Going Indie in CSSP: Ma. Reinna “Reinna” Bermudez

Ma. Reinna “Reinna” Bermudez, CSSP Representative to the USC
3rd Year, BA Political Science - Cum Laude Standing
President, UP Political Society (UP PolSCi)
VP for Internals, Magkaisa! CSSP
UP PolSCi Ambassador, Association of Political Science Organizations of the Philippines (APSOP)
Member, Nagkakaisang Iskolar Para sa Pamantasan at Sambayanan (KAISA)
Member, Sanlakas Youth – UP Diliman
Member, CSSP VolCorps

Awards and Achievements:
College Scholar, AY 2007-2008; 1st Sem (08-09); 1st Sem (09-10)

Her Platforms:
Their differences from the others:
“My platform revolves around the idea of CSSP for CSSP: Critical Studentry, Services with Relevance, Social Maturity and Promotion of Student Empowerment here in the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. I think, one of the unique features of my platform is that it is inclusive. It’s not just student-centric and service-oriented, it also calls for inclusion of the society in our lives as CSSP students. Bringing back the social in CSSP. An example of which would be Genderation XYZ, wherein we call for greater education of students regarding the LGBTQI groups and also call for empowerment of these groups within and without the college.

Another theme that I included in my platform is greater public relations. One activity of which would be PROPS – Public Relations and Organization’s Publicity Scheme, wherein we don’t just connect to the orgs, but to the non-affiliated as well. In here, we have KAPPatiran, where we empower the CSSP Varsity Teams to the Diliman Games. As a player for CSSP, masakit isipin na hindi man lang kami napapansin ng council, especially nananalo kami sa respective sports namin. We have to give the sportsmen the attention that they deserve. Dala nila ang pangalan ng kolehiyo.”

Assurance of their Implementation:
“As for the implementation of these projects, I would really really need the support of the students. We have fund-raising activities in my platform and the independents’ GPOA, so we believe that funding is not a problem. Yung participation ng students ang crucial. That’s why the PROPS is so extensive so that we can reach out to all students of Palma Hall and Palma Hall Annex. Sabi nga ni Rico Blanco, kung ayaw may dahilan, kung gusto palaging merong paraan. I really want my platforms to be realized, so I’ll fight tooth-and-nail for them.”

On being with Kaisa:
“KAISA is the perfect mix of everything; at least for me. The principles, the proactive stance on issues and the GPOA that we offer make us different from the other parties.”