The Lasallian Community Development Center (LCDC) through its STAR (Social Transformation through Advocacy and Reform) recently conducted a forum on “Unfolding the Political Self: The Youth in Nation Building” which was attended by freshmen students taking up the subject “Understanding The Self.”
The forum featured three speakers. University Student Council’s PRO Ivan Joshua Ladaga, talked about “The Role of the Youth in Nation Building: As A Student” and shared his ideas on student activism, student leadership, the Lasallian student leader, and students-led initiatives and activities in the university.
LCDC faculty member Lorenzo Centino, Jr., for his part, focused his talk on “Unfolding the Political Self: The Christian Perspective” and suggested how students can explore their political selves through faith, nation building and how they can start their journey now.
Dr. Jose Aims Ricarte Rocina, a Social Science Department faculty, rounded up the topic with his presentation on “Unfolding the Political Youth: As A Filipino Citizen” and centered his talk on the provisions of the law and Constitution, the local government code, non-government organizations and the Kabataan Party List system and how the youth can be a resource for change and development. Aside from the three speakers, USC President Jessica Lorino and Campus Ministry Office Director Dr. Arvin Gacelo were present at the event to talk about student leadership and the students’ role as peacemakers and agents of nation building.
Dr. Evangeline Ruga, chair of the Psychology Department took charge of the synthesis of the sharing while Arch. Antonio Gutierrez Jr., Dean of the Office of Student Services closed the event with a challenge to participants to always do what is “good.” The forum was facilitated by LCDC faculty Irish Bautista.
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