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semester, the UP Economics Society will embark on an expansive and diversified set of agenda, programs and services that aim to cement the organization’s legacy among its peers, beneficiaries and immediate community. The theme, Outbreak: A New Wave of Service speaks fully not only of the Society’s far-reaching goals, but also of a strong culture of dedication and decisiveness that it hopes to bestow upon its members.
a brand stronger than ever, Ecosoc is now ripe to take greater leaps towards ensuring its rightful place among the most admired student organizations in the country. In aid of attaining this ambition, the Society will work to instill an intensified sense of its significance among its members and dependents. Thus, the theme Outbreak is an illustrative metaphor to Ecosoc’s goal of rapidly infecting its members with a culture of unconditional service, and its peers with a greater awareness of the Society’s importance to the wider community.
This semester, expect an outbreak of service and excellence as Ecosoc strengthens its traditions and secures its place of high regard in the consciousness of the greater public.
DRAW YOURSELF AS A ZOMBIE
Congratulations for making the best decision of your college life! To you, this greeting may seem premature, but as early as now I can assure that I speak of no less than the truth. I extend my congratulations for the following reasons: 1) You
UP Economics Society. Choosing to be part of this 53-year long legacy of service to our civic and economic cause, and passion in keeping this
chose to be part of the
organization is equivalent to being part of a beneficiaries, excellence in our tradition alive.
2) UP Ecosoc is where you will learn, thrive, grow, and blossom into the best person you can possibly be. This is where the future leaders of Econ, of the University, of the country, get their head start and their training. Just look at our long list of alumni and you’ll realize how valuable the UP Ecosoc experience is. 3) UP Ecosoc is home to the 190 friends that you haven’t met yet. Each member is potentially someone who you can get along with and you can call family eventually. Such has been the case for every one of us, and we’re just waiting for you to be party of the family. Almost all of us in UP Ecosoc entered the organization as unknowing applicants who didn’t really know what was in store for us. I’m sure it’s the same for you, so the best piece of advice that I can give you is this: always keep an open heart and an open mind. Be open to the things that UP Ecosoc offers, and eventually, you’d want to be part of the family. By getting this sigsheet, you would have already accomplished fifteen hours of tambay. I tell you, in no time, you’ll stop counting the hours. But for the mean time, use this sigsheet as a tool to get to know the 190 friends you have yet to make, since this is what the sigsheet essentially exists for. Use it wisely and reap its rewards. For now, brace yourself for the time of your life!
What is up Outbreak applicants?!? Congratulations on finishing 15 tambay hours! I hope you guys are eager for more tambay hours! I can’t help noticing that you are enjoying every minute of your stay in the tambayan. From playing games (Bridge, Monopoly Deal, Pusoy Dos, Killers, etc.) to finishing your homework, I see that you already found your second home in the UP Diliman campus. Kaya tambay lang nang tambay! You are now holding 8% of your final grade! Thank you to the Secretariat Committee for producing this cool and sleek sigsheet! It is a manual that will guide you during the application process. You can find almost everything about Ecosoc in here! Now that you have it, go and let the members sign! Don’t forget to mingle with the members whenever you ask for their signatures. The feeling of completing the sigsheet is nothing short of fulfilling. I can bet my life on that (not literally hahaha). Okay, now I am assuming that you guys are getting bored because of the paragraphs. So here’s a top fifteen list of rules to survive your Ecosoc application process: 1. Talk about Ecosoc, 2. TALK about Ecosoc, 3. Being active is the way! 4. Complete requirements, especially your 5 CDCs! 5. Keep the tambayan clean! 6. Always be there for your app batch, 7. When in doubt, ask, 8. Hindi masama maging bibbo, 9. Bawal KJ, 10. Learn Bridge and Killers, 11. Read the Gossip Column in Echoes first, 12. Kailangan mag-grow, 13. Say statements like “fight lang” “kaya” “swabe”, 14. Masanay magcompress sa group pictures, 15. Enjoy the little things! Of course these aren’t the only rules! As your application process goes by, you’ll get to know more stuff about Ecosoc. I hope to see you guys around! Cherish and enjoy the application process! If ever you need help, I’m just a “psssst” away! And once again, welcome to the Ecosoc Family! This is family! P.S. Pardon me for the Fight Club and Zombieland reference hahaha!
