Director or Associate Director of Education (who will serve co-terminus with the tenure of their position/office in NPUC, CLC, and SSD); one of the presidents of the other missions and conference serving on a one-year rotation basis; an alumni representative from either Alumni of Western North America (AWESNA), Eastern North America Chapter (EASNAC) if qualified under Philippine laws, or AUP Alumni mother chapter, (each serving on a 20-month term); four professionals and (qualified Seventh-day Adventists, non-denominationally employed and denominational employees in regular standing are to be elected as trustees of the AUP board on a rotating basis with a two-and-a-half-year term); AUP President; the Vice President for Academics; and an AUP faculty representative serving for a one-year term with his replacement voted by the faculty.
C. Absent constituency members are disqualified from being elected to the Board of Trustees.
Section 4. Election of the University Administrators – Upon constitution of the AUP Board of Trustees, the chairman shall call a meeting for the purpose of electing the university administrators all of whom shall serve for a term of five years unless removed by the Board for cause before the expiration of their respective terms, or until their successors are elected and qualified: (1) the President of the university, (2) the Vice President for Academics, (3) the Vice President for Finance, and (4) the Vice President for Student Services. Should removal for cause occur, the substitute elected to fill the vacancy shall serve only the unexpired term.

ARTICLE III
THE CONSTITUENCY
Section 1. The duties of the constituency shall be:
a. To hold meetings and receive reports from the Board of Trustees;
b. To define overall principles governing the institution;
c. To elect quinquennially a board of Trustees charged with the overall responsibility of the institution during the ensuing quinquannial period. If the election of trustees cannot be held for any valid cause, the election is to be held at a special meeting as soon thereafter as may be conveniently possible.
Section 2. Annual Meeting – The annual meeting of the constituency members shall be held at the principal office of the corporation, that is inside the AUP campus on the third Monday of March. The President shall render his annual report to the constituency members regarding the activities of the corporation. 
Section 3. Special Meeting – As the need arises, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees shall call for a special meeting of the constituency members on his instance, or upon the written request of the AUP President or of at least five (5) members of the constituency.
Section 4. Notices – Notices of the time and place of annual and special meetings of the constituency shall be given either by personal service, cellphone texting, email, fax, special delivery mail or any other means of community, at least two (2) weeks before the date set for such meeting. The notice of every special meeting shall state briefly the purpose or purposes of the meeting.
Section 5. Quorum – A majority (50% + 1) of all the members of the constituency shall constitute a quorum and a majority of such quorum may decide any question at the meeting, except those matters where the Corporation Code requires the affirmative vote of the greater proportion.
Section 6. Order of Business – The order of busness at the annual meeting of the constituency members shall be as follows:
a. Proof of presence of a quorum;
b. Reading and approval of the minutes of the previous annual meeting;
c. Unfinished business;
d. Report of the President;
e. Other matters.

