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Adamson University Biology Society (AUBS)



PREAMBLE

We the students of the Adamson University Biology Department, in order to form a more perfect union,
establish solidarity, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the protection of the common interest, promote the
general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this
CONSTITUTION for the Adamson University Biology Society.

Article I

Section 1

The organization shall be known as the Adamson University Biology Society with the abbreviation of AUBS. No
other names shall be used to represent the organization.

Section 2

The names and logos of the Adamson University Biology Society shall not be used in any way without the
permission of the organization. This includes insignias, trademarks, and other signs that are owned and used by
the organization.

Section 3

The purposes of the Adamson University Biology Society are:

a) To unite all the Biology Students in one organization that will foster unitiy. This, in turn, will
promote their common interest;
b) To provide extra-curricular activities, which reflects their ideals and aspirations, for all the
members;
c) To represent the whole biology student in external and internal activities; and
d) To stimulate interest among the University community in all aspects of the pure and applied
biology and its modern way.

ARTICLE II

Section 1

Membership shall be open to the following;

a) Student of the Adamson University which is enrolled in at least five units of Biology Science
subject;
b) Student of any colleges and universities that offers B.S Biology’
c) B.S Biology students of the Adamson University; and
d) Faculties of the Adamson University

Section 2

Requirement of the memberships shall be determined by the Lower Chamber of Representatives of the
executive council without needing the approval of the President of the organization.

Section 3

The Adamson University Biology Society and her officers shall reserve the right to determine the membership
fee. This power shall be vested at the Upper Chamber of Executives.

Section 4

The Adamson University Biology Society president shall have the sole power to deny membership to any person
that not follows and respects the norms and culture of the Philippine society, its government and law, its
history, and its people.

No citizens of any country, at which the Philippines is at war or do not have any diplomatic communication, shall
be admitted in the organization.

Section 5

No person shall be denied membership in the organization due to his gender, race, religion, or political
affiliation.

Section 6

Any person that violate section 4 and 5 shall be banned forever in the organization. The power to investigate
and punish any members shall be vested on the Lower Chamber of Executives.

ARTICLE III

Section 1

The Commission on Elections and the Commission on Audit shall each be composed of a Chairman and three
members that shall be appointed by the president upon the endorsement of the Adviser. Only the persons that
have been endorsed by the adviser shall be eligible to be appointed. No confirmation needed for the
appointments.

Section 2

No person can be a member of the Commission on Elections and the Commission on Audit unless he is a
member of the organizations, eighteen years old at the time of election, a Filipino citizen, and not holding any
office nor running from any position at the time of the appointments.

Section 3

The date of the elections of all the officers shall be two weeks before the end of the school year and shall be
held only for two days. There shall be appropriations of funds for both the Commission on Elections and the
Commission on Audit.

Section 4

The B.S Biology student shall have the sole privilege to vote for the election and to run for any elective offices.
No non-B.S Biology student shall be allowed to hold any appointive offices.

Section 5

The Commission on Elections and the Commission on Audit may adopt its own rules and regulations.

Section 6

The Commission on Elections and the Commission on Audit shall have the power to summon any officer, below
the rank of vice-presidents, and documents upon the majority votes of their members. All votes and resolution
shall be kept in a journal and shall be submitted to the executive council at the end of the year.

ARTICLE IV

Section 1

The president and the vice-president may be removed from the office by impeachment for the violation of the
constitution. The Lower Chamber of Representatives, upon the endorsement of the three-fourths of all the
registered voters of which every year level must be represented by majority of votes in every year level therein,
shall have the exclusive power to initiate all cases of impeachments upon the majority vote of all the members.

Section 2

Within two weeks after the impeachment trial has been initiated, there shall be an election for the members of
a Supreme Justice Council that shall have the sole power to try all cases of impeachment. Every year level shall
elect two representatives. Any elections that exceed the two-week-limit shall be null and void and the
impeachment case shall be quashed by the Lower Chamber of Representatives.

No impeachment case shall be initiated twice in every six months.

Section 3

If the president is on trial, the Adviser shall preside but shall not vote. Two-thirds of votes shall be needed to
convict the president.

Section 4

If the vice-president is on trial, the President shall preside but not vote. Other officers can be removed from
office by three-fourths of votes by the registered voters upon the approval of the President. All proceeding,
votes, and resolutions shall be recorded by the Secretary.