The U.P. Economics Society is a socio-civic organization composed of almost two hundred Economics and Business Economics majors in the University of the Philippines. For 52 years now, it has flourished in the School of Economics, keeping the flame of the Grand tradition alive. U.P. Ecosoc was born in 1958 when a group of students from the College of Business Administration decided to form an organization that would serve their fellow students and the community at-large. The Society is known for its various activities, all of which aim for the well being of its members, and are done in the name and spirit of SERVICE, EXCELLENCE and TRADITION. These include company tours, symposia, workshops, various sports events, variety shows, and many others. More
importantly, the Society holds weekly tutorials for Grade Six students of Balara Elementary School, weekly daycare sessions for children of Pook ricarte, semestral free clinics for various communities, collaborations with other socio-civic organizations in and outside the University, and visits to various social welfare institutions. The Society also operates a scholarship program. By means of the UP Economics Society Scholarship Fund (ESSF), which is maintained by our semestral fundraisers and alumni support, seven deserving students are able to go to high school.
the five decades of its existence, U.P. Ecosoc and its achievements have been duly recognized. It is the recipient of the nowdefunct Wenceslao vinzonâ€™s Award for Most Outstanding Organization, the Gawad Chancellor for Most Outstanding Organization, the Alpha Phi Omega Oblation for Best Organization, and the Presidential Award for Outstanding Organization, among many other distinctions.
For more information, you may visit: www.upecosoc.org Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/up.economics.society Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/upecosoc
1. Nais kong makarating sa mga bituin Upang mamasdan ang ganda Ng kanilang ningning. Sa piling n’yo, para ko na ring Kapiling ang mga bituin, Kislap ng ngiting nagsasabing Walang pipigil sa atin. Koro: Mangako ka’t mangarap, Gampanan ang tungkuling ganap, At kailanma’y sundan Ang wagas na daan. 2. Ang bawat hangarin ay kayang tuparin. Wala nang pipigil sa atin hangga’t mayroong mga bituin. (Koro) Koda: Mangako ka’t mangarap (2x) Humayo ka sa mundo at paglingkuran Ang Diyos, Kapwa at Bayan.
JOSE MARIA VARGAS
PRESIDENT TASK FORCE CHAIRPERSON
MARIA ANGELICA ESPIRITU SECRETARY SECRETARIAT COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
JEREMAE PILAR SOLIMAN VICE PRESIDENT TASK FORCE CHAIRPERSON
JESSICA MARIE BODO TREASURER FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
ANCILLA MARIE INOCENCIO PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
VON CAMILLE BENAVIDEZ
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
HORACE CIMAFRANCA CARMELA GRACE CALUGAY
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
MARK DANIEL MATIBAG
LIAISON COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
CARLOS MIGUEL ANDRES SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
JOSE III YAMBAO
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
JANEEN KIM CAYETANO
SPORTS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
Welcome to the U.P. Economics Society! As with any society, Ecosoc is led by certain people. Our leaders form the Executive Committee, or the Execom. It is the highest governing body in the Society, composed of 12 members who are committee chairpersons and/or officers. The Execom meets every Friday noon at the tambayan.
The Academic Affairs Committee is responsible for meeting the academic needs of the Societyâ€™s members through the utilization of the Acad website and the holding of book rentals, symposia, and tutorials. With in the School of Economics, it also maintains good relations with the faculty adviser, Dr. Aleli Kraft, and organizes programs for the college personnel.
NEIL ONG VICE CHAIR
MONINA SANCHEZ VICE CHAIR
The Community Development Committee (CDC) is the primary socio-civic arm of the organization and is also known as the “Heart of Ecosoc.” It supervises the weekly Saturday daycare sessions for the young children of Pook Ricarte. It also organizes medical missions and outreach caravans and ties up with other organizations in and outside the University for other socio-civic endeavors.