ARTICLE IV
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Section 1. Governance – The Board of Trustees shall govern the affairs and businesses of the corporation and shall exercise general control over its properties. Each of the fifteen (15)members of the Board of Trustees must be in good standing in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The moment he/she ceases to be in good standing in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, he/she shall automatically cease to be a Trustee. Removal of a trustee from membership in the North Philippine Union Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventist shall automatically mean removal from the Board of Trustees of the Corporation.
Section 2. The duties of the Board of Trustees shall be:
a. To ensure that the educational institution is operating within the church guidelines with strong spiritual emphasis and compliant to regulatory and statutory requirements.
b. To control the business of the institution and exercise all of the powers, rights and privileges permitted to be exercised by the Trustees of a non-stock, non-profit higher educational institution under the law, except as limited by the Articles of Incorporation of these Bylaws.
c. To provide for the development and review of the philosophy, mission and vision statements and governing policies.
d. To accept legal and financial responsibility for the operation of the institution and the conduct of its business.
e. To appoint quinquennially, to approve the job descriptions, and to evaluate annually the following employees of the institution: 
President
Vice Presidents
f. To approve a fee structure for the institution.
g. To require and monitor a business plan, approve the annual budget and review the financial performance of the institution.
h. To appoint an Administrative Committee, President’s Council and approve other University committees.
i. To provide strategic direction for the long term viability of the institution and to approve its strategic plan.
j. To approve major business transactions of the institution such as land purchases, new buildings, major alterations, purchases of expensive equipment, etc., within the bounds of the terms of reference set by the Board.
k. To require and monitor a quality improvement process.
l. To receive gifts, annuities and other assets on behalf of the institution.
m. To provide for trustee education and self evaluation
n. To maintain ongoing contacts with community leadership.
o. To develop and maintain foundation affairs of the institution for fund development.
p. To hold regular meetings at least twice a year.
q. To appoint an Executive Committee of the Board to carry out the responsibilities of the Board between scheduled meetings.
r. To appoint the faculty and staff and conduct a periodic review of their performance.
s. To require that the faculty establish mechanisms designed to assure the achievement and maintenance of Seventh-day Adventist Church standards of education.
t. To remove officers, approve, and terminate employment of university personnel.
u. To exercise such powers and perform such functions conferred upon it by the law and the denominational policies. 
Section 3. Inventory – The board shall have a complete inventory taken annually of the properties and assets of the corporation.
Section 4. Annual Audit – The board shall have its books audited annually, and shall also submit to the constituency members annually, financial reports of its receipts and disbursements, assets and liabilities, losses and gains, and a complete operating budget for the ensuing year for approval.
Section 5. Vacancies – Vacancies in the membership of the Board of Trustees caused by death, disqualification, resignation, removal, or otherwise, shall be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining members thereof, and the member so elected shall hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of the member whose place is left vacant.
Section 6. Term of Office of Trustees – Other than those being referred to in Section 3, Article II of the By-laws, the trustees shall hold office for five (5) years and until their successors are duly elected and qualified. Should removal for cause occur, the substitute elected to fill the vacancy shall serve only the unexpired term.

ARTICLE VIII
OFFICERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE CORPORATION
Section 1. Officers – The officers of the corporation are the NPUC President as Chairman, the NPUC Executive Secretary as Vice Chairman, a Corporate Secretary to be assumed in concurrent capacity by the Vice-President for Academics, and the NPUC Treasurer as Corporate Treasurer.
Section 2. Term of office – The corporate officer shall hold office for five years (5) and/or until their successors are duly elected and qualified. Should removal for cause occur, the substitute elected to fill the vacancy shall serve only the unexpired term.
Section 3. The Chairman – The Chairman of the Board of Trustees shall preside at all board meetings and at all meetings of the AUP constituency.
Section 4. The Vice-Chairman – In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman shall preside at all Board meetings and that of the AUP constituency.
Section 5. The President – The University President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation and shall exercise general management, supervision and control over all the colleges, departments and whatever agencies and instrumentalities that may be established by authority of the Board of Trustees in connection with the operation of AUP in all its aspects. He/She shall, with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Corporate Secretary, sign appointments, contracts and other documents, the execution of which has been authorized by the Board, and shall perform such additional duties as may from time to time be authorized or required by the Board of Trustees.
Section 6. The Corporate Secretary – The Corporate Secretary shall, with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the university President, sign appointments, contracts and other documents, the execution of which has been authorized by the Board; he/she shall keep the records of the corporation and shall be the custodian of the corporate seal. He/She shall keep accurate records of the corporation and shall be the custodian of the corporate seal. He/She shall keep accurate records of the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Trustees, and of the members of the AUP Constituency, as well as of the Executive Committee of the Board (EXECOM), and of the Administrative Committee (ADCOM), and shall perform such other duties as the Board may prescribe. The Corporate Secretary shall also be responsible for submitting annual reports of the corporation to the Securities and Exchange Commission and for other tasks required by or related to the same government body. The Board may appoint either a part time or full time Assistant Corporate Secretary who shall perform his/her duties and functions under the supervision and control of the Corporate Secretary.
Section 7. The Corporate Treasurer – The Corporate Treasurer shall have charge of the funds of the corporation and shall disburse them pursuant to the instructions of the Board of Trustees.