ARTICLE V

The Executive Council, whenever two-thirds of both Chambers shall deem it necessary, shall propose
Amendments to this Constitution, or, on two-thirds of all registered voters of which are representing the
majority of each year levels, shall call a Convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be
valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by ninety per centum of voters, of
which representing three-fourths of voters each year levels. No year level, without its consent, shall be deprived
of its equal Suffrage on the elections.

ARTICLE VI


Section 1

The Executive power shall be vested on the Upper Chamber of Executives which shall be composed of the
President as the head and the Vice-Presidents and Secretary as its members. They shall hold their offices for one
year.

No person may be elected in the Executive Council unless he is a Filipino Citizen, a B.S Biology student and at
least sixteen years old at the time of election.

Section 2

The Legislative power shall be vested on the Lower Chamber of Executives which shall be composed of the
Treasurer, Auditor, and PRO. They shall hold their offices for one year.

Section 3

The members of the Upper Chamber of Executives shall be elected directly in office by a majority votes. Once in
office, the President shall immediately appoint the Cabinet to fill up the vacancy for the post of the Directors.
The appointment needs no confirmation.

Section 4

The President shall have the power to suspend the constitution, withhold funds, veto any legislative bill or
resolution and activities, and prohibit any officer to attend meetings.

The President, as the head of the Directors, shall also have the power to change the members of his cabinet at
any time without the need of confirmation. No law shall be passed forbidding the President with this power. The
veto of the President can be override by the three-fourth votes of the Lower Chamber of Representatives.

Section 5

The Vice-President for the Internal Affairs shall be the head of the Lower Chamber of Executives but shall not
vote except for breaking the deadlock. He shall become a President if the President-elect is incapable of
performing his duties.

Section 6

The Vice-President for External Affairs shall be responsible on assisting the President to represent the
Organization on meetings inside or outside the University.

Section 7

The Secretary shall be responsible in keeping notes of every minute in meetings, holding the records and
documents that are submitted by other departments to the Executive Council, attendance, and the lists of
budget.

Section 8

The Treasurer shall be responsible for the maintaining the financial records, inventory of club assets, and all the
other books or records deemed important, by the Executive Council, prepare a financial statement for the
approval of the membership at the general meeting, and advice the President in terms of budget targets,
allocation, and funds available for the proposed activities.

Section 9

The PRO shall be the Spokesperson of the Executive Council. He/She shall announce all the decisions in every
meeting at the advice of the President.

ARTICLE VII

Section 1

The Interpretation of this Constitution shall be the sole responsibility of the High Jury that shall be appointed by
the President and confirmed by the Lower Chambers of the Representatives.

The High Jury shall be composed of one chief justice and 4 associate justices. There shall be an appropriation of
funds for the High Jury. The High Jury can be removed from the office by one hundred per centum votes of both
the officers and voters.

Section 2

No person can be appointed as a High Jury unless he passed the examination that shall be given to him by the
Executive Council, a Filipino citizen, a member of the organization for at least one and a half years, can speak
English, French, Filipino, or Spanish, and at least seventeen years old at the time of his appointment.

Section 3

The High Jury shall decide by a majority vote of all its members sitting en banc. They shall appoint one member
to publish their decision in the organization’s journal.

Section 4

There shall be an appropriation of funds for the High Jury. No rules shall be passed to change the budget of the
High Jury after it has been approved by the Executive Council.

ARTICLE VIII

Section 1

All logos, trademark, insignias, emblems, and other symbols that have been adopted before the ratification of
this Constitution shall continue to be used until changed by the majority vote of the members of the
organization.

Section 2

There shall be a publication for the Adamson University Biology Society. The officers shall appropriate funds for
the publication without delay, and decide the content and name of the publication. The Vice-President for
Internal Affairs shall hold the position of the Editor in Chief and shall be responsible to the President and the
Lower Chamber of Representatives.

Section 3

No agreement between other organizations or officers shall take effect without the approval of the Executive
Council upon the majority vote of all members that are present in a joint session.

Section 4

The First election under this Constitution shall be determined by the Upper Chamber of Executives upon the
majority votes of all the members present in the session.

Section 5

All existing laws, decrees, letters of instructions, rules and regulations inconsistent with this Constitution shall be
repealed or revoked.

Section 6

All Appropriations done before the ratification of this Constitution shall remain in effect until otherwise
amended by the Lower Chamber of Representatives.

Section 7

The ratification of the majority of the members shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution.

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