CARMEL BAQUILOD KEVIN HERRERA THEA BAUTISTA
HANNAH MANALILI DIANE VITRIOLO
ALEX CAPULONG ANJ CHUA JADE CO
MARIEL QUINES VICE CHAIR
CEL CRISANTO DAVID DE PADUA KARL ELAMPARO
XP DAMIAN VICE CHAIR
Echoes is the official publication of the Society, released four times in a semester. It is responsible for informing the general membership about Ecosoc’s latest activities and promoting the socio-civic cause and nature of the organization. It also organizes other projects, including literary nights and special issues, which reinforce the functions of the publication.
Our window to the outside world, the External Affairs Committee updates the Society on the events in the School, the University, and the nation. It coordinates with the students and officers of the other School of Economics organizations, the Council of Economics Students (CES), and the Junior Philippine Economics Society (JPES). It also holds symposia, talks, and company tours for Ecosocers.
QUEENIE MINDANAO VICE CHAIR
The Finance Committee raises funds for the Society through sponsorship marketing and its events. This semester, the “Lungs of Ecosoc” will be holding a New Year Brand Sale and Band in Demand 4, the most promising band competition in the Metro. Generally, it handles financial matters and is Ecosoc’s face to the corporate world.
JANINE DE VERA
ENZO CLEMENTE GEORGINA GONZALES PAUL UGALDE BRIAN CRUZ
MAURICE TONG VICE CHAIR
CYRIL TABLANTE VICE CHAIR
The Liaison Committee is the society’s link to all Ecosoc alumni. It exists to keep track of the people who built the foundation of the organization and to invite them to be part of its present events. It handles alumni homecomings and alumni dinners. It is also responsible for providing talks, seminars, symposia, and company tours that prepare members for their future careers. It strengthens Ecosoc’s identity as it collect pieces of its past through its constant communication with the society’s alumni.
CJ AQUINO CHIARA BUERGO
CHIARA COKIENG NATHAN LEGACION CARRIE CRUZ
BRIANA CAMPOS SELINA DE LEON CHIE CANSINO
BEA DELA TORRE
NIÑA MATA PITO MORALES CAR STA. MARIA
PAI NIEVA VICE CHAIR
MARTE CARONOÑGAN VICE CHAIR
The Membership Committee is in charge of the Society’s membership and the organization’s application process. It screens the applicants and monitors the performance and participation of the members. It is also responsible for the Mid-semester Evaluations and Formal Interviews of the applicants. The committee ensures the internal harmony within the organization through the events it organizes, inluding the Grand Members Team Building Seminar (TBS), and mini-TBS activities.
INES PAGDANGANAN VICE CHAIR
LESLEY COSTALES ARIS DACANAY JANNA ONG
CARLO MAGSINO VICE CHAIR
LIA PABLO BETTINA RAMAS
CAMILLE JUCO VICE CHAIR
As a virtual “extended arm” of the Secretary, the Secretariat Committee is responsible for all paperwork in the Society (except the publication) and artwork (e.g. posters, production work.) It is responsible for the decorations as well as the cleanliness of the Ecosoc’s tambayan at SE 121. It also takes charge of the Society’s directory, t-shirts, the applicant’s sigsheet, and the Ecosoc calendar.
KYLA RIVERA VICE CHAIR
ARSENIO LUKBAN VICE CHAIR
YASMIN SEHOB VICE CHAIR
The Special Events Committee is responsible for the cultural undertakings of the Society. It holds exciting events such as the Tambay Week, Treasure or Scavenger Hunt, Vice Night, and Christmas Party, which are all in-line with the organization’s thrusts and the members’ well-being.
KIELE BRAWNER NOREEN APUHIN
SAM GONZALES ANDRE SARMIENTO
RISA CRISOSTOMO NICOLLE RENION
ANGELICA DE GUZMAN WAX FERRER
DARRELL MAGSAMBOL VICE CHAIR
JACQUES REYES VICE CHAIR
The Sports Committee takes care of all sporting events of the Society, such as the Members Bersus Applicants (MBA), Race of Thunder, and other Ecosoc tournaments. This semester, the Sports Committee also aims to promote fitness in the organization.