6 comments:

Lito said...

Definitely an improvement over the past. However:

First, there's still no student representative?

Second, the ratio of denominational employees to non-denominational lay trustees is still tipped in favor the former which is greater than 2:1 (10 vs <5 in light of the provision for the alternate rotation of 4 church employed /4 non-church employed trustees).

Third, AUP VPAA to serve as Corporate Secretary till 2015? Is this end of the term for all trustees? Per SEC recommendation, the ideal is for a lawyer to serve as both Corporate Secretary and as Compliance Officer. One question though: Who prepares the agenda and notifies trustees about the same? The AUP VPAA as Corp Secretary instead of the AUP President as CEO?

Church Employed Trustees
1.Chairman of the Board –NPUC President
2.Vice Chair of the Board- NPUC Executive Secretary
3.Corporate Treasurer – NPUC Treasurer
4.NPUC Department of Education – NPUC Education Director
5.SSD Department of Education-SSD Director or Associate Director of Education
6.Home field - President of CLC
7.One of the presidents of the other missions and conference

8. AUP President
9. Corporate Secretary – AUP VPAA until 2015

10. AUP Faculty Representative

Non-church Employed Trustees

11. An Alumni Ass'n Representative

12-15. Four non-denominationally employed or denominationally employed Seventh-day Adventists in regular standing with expertise in education, legal, health-care or business professions. 2½-years term/4 seats, with rotation among the 8 elected members.

To achieve the ideal balance of 1:1 church employed/non-employed, I suggest:

First, to let the 4 seats for non-denominational officials be reserved for non-church employed lay trustees. Period.

Second, is there a valid reason for the NPUC Exec Secretary and SSD Education/Asso Educ Director to be assigned permanent seats instead of as non-voting invitees?

Third, does it make sense to privilege the CLC president- as home field? What does that mean? I don't see why s/he can't take h/er turn along with the rest of the local mission/conference executives as trustee for a year with a provision to become a non-voting invitee for the rest of the full 5-year term for all trustees.

In sum, if the recommended changes were implemened, we shall have 2 (NPUC Exec Sec and SSD Educ Sec) + 1 (Home Field Conference Pres) + 2 (church employees) seats available strictly for laypersons. At the very least, if one of the above were to voluntarily yield h/er seat, the school would be able to to comply with the CHED requirement for a Student Ass'n representative on the board. Is it too much for us to hope this can happen?

Lito

Lito said...

Constructive Feedback

Re: AUP Constituency Meeting

Attendance:

1. 80 constituency members were chosen locally

2. 3 members were voted to the AUP constituency representing the alumni in the US, besides the alumni presidents of EASNAC and AWESNA who were automatic members of the AUP constituency based on the By-laws.

a. 1 out of 3 was able to attend ( Dan Dial & Vener Cabana could not make it)

b. 2 presidents were present

3. Total of 64 members were present on 04/12/2011 at the AUP constituency meeting.

Observations: Conduct of meeting

1. Constitution and By-laws including the guidelines and roles of constituency members were issued at the meeting.

2. A table indicating the number of representatives to the BOT was pre-designated as:



a. The NPUC president, NPUC secretary, NPUC Treasurer, NPUC Education director, SSD Education Director, and SCLC were pre designated as BOT members according to the by-laws.

i. SCLC was pre-designated to the BOT. Irrespective of its involvement in the past BOT, the constituency is voting representatives to the new BOT. This mission should have been treated just like the other missions taking their turns as representatives to the BOT.

b. The alumni presidents’ representation to the BOT (3 alumni presidents) to take turns, each one representing the alumni. (Their representation was decided between them for the year 2011 -2016).

· The constituency was not involved in deciding representations of the alumni presidents.

