APC Addresses Student Concerns in Mid-Year Student Forum

By: Ella Mae Oscillada
Photos by Nicole Dela Torre

Samantha Errin Soriano shares her thoughts on break intervals

APC conducted the annual mid-year student forum last October 16, 2019, at MPH 1 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Through this event, students were able to air their concerns and suggestions to the office administrators and directors.

The Student Organization Association of Regents (SOAR), led by Student Activities Office (SAO) Head Rogelio Ruzcko Tobias, organized the forum. Two representatives for every section were designated to attend in the hopes of collaborating with the right people to improve the school’s facilities and services. 

Jojo Castillo asks students about their concerns on the attitudes of guards at APC
Johanna Minglana answers questions on behalf of the Discipline Office
Marketing Director Mary Anne Romero answers student inquiries
Guidance Office Head Arnold Francis Orino provides feedback

The following administrators were there to answer the questions of students: Information systems specialist Marie Tony Compas, Senior High School (SHS) Director Kimberly Malate, Guidance Office Head Arnold Francis Oriño, Marketing Director Mary Anne Romero, Student Services Executive Director Johanna Minglana, Institutional Services Executive Director Josephine Dela Cuesta, and Technical Services Executive Director Jojo Castillo. 

The discussion revolved around the following topics: the APC Cafeteria, violation slips, computer labs, shuttle services, bidets in the comfort rooms, class schedules, student documents, organization’s funds, guards and staff, the APC freedom wall, yearbook concerns, air conditioners, and cleanliness of facilities.

The directors were able to provide the necessary information. Explanations and recommendations were given, emphasizing key points such as the importance of determining an issue’s validity before raising a concern.

Overall, the forum was successful in giving the students their voices. The directors and administrators are determined to apply the necessary course of action.