Maribelle Omar Represents SSC in 3rd Philippine Model Congress
Maribelle Omar, a fourth year Mass Communication, minor in Print Journalism student and the President of the Communication Society was selected out of more than a thousand student leaders applicants nationwide to take part as a delegate for the Philippine Model Congress which was held from September 13 and 14, 2014 at the Philippine Senate Building.
The congress was guided with the theme “Redefining the Role of the Filipino Youth” where four hundred student leaders from all over the country engaged themselves towards social action through conceptualizing bills, plenary sessions and participating in legislative debates on societal issues such as agrarian reform, protection and education of farmers, financial literacy, disaster preparedness, and tourism. This experience helped the student delegates gain firsthand experience on the legislative process in the Philippines.
On the first day, Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo and National Youth Commission (NYC) Commissioner Mr. JP Ponel spoke to the student delegates regarding the significant role that the youth has in the development of the nation and emphasized the need for youth involvement with the numerous social issues that the Philippines is faced with.
On the second day, CEO of FELTA Multimedia Inc. Mylene Abiva spoke about providing alternative learning strategies through the use of technology for the youth. Sen. Loren Legarda graced the occasion by talking to the delegates about her advocacy towards the environment, the fight against climate change and the significance of youth empowerment towards inclusive and sustainable development.
Omar was acknowledged as the 39th District Representative of Metro Manila under the third Committee of the Congress. She avidly supported the passage of the Financial Literacy Bill 2014 and the Disaster Assistance and Risk Management Act of 2014.
By: SSC Communication Society