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MISAMIS UNIVERSITY

Ozamiz City

College of Law

THE PURPLE HOOD SOCIETY


COLLEGE OF LAW STUDENT
COUNCIL
CONSTITUTION AND BY- LAWS
PREAMBLE
WE, the bona fide Law students of Misamis University, beseeching the
guidance and blessings of our God Almighty, in order to form this Society,
to promote the principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service, in line
with the Vision and Mission of the University, and to foster goodwill to all
fellow Law Students and Alumni Law Graduates of the University, do
hereby adopt and establish this Constitution and By-Laws.

ARTICLE I
ORGANIZATION/ MEMBERS
Section 1. Name, address, and as primary organization/association:
This Organization shall be known as THE PURPLE HOOD SOCIETY, with
principal place of business at College of Law, Misamis University, Ozamiz City , and
shall be the Primary organization/ association of the law students enrolled in the
College of Law of Misamis University, Ozamiz City;
Section 2. Membership:
All Law Students , whether regular or irregular status, enrolling in the College
of Law of Misamis University shall automatically become members of The Purple
Hood Society, with all the rights, privileges, and obligations appurtenant to all
members of the organization, without prejudice to their membership in other law
student organizations/ associations in the College of Law;

Section 3. Termination of membership:


Any Law Student, who will drop-out of his/her enrollment from school during
the semester, and/ or will not continue his/ her studies in the College of Law of this
University, is automatically terminated as member of this Organization with
forfeiture of his/her rights and privileges;
Section 4. Suspension and expulsion of membership:
Any member of the Organization may file charges against any member of the
Organization for culpable violation of this Constitution and By-Laws by filing a
written complaint with the Secretary of the Organization. The Board of Trustees
shall call a special meeting to deliberate and consider the charges. The affirmative
vote of the simple majority of the Board of Trustees constituting a quorum during
the special meeting called for such purpose shall be necessary to suspend a
member; Provided that where the penalty is expulsion, the affirmative vote of two
thirds (2/3) shall be necessary to expel a member;
Section 5. Rights of members:
A member shall have the following rights:
a. To exercise the right to vote on all matters relating to the affairs of the
Organization during the meeting, referendum, or plebiscite called for the
purpose;
b. To be eligible to any elective or appointive office of the Organization as
provided for by the Constitution and By- Laws of the Organization;
c. To participate in all deliberations/ meetings of the Organization;
d. To avail of all the facilities of the Organization;
e. To examine all the records or books of the Organization during business
hours.
Section 6. Duties and responsibilities of the members:
A member shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
a. To obey and comply with the Constitution and By-Laws, rules and
regulations that may be promulgated by the Organization from time to
time;
b. To attend all meetings and other activities as called for or sponsored by
the Organization;
c. To pay membership dues, and other assessments of the Organization.

Section 7. Honorary membership:


Any Law graduate from the College of Law of Misamis University, Ozamiz City
may become and continue as honorary member of The Purple Hood Society, with
all the rights, privileges, and obligations appurtenant to all members of the
Organization.

ARTICLE II
OFFICERS
Section 1. Composition of Board of Trustees:
The composition of the Board of Trustees of the Organization shall be
composed of all the Class Officers of each Class, whether weekend or weekdays,
from first year to fourth year students in the College of Law of Misamis University,
who shall be the governing body of the Organization.

Section 2. Officers:
The officers of the Organization shall be a President, a Vice-President, a
Secretary, a Treasurer, and an Auditor, and other officers deemed necessary as
decided by the Board of Trustees. They shall be elected by the majority vote of all
the members of the Board of Trustees from among themselves. The Board of
Trustees may combine compatible offices in a single person. Provided, that no one
shall act as President and Treasurer, or President and Secretary at the same time.
Provided further , that only second year, third year, and fourth year law students of
the College of Law of Misamis University currently enrolled during the year of the
election of officers are qualified to run for the office of the President and VicePresident of the Organization.
The elected officers of the Organization shall compose the Executive
Committee of the organization, with the elected President as Chairman and the
elected Vice- President as Vice- Chairman, who will act as the policy making body of
the Organization, and may propose amendments and/or
revisions of this
Constitution and By-Laws subject for ratification by the Board of Trustees of the
Organization.
Section 3. Election of officers:
During the first month of the First Semester of each School Year, after the
respective Class Officers of each Year Level has been elected, all elected class
officers in the College of Law of Misamis University, constituting the Board of
Trustees of the Organization, shall convene and elect the Officers of the
Organization, as provided for in the Constitution and By-Laws. The incumbent
Officers of the Organization shall function in a hold over capacity until such new set