· Whether each alumni organization would be represented each time since US alumni come from the eastern and western regions of America.



c. The non-denominationally/denominationally employed lay members to the BOT. The representation was pre-designated into blocks of 4 representatives (2011-2013) and 4 representatives (2013-1026).

· The constituency was NOT involved in deciding the number of representatives from the lay members.

· Numbers were pre-designated when given to the constituency members.

· The constituency was given the opportunity to nominate candidates and given the chance to vote.

· The top four became members of the BOT on 04/12/11. The next four highest votes were placed to sit at the BOT for 2013-2016.



d. The AUP president, AUP VPAA, and (1) AUP faculty representative.



3. 14 members to the BOT sat at the past BOT meeting to elect the AUP president, VPAA, VP finance, VP student affairs.

Comments:

1. The AUP constituency according to the By-laws is chaired by the NPUC president. AUP was not represented in the conduct of the meeting. The co-chair was the NPUC secretary. Since the meeting was about AUP, the co-chair would have been the incumbent AUP president. ( this is just my perspective).

2. A question about the ratification of the new By-laws was not satisfactorily answered. Minutes of the meeting that approved and/or ratified the changes in the by-laws should have been readily available for AUP constituency information.

3. The chair and co-chair were expected to stay neutral and NOT to state comments to influence constituency members’ decision making.

4. Based on survey among AUP faculty as mandated by NPUC, Pastor Manalo received the highest choice. What good was it to do such a process when the person that received the highest vote

Based on survey was not even nominated to the constituency?

5. We, US alumni representatives were asked whether we have dual citizenship. What does our citizenship do as it relates to the academic progress of AUP? Let alone its infrastructure as a whole. We responded and said, we can easily get a dual citizenship. We go to the Philippine embassy in the morning, pay $50 dollars and get our dual citizenship in the afternoon. Does it matter?

Edna B. Domingo

Lito said...

From: joselito coo
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2011 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: aup election

I talked on the phone to a member of the original 24 constituents and he was surprised to learn his name was dropped along with other people who were in the original 24.. Subsequently, the constituency was reconstituted and expanded to 80 including all 29 (?) members of the NPUC ExCom... I was also told that Atty San Joaquin is very much aware of what's happening since he advises the administration. So, I guess he won't be able to speak on behalf of alumni. A few other people have spoken to me but are obviously relucant to come out in the open and wish to keep their comments private. There will be a meeting of mostly AWESNA alumni officers on Wed, with Jedd on webcam or skype joining in. My guess is many of them, not all, are resigned to just let go of the matter.

Lito

* * *

AUP CONSTITUENCY

A. NPUC Executive Committee

Note: This reflects the latest changes due to movements, i.e. Pastor Gayoba to AUP, Pastor Andoy from PAM to NPUC Ministerial Secretary, Pastor De Chavez from SCLC to NPUC Ex. Sec., Pastor Gabin to SCLC

Nephthali J. Mañez, Chairman;
Nelson D. de Chavez, NPUC Executive Secretary;
Romero A. Daquila, NPUC Treasurer;
Romeo T. Mangiliman, CLC President;
Arenelio A. Gabin, SCLC President;
Levi S. Payoyo, MPM President;
Elias R. Rafanan, NLM President;
Nestor D. Dayson, SLM President;
Daniel Malabad, PAM President;
Chuck Loreto O. Garcia, PAH President;
Nestor C. Rilloma, NLAC President;

Florante P. Ty, PPH President;
Nelson G. Castillo, NPUC Education Director;
Atemio Z. Jimenez, NPUC Publishing Director;
Modesto M. Adap, NPUC Stewarship/Trust Director;
Jose P. Orbe, Jr., NPUC Communication Director;
Israel P. Andoy, NPUCMinisterial Director;

Eliezer V. Alcoriza, CLC;
Margarito A. Amada, CLC;
Rodrigo C. Meneses, CLC;
Norberto de Vera Sr., MPM;
Loida Rillo, MPM;
Lemuel Astadan, NLM;
Renato Calla, NLM;
Aldin Brandy Andaya, SCLC;
Delia Castillo, SCLC;
Obed Tindugan, SLM;
Merma Quirab, SLM;
Charmaine Monteseven, PAM.

