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It may be recalled that the UPD UC already voted against the proposed shift at its meeting last December 2. There was also an agreement to organize a forum on the proposal which was held last February 10.
The UPD Executive Committee, however, at its special meeting last February 17, decided to hold a referendum from February 24 to 26 where majority of faculty members voted in favor of the shift in the academic calendar.
At present, questions are being raised as regards the holding of the referendum which was not sanctioned by the UC and which negated what was decided upon at the December 2 UC meeting.
At the UC meeting, organized UPD students and staff are expected to hold a rally as the UC meets on the issue.
As the meeting is held on the first day of finals week at UPD, concerned students send a strong message to their professors: "Don't fail us! Oppose the shift in the academic calendar!"
In a statement, the concerned members of the UPD UC stressed the need to protect and defend the integrity of the UC decision-making process. "Is it now the case that when decisions emanating from the UC does not conform with those in Quezon Hall, a referendum can be resorted to?" the concerned members asked.
They added that ignoring decisions made by a quorum of the members is to belittle if not disrespect the UC itself. "The referendum in question is definitely not `more democratic' than the UC since all those who voted in that referendum have the right and the responsibility to attend regularly, deliberate, debate and vote in UC meetings."
They also exposed the deception of the UP administration as regards ASEAN integration which is supposed to be the reason for the academic calendar shift. The concerned UPD UC members cited a study in 2013 by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) which cincluded that the ASEAN has no prospect of coming close to a single market by the 2015 deadline, or even by 2020 or 2025.
WHAT: Picket at the University Council meeting and press conference after the meeting
WHEN: March 24 (Monday), 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: GT Toyota Asian Cultural Center auditorium (near Asian Center), UP Diliman, Quezon City
WHO (Organizers): Concerned UP Faculty Against Academic Calendar Change
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Parliament's Regulations Review Committee has tabled a report on GE Free NZ's complaint about the approval of a GE soy breed. The committee didn’t act on the complaint.
“This report leaves consumers who want GE food safety properly assessed, with no choice but going to the High Court,” Green Party GE spokesperson Steffan Browning said today.
"There is no other appeals process for bad food safety decisions.
“The current process doesn’t serve New Zealanders well, it even side lines the Food Safety Minister, making it all the more important that GE food be assessed independently in New Zealand and also be labelled.
“Leaving decisions like this application for a herbicide drenched GE food up to Food Standards Australia New Zealand means we have effectively given up New Zealand's ability to ensure food safety.
“This shows we will need an independent New Zealand approach to food safety in the Food Bill,” said Mr Browning.
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