JED DAVAL-SANTOS JANA PUNZALAN JANA DAVID
VAN VALDEZ CV VERGARA
LANCE LIM VICE CHAIR
PAOLO Aﾃ前NUEVO VICE CHAIR
MADS SALAZAR NOREEN APUHIN THE TASK FORCE COMMITTEE IS IN CHARGE OF ORGANIZING AND CARRYING OUT UP ECOSOC’S SEMESTRAL FUNDRAISERS FOR THE ECONOMICS SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP FUND. DURING THE SECOND SEMESTER, TASK FORCE IS FORMED AND HEADED BY THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY. IT IS DIVIDED INTO TWO TEAMS, WHO ARE EACH IN-CHARGE OF LARGE SCALE FUNDRAISING ENDEAVORS FOR THE ESSF. TEAM PARTY SPEARHEADS THE ANNUAL FUNDRAISING PARTY FOR THE ESSF.
LOGISTICS A LOGISTICS B
RYAN MALIT DIRECTOR
LIA LONTOC NADS TONGCO DIRECTOR
SHELLY UMALI BETTINA RAMAS DIRECTOR
MARK MANGUERA ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
SELINA DE LEON
LOGISTICS A LOGISTICS B MARKETING
HANNAH ALIPIO CHRISSIE CRUZ DIRECTOR
KELVIN TAGNIPEZ ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
THE TASK FORCE COMMITTEE IS IN CHARGE OF ORGANIZING AND CARRYING OUT UP ECOSOC’S SEMESTRAL FUNDRAISERS FOR THE ECONOMICS SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP FUND. DURING THE SECOND SEMESTER, TASK FORCE IS FORMED AND HEADED BY THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY. IT IS DIVIDED INTO TWO TEAMS, WHO ARE EACH IN-CHARGE OF LARGE SCALE FUNDRAISING ENDEAVORS FOR THE ESSF. TEAM SPECIAL PROJECT IS IN CHARGE OF A FRESH EVENT GEARED TO STRENGTHEN THE UP ECOSOC BRAND AND BEEF UP THE ESSF.
MATT DAILISAN JUNIOR OFFICER
TRACY MIRANDA JUNIOR OFFICER
COCOY VARGAS CHAIRPERSON
MHELA CALUGAY VICE CHAIRPERSON
JESSICA BODO TREASURER
CARISSA STA. MARIA
O INDIVIDUAL (16%) • Sigsheet (8%) • Tambay Hours (8%) O EVENTS BASED (29%) • Acquaintance Party (3%) • App Project (14%) • Required Events (12%) O GW TASKS (4%) O PERFORMANCE (19%) • Committee Performance (10%) • Committee Members’ Evaluation (2%) • Internship (7%) APPLICATION O INTERVIEWS (28%) • Midsem Checkup (8%) REQUIREMENTS • Final (20%) - 5 CDCS EXCLUDING MED O EXECOM EVALUATION (4%) MISSION/CARAVAN PASSING GRADE: 75%
- 50 TAMBAY HOURS EXCLUDING TAMBAY WEEK - 10 TAMBAY HOURS FOR TAMBAY WEEK + 2 TW EVENTS - 1 EVENT INTERNSHIP - MIDSEM INTERVIEW + FINAL INTERVIEW - ACQUAINTANCE PARTY O CHALLENGE NIGHT - SIGSHEET WITH EXECOM SIGNATURES - GW TASKS
Get to know the members up close and personal! Accomplish the dares below, have them signed, and get a bonus once you complete all 12 deadly dares! Enjoy! WHAT: Infect with Last Song Syndrome WHO: Male Imprint App ____________ WHAT: Invite
WHAT: Dougie for 20 seconds
WHO: Female App officer during her app batch
WHAT: Mistaken for a
WHAT: Make ugly faces and make her laugh WHO: Female Seccom member from Imprint app batch
to a staring contest WHO: VC from Blueprint app batch
WHO: Female Freshie taking up Econ 101
WHAT: Accompany to the Library WHO: Overdrive app (opposite sex)
____________ WHAT: Serenade with the most jologs song you know WHO: Former female Execom
WHAT: Use a pick up line to get him number WHO: Male Senior taking up Econ 191
high school friend
him to treat you to Ate Leony WHO: Liaison member whose name starts with
WHAT: Put a letter in his/her pigeonhole WHO: Any Execom
WHAT: Play Ketchup with WHO: Former Ad Hoc or Task Force Director (opposite sex)
WHAT: Take a picture with around the Acad Oval WHO: Eco50c app
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