B. SSD

Lawrence Domingo, Educational Director, SSD;
Danny Rantung, Associate Educational Director, SSD

C. Jedd Pastor Villanueva, EASNAC President;
Alberto Bangingito, AWESNA President

D. AUP

Note: This does not reflect the recent appointments.

Edwin Balila, Dean College of Arts, Sciences and Technology;
Robert Borromeo, VP Finance;
Chito Castillo, VP student Affairs OIC (replaced by Rex Diamante);
Miriam Estrada, Dean College of Health;

Francisco D. Gayoba, President

Caesar Idaosos, Dean College of Education;
Susy Jael, Dean College of Nursing;
Merlyn Mendoza, Dean College of Business;

Miriam Narbarte, VPAA;
Robin Saban, Dean College of Theology;
Marissa Virgines, Dean College of Dentistry

E. NLAC

Arnulfo Castillo, School of Arts and Sciences;
Edwin Carpio, VP Students Services;
Roseller Delloro, VP Finance;
Claribel Dingoasen, VPAA;
Marylou Gandia, School of Nursing

F. NELAC

Patrocinia Abara, Director;
Henry Borromeo, Treasurer

G. NVAC

Salvador Molina, President;
Eulogio Zarsaga, Treasurer;
Zenaida Castardo, Dean Academic Affairs;
Winifrido Paez, Dean, Student Affairs

H. AUP Faculty

Julio Amurao, Asst. Prof. COT;
Leomer Batulayan, Asst. Prof, ERM Supervisor;
Romeo Barrios, Public Affairs, Marketing Director;
Moises de Ocampo, Asst. Prof, COT;
Rex Diamante, VP Student Services

I. Employees of Other Institutions

Alfredo Amada, President, CPAC;
Basilio Balayong, Lipa Adventist Academy;
Veneracion Cabana, Prof., MVC;
Reynaldo Cadapan, Director Education, CLC;
Wealthy Estrada, VP Sch. Adm. MAMC;
Bibly Macaya, President, MAMC;
Marilyn Mutuc, Dean, Academic Affairs, MAMC

J. Lay Persons from Various Fields

Lotte Blando, Taxation;
Vaughn Boquina, Education;
Crispin Bravo, Law;
Elias Cam, Education;
Rawslene Despojos, Law;
Edna Domingo, Healthcare;
Enrico Lanzanas, Law;
Yolanda Robles, Education

Lito said...

Of the seventy-five (75) members of the AUP constitutency, twelve (12) were absent, namely:

Pastor Modesto Adap, NPUC stewardship director;
Artemio Jimenez, NPUC Publishing;
Lemuel Astadan, NLM;
Renato Calla, NLM;
Loida Rillo, MPM;
Delia Castillo, SCLC;
Danny Rantung, SSD Asso. Educ. Dir.;
Henry Borromeo, NELAC Treas;
Veneracion Cabana, MVC;
Reynaldo Cadapan, CLC Educ Dir.;
Crispin Bravo, Lawyer;
Rawslene, Despojos, Lawyer

Lito said...

Sir: I received your email..it was just filtered by my box...i understand you were asking the question in general sent to so may concerns..and my reply is just a personal one..it may appear that it will not answer you whole inquiry. however if you want a piece of what went through by what i know a little..it would be better to call you personally through your phone or will write you later "for your information" only...God bless

--- On Fri, 6/5/11, joselito coo wrote:


From: joselito coo
Subject: 05 - AUP Elections: Another Look/4
To: FANDiscussion@yahoogroups.com
Cc: nelcas5@yahoo.com.ph, lspayoyo@yahoo.com, sailenanafar@yahoo.com, mangilimanr@yahoo.com, nddechavez@yahoo.com, ndaysonslmpres@yahoo.com, ipandoy@aiias.edu, joeorbe@me.com, chuckloreto@yahoo.com, ncrilloma@hotmail.com, bibly_macaya@yahoo.com, raborromeo@AUP.edu.ph, romebarry@yahoo.com, butchgarciaiii@yahoo.com
Received: Friday, 6 May, 2011, 3:24 PM

Lito said...