of Officers of the Organization shall have been duly elected from the members of
the Board of Trustees for the fiscal year.
Section 4. Term of office of the Officers:
All officers of the Organization shall hold office for one (1) year, and until their
successors are duly elected and qualified. The Officers shall be eligible for any reelection.
Section 5. Succession:
In the event of the resignation, death, or permanent incapacity of any
elective officers, other than the President, the Board of Trustees shall elect, from
among themselves by majority vote of all its Members, their respective successors
who shall serve for the unexpired term. In the event of the resignation, death, or
permanent incapacity of the President, the Vice- President shall succeed who shall
also serve for the unexpired term.

Section 6. Removal from office:


Any officer of the Organization can be removed from office for cause, subject
to due process, by the affirmative vote of majority of all the members of the Board
of Trustees constituting a quorum.
Section 7. Disqualifications of Trustees, or Officers:
No member of the Board of Trustees, or Officer, convicted by final judgment
of an offense punishable by imprisonment for a period exceeding six (6) years, or a
violation of the Corporation Code, committed within one (1) year prior to the date of
his election or appointment, shall qualify as a trustee or officer.
ARTICLE III
FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF OFFICERS
Section 1. President:
The President, who must be a member of the Board of Trustees, shall be the
Chief Executive Officer of the Organization. In addition to his duties as such, he
shall preside in all meetings of the Board of Trustees, and those of the members of
the Organization;
Section 2. Vice- President:
The Vice- President, who must be a member of the Board of Trustees, shall
exercise all powers and perform all duties of the President during the absence or
incapacity of the latter, and shall perform other duties that may be assigned by the
Board of Trustees;
Section 3. Secretary:
The Secretary, who must be a member of the Board of Trustees, shall give all
notices required by these Constitution and By-Laws, and keep the minutes of all
meetings of the members and of the Board of Trustees in a book kept for the
purpose. He shall keep the seal of the Organization, and affix such seal to any

paper or instrument requiring the same. He shall have custody of the members
register and the correspondence files of the Organization. He shall also perform
such other duties and functions as the Board of Trustees from time to time may
assign to him;
Section 4. Treasurer:
The Treasurer, who must be a member of the Board of Trustees, shall have
charged of the funds, receipts, and disbursements of the Organization. He shall
keep all moneys and other valuables of the organization in such banks as the Board
of Trustees may designate. He shall keep and have charge of the books of accounts
of the organization. He shall also perform such other functions and duties as may
be assigned to him from time to time by the Board of Trustees. He shall post a bond
in such amount as may be fixed by the Board of Trustees;
Section 5. Auditor:
The Auditor, who must be a member of the Board of Trustees, shall be
responsible in examining the financial records, auditing money, and submitting his
reports to the Board of Trustees for review and consideration. He shall also perform
such other functions and duties as may be assigned to him from time to time by the
Board of Trustees.

ARTICLE IV
MEETINGS
Section 1. Meeting of the Board of Trustees:
The meetings of the members of the Board of Trustees shall be held at the
principal office of the Organization on every last Saturday or Sunday of each month
of the Semester of each year.
Section 2. Monthly/ Special meetings:
Monthly/ Special meetings of the members of the Organization shall be called
as it is deemed necessary by the President of the Organization, or by the Board of
Trustees. During such meetings, the President shall render his report to the
members regarding the activities of the Organization.
Section 3. Notices:
Notices of the date, time and place of annual, monthly and special meetings
of the members shall be given either personally or posted in the bulletin boards of
the College of Law of Misamis University, or shall be announced in the class of every
year level by each respective class officers, at least one (1) week before the date
set for such meeting. In urgent cases, the notice of every special meeting shall
state briefly the purpose or purposes of the meeting. No other business shall be
considered at such meeting, except with the consent of all the members present
thereat.
Section 4. Waiver of notice:
Notice of meeting may be waived verbally by any member attending it.

Section 5. Quorum:
A quorum for any meeting, either by the Board of Trustees or by all the
members of the Organization, shall consist of a majority of all the members and a
majority of such quorum may decide any question at such meeting, except matters
where the Corporation Code requires the affirmative vote of a greater proportion.
Section 6. Order of the business:The order of the business at any meeting of
the Board of Trustees or members of the Organization shall be as follows:
a. Proof of service of the required notice of the meeting, except when such
notice is waived by the members constituting the quorum;
b. Proof of the presence of quorum;
c. Reading and approval of the minutes of the previous meeting, except
when such reading is dispensed with by a majority vote of those present;
d. Unfinished business;
e. Report of the President;
f.

