– story by Joaquin Quesada (BA Communication)
Far Eastern University (FEU) recently inaugurated The Huddle, a facility where student leaders and aspiring leaders can collaborate and develop programs for the welfare of the students.
The event kicked-off with the ribbon-cutting ceremony of The Huddle or the FEU Student Leadership Development Center. It was attended by FEU Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs Atty. Gianna Montinola, Assistant Vice President for Academic Services Mr. Gene Pamittan, FEU Central Student Organization (FEUCSO) President Kristoff Luzon, and former FEUCSO Officer and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) President of the City of San Jose del Monte Bulacan Ronalyn Pordan.
Diane Erica Mortera, former President of the FEU Oratorical and Debate Council and one of the top 10 outstanding freshmen, said in her opening remarks that The Huddle will be a place that will hold the stories of the fruits of the labors of the student leaders.
Luzon stressed that The Huddle is more than just a space for the student leaders, it is a safe and free space to gather the voices and actions of FEU students.
“Lalong higit, ang espasyong ito ay nagbibigay na kalayaan, hindi lang kalayaan sa paggalaw, kundi ang kalayaang ipahayag ang aming mga sarili at patuloy na hubugin ang aming kirtikal at makabayang pagiisip.” (More importantly, this space provides freedom, not only freedom of movement but also the freedom to express ourselves and continue to shape our critical and patriotic thinking.),” he said.
During the program, Hon. Ronalyn Pordan also talked about voter’s vigilance and the role of student leaders in promoting clean, honest, accurate, and peaceful elections.
“As the May 2022 National and Local Elections grow closer, [may] the Tamaraws’ voices unite to battle for the right. This is the best time to be brave to fight for [our] country’s future through our right of suffrage. Let us all be vigilant in observing and asserting transparency, and integrity from the COMELEC (Commission on Elections) and the National Agencies that with respect to our 2022 elections.”
The new venue for creativity and inspiration is located at Room 101 on the ground floor of the Education Building.