During the break in the proceedings, Atty San Joaquin remarked that the election was being rigged.

Additional info:

1. January 17, the following [twenty-four individuals] 24 were elected to constitute the aup constituency. THis took into consideration the instructions/guidelines set by Pastor Gayoba a portion of the letter you have published here: Pastor Nepthali J. Mañez Pastor Francisco D. Gayoba Mr. Romero A. Daquila Pastor Levi S. Payoyo Pastor Elias R. Rafanan Pastor Romeo T. Mangiliman Pastor Nestor D. Dayson Pastor Nelson D. de Chavez Pastor Israel P. Andoy Dr. Gladden O. Flores Dr. Miriam P. Narbarte Dr. Eliezer V. Alcoriza Dr. Bibly L. Macaya Dr. Robert A. Borromeo Dr. Chuck Loreto O. Garcia IV Dr. Reuel Narbarte Dr. Rex Diamante Pastor Jose P. Orbe, Jr. Dr. Butch Loreto O. Garcia Dr. Nestor C. Rilloma Pastor Nelson G. Castillo Pastor Salvador T. Molina Dr. Romeo Barrios Dr. Obed Tindugan

2. On March 17, the Jan 17 election was declared illegal (term used was placing the cart before the horse). The subsequent election resulted in the election of Drs. Dial, Edna Domingo and Vener in place of Drs Barrios, Ruel Narbarte and Butch Garcia (AUP Health Service Director)

3. Ammendment of the by-laws resulted in changing the composition of the constituency to 70+ with 20 additional to NPUC excom. A point was raised about the possibility of Drs. Barrios and Garcia filing TRO [for reason that] after being elected on Jan 17, they have served already as members of the constituency in the ammendment of the by-laws. Dr. Dial was no longer included because according to Pastor Manez, Dr. Dial informed him he would not be able to attend. Dr. Barrios was [then] reelected [to take the place of Dr. Dial]. Unfortunately nobody bothered to nominate Dr. Manalo. The additional 20 [constituents] From AUP: Leomer Batulayan Julio Amurao Rex Diamante Moises de Ocampo Romeo Barrios From other institutions: Veneracion Cabana Fred Amada Bibly Macaya Marlyn Mutoc Basilio Balayong Rey Cadapan Lay Persons: Enrico Lanzanas Yolanda Robles Rawslene Despojos Edna Domingo Vaughn Boaquina Elias Cam Crispin Bravo Lotte Blando

4. Dr. Edna Domingo and Dr. Cabana do not represents the alumni. Jedd V. and Albert B. fill that representation; Dr Edna as lay member and Dr Vener as employee of another SDA institution (MVC).

5. What made the BOT election rigged was the two items left out for the BOT to fill-up which supposedly should be the responisiblity of the constituency. In as much as nine (9) positions were to be occupied by the ex-officios, six (6) should have been elected from the floor. By virtue of being an NPUC exe-sec, Pastor Gayoba was a shoo-in to the BOT. yet Pastor Manez and Dr Gayoba insisted that two (2) positions be voted by the thirteen (13) BOT members. Was not this to ensure that Dr M Narbarte would get the corp. secretary post? Subsequent election in the BOT for the VPs were not election at all but acclamations.

6. On hindsight, a motion should have been submitted for the election of six (6) members and not just the four (4) laypersons. In light of these events, what might still be done? Who among the constituency representatives is in a position [has the courage of her conviction] to file an injunction with the SEC?

Sincerely,

A concerned AUP constituent