Business matters of the agenda

g. Other matters
The order of business at any meeting may be changed by a vote of a majority
of the members present.

Section 7. Voting by proxy:


Members shall be entitled to one vote, and they may vote either in person or
by proxy, which shall be in writing and filed with the Secretary of the Organization
before the scheduled meeting.
Section 8. Internal house rules during meeting:
In the conduct of the order of business of every meeting of the Organization,
the rules of Parliamentary Rules and Procedure are deemed adopted as part of the
internal house rules and procedures of the Organization.

ARTICLE V
FUNDS
Section 1. Funds:
The funds of the Organization shall be derived from admission fees, annual
dues, and special assessments of members, gifts, donations, or benefits;
Section 2. Fees and dues:
Every member of the Organization shall pay other fees and dues as approved
by the Board of Trustees needed by the Organization, in addition to the membership

dues and/ or assessments that may be imposed by the Organization from time to
time;
Section 3.

Disbursements:

Withdrawal from the funds of the Organization, whether by check or in any


other instrument shall be signed by the Treasurer and countersigned by the
President. If necessary, the Board of Trustees may designate other signatories.
ARTICLE VI
CORPORATE SEAL
Section 1. Form:
The corporate seal of the Organization shall be in such form and design as
may be determined by the Board of Trustees.

ARTICLE VII
AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
Section 1. Amendments:This Constitution and By-Laws, or any provision thereof,
may be amended or repealed by a majority vote of all the members of the
Executive Committee at any regular or special meeting duly held for the purpose, to
be ratified by the majority of all the members of the Board of Trustees of the
Organization in a meeting whether regular and/ or special called for the purpose.
Unanimously adapted this 9th day of August 2014 in the College of
Law, Misamis University, Ozamiz City by the members of the Executive
Committee of THE PURPLE HOOD SOCIETY present in a Special Meeting
duly held and called for the purpose.
Present:

Absent:

CELSO T. FUENTES

JOEL DAWN SAJORGA

ROLTHER V. CAPIO

DAISY DELL DIGAMON

MERCY UY
CHARISS ANN LABASTIDA
LLANOS

NATHAN P. DAGOHOY
MARIA

REINA

M.

DEOGENE FLORES
LEON

HONEY

MAE

L.

APRIL FARELL M. RELACION

RALFEY ASUNCION

AL JOSEPH GUANTERO

JUDE RAVAGO

DE

DENNIS JUAB
LHEM NAVAL
MANUELITO V. AGUINALDO, JR.
NEIL PATRICK CARTAJENAS
GRETCHEN MAE ORTEGA
RANILO CANOY
JULAR M. MOLINA
MICHELLE FERNANDEZ

CERTIFIED CORRECT BY:


(SGD.)MERCY UY

ATTESTED BY:
(SGD.)CELSO T.

FUENTES
Secretary
President
NOTED BY:
(SGD.)JUDGE TERESITA N. SAA
ARMANDO S. ADLAWAN
Adviser

(SGD.)JUDGE
Adviser

CERTIFICATION

This is to Certify that this Constitution and By- Laws has been duly
ratified by the student members of the The Purple Hood Society, College
of Law, Misamis University, Ozamiz City through the General Assembly
held for the purpose at Royal Garden Hotel, Ozamiz City this 20 th day of
September 2014 and is approved by the majority of the student members
present.

MS. MERCY P. UY
Secretary
ATTESTED BY:

CELSO T. FUENTES
President
NOTED BY:

JUDGE TERESITA N. SAA, (RET.)


EMMANUEL V. CHIONG
Adviser
Dean, College of Law

JUDGE ARMANDO S. ADLAWAN

ATTY.

Adviser

WITNESSED BY:

AL JOSEPH GUANTERO
DEOGENE D. FLORES
Class Pres., 1st Year Weekends
Class Pres., 2nd Year Weekends

ROLTHER V. CAPIO
P.DAGOHOY
Class Pres., 2nd Year Weekdays
Class Pres., 4th Year

APRIL FARELL M. RELACION


Class Pres., 1st Year Weekdays

LHEM J. NAVAL
Class Pres. 3rd Year

NATHAN