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PRESS RELEASE: The Legacy of USG’s 13th Office of the Executive Treasurer

The University Student Government’s Office of the Executive Treasurer for A.Y. 2020-2021 has been at the forefront of providing multiple Financial Assistance & Scholarships Opportunities; managing all financial related matters, such as budgeting, financial transactions, and the approval of both Pre-Activity and Post-Activity requirements, of more than 50 units of the USG; executing different webinars and pub campaigns that cater to educating students on Financial Literacy, PWD awareness, Supporting small businesses, Transparency of Student Fees, Information on University Transactions, Presentation of External Donation channels; spearheading the 3 biggest Fundraising Activities of the University; representing the students in all Tuition Fee and other Fees negotiations to the DLSU administration; and serving as a bridge to the Accounting Office to tackle the payment related concerns of the students. 

Given this, the 13th Office of the Executive Treasurer, led by Executive Treasurer Noel Gatchalian is proud to present its various accomplishments for this academic year. Together with his Chief of Staff, Earlrich Ibon, his Chief Operating Officer, Judielle Angeles, their OTREAS Executive Committee (Bianca Bracamonte, Isabel Caguimbal, Lara Tiglao, Anca Crisologo, Joshua Arao, Miguel Veluya, Alphonso Cataquis, Vinz Mamalateo, Rica Cerdena, Aj Candelaria, Aise Arandia, Anna Ongchuan, Marianne Dinsay, Ivanah Pascua, Bea Lopez, Kiara Yau, Bryan Tiamsim, Sarah Gordon, Sofia Sausa, Ann Gonzalez, Aly Marino, Rizelle Mendoza & Dani Navarro), and all of their Executives, the office was able to implement 15 Financial Assistance & Scholarships Projects amounting to PHP 2.45 Million, which has helped over 160 students. These projects were the Lasallian Scholarship Program Term 2, Student Loan Program, Lasallian Scholarship Week, Dean’s Lister Grant Term 2, Student Allowance Program, Lasallian Scholarship Week Term 3, Achievers Scholarship Program, Dean’s Lister Grant Term 3, Supplementary Resources Grant, PWD Subsidies Program, Support Small, Lasallian Scholarship Program Term 1 and more. In addition to this, they were also able to release various transparency reports, financial literacy webinars, and awareness campaigns. Moreover, through their Fundraising and External Community Engagement initiatives, such as One kit, One Student, Project: Reinforcement and University Vision-Mission Week 2021 Online Bazaar, his team was able to raise over PHP 315,000 for the future scholarship initiatives of the University, while also providing 504 School Supply Kits to the students of Sta. Ana Public Elementary School and 2,000 Medical Supply kits to our Barangay Health Workers. Stated below are the details and information for the projects that their office has spearheaded. 

Scholarship and Financial Assistance Grant: 

  1. Lasallian Scholarship Program 

A scholarship program open to all DLSU students who are struggling to keep up with the high tuition fee rate in DLSU. 

  1. Lasallian Scholarship Week 

A collaboration with all the colleges that is aimed to provide scholarships to DLSU students. 

  1. Achievers Scholarship Program

A scholarship program open to students who excel in extracurricular activities who might be in need of financial assistance. 

  1. A.L.M.A: Annual Lasallian  Manual Address

A consolidated list of all scholarship opportunities provided by the university. 

  1. Support Small Grant

A financial assistance grant for students with small businesses who are in need of financial support. 

  1. PWD Subsidies 

A financial aid geared towards PWDs who are in need of financial assistance. 

  1. Dean’s Lister Grant

A financial assistance grant dedicated towards Dean’s Listers in need of financial support. 

  1. Student Loan Program

A loan given to students to aid current financial needs  that will then be paid in a year

  1. Supplementary Resources Grant 

A financial assistance grant to aid students who are in need of supplementary resources like e-books and the like.

Financial Literacy Projects:

  1. Financial Literacy 101

A webinar that tackled the basics of money management and the importance of financial literacy.

  1. LSFINMON: Lasallian Financial Literacy Month 

a. Pass it on

A financial literacy that is aimed towards individuals who are planning to start their own small businesses. THe speakers were Lasallian business owners front eh Lasallian Hustlers Page created by DLSU. 

b. #ProjectRecovery

A financial literacy webinar that talks about bouncing back after financial struggles brought upon by the pandemic. 

c. Ready, Set, Finance

A financial literacy webinar that dives into accounting and finances of a young adult such as taxes and government issued fees. 

d. LSDIGFN

A financial literacy webinar that talks about everything cryptocurrency and the digital market. 

e. Art of Salary Negotiation 

A financial literacy webinar that aims to guide students and aspiring workforce how to know their worth and negotiate fair salary rate. 

Tuition Fee:

  1. #ReleaseTheFees 

A publication campaign that is aimed to inform the students of the glossary of fees they are paying for. 

  1. TFI Survey 

A survey looking into the profile and insights of students paying the tuition fees in order to be used as data for the Tuition Fee Increase Negotiations. 

  1. Improving Modern University Transactions 

A publication campaign to raise awareness and inform students regarding the banking channels for tuition fee payment. 

  1. #BehindTheFees

A series of videos that elaborates the data found within #ReleaseTheFess in a more in-depth perspective.

  1. OTREAS Frontdesk

A team from the office that caters to all questions and inquiries regarding the tuition fee and payment. 

Fundraising Activities: 

  1. One Kit, One Student 

A Fundraising activity that aims to sell school supply kits to the student body, which will be given and distributed to the students of Sta. Ana Elementary school to support their academic needs in the midst of the pandemic. The raised amount of this project has gone to the Scholarship Funds of the University Student Government. 

  1. REINFORCEMENT: Championing Frontliners

A Fundraising activity that aims to sell Medical Kits to the student body, which will be given and distributed to the medical frontliners/health workers of the barangays surrounding the University. This is to give recognition and appreciation to all their hard work for our communities. Lastly, the raised amount of this project has gone to the Scholarship Funds of the University Student Government. 

  1. University Vision Mission Week Bazaar

The University Vision Mission Week Bazaar is an annual event that allows concessionaires to sell their products within DLSU. Because students no longer have the opportunity to attend classes on the university campus, the project heads believe that Lasallians can still experience the bazaar through online methods. 

Others: 

  1. Lasallian Hustle

A facebook community and a publication campaign to raise awareness to Lasallian owned small businesses.

  1. PWD Financial Assistance Survey 

A survey geared towards gauging the number of PWDs in the university and how many might need financial assistance.

  1. Helping Hands 

A webinar that serves as an awareness campaign for PWDs and a few organizations that cater to their needs. 

  1. Centralized Donations Checklist

A publication campaign for students who are in need of donations due to COVID 19. 

  1. Treasurer’s Exam 

An examination to test the financial and operations knowledge of the finance personnel of different USG units. 

By The LaSallian

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