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AMENDED CONSTITUTION/BY LAWS OF THE
UP VANGUARD, INC.

PREAMBLE

          We, the graduates of the U.P. Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC/U.P.)/ Citizen Military Training (CMT) Advance Course and/or Basic Course , imploring the aid of Divine Providence, believing that our principles and ideals, and the spirit of liberty and freedom, which were inculcated in us by our Alma Mater, the University of the Philippines, for which we have risked our lives in war must be nurtured in peace; and for which we are committed and prepared for all times under all circumstances to rise equal to the challenges brought upon us from all sectors of society; in order to consecrate and perpetuate the ties and brotherhood and comradeship which bind us together into a strong, militant, and compact organization in the face of danger, hardship, and combat; to align and direct towards the government's program on National Development and National Security all our projects and activities; to develop our career and leadership potentials to the fullest; to preserve and perpetuate the traditions and incidents of our historical associations; to protect and promote our common welfare and that of our families; to continue our struggle to uphold and be vigilant at maintaining justice; to safeguard our liberty and to preserve our democratic institutions and way of life; to forever live guided by the shibboleths of DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY; and to uphold the glorious name of the Philippines for which we have fought and served; do ordain and promulgate these By-Laws.

ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS

Section 1. The following terms, when used in these By-Laws, shall be referred to mean as defined hereunder:

(a) Board of Governors - all members referred to in Article V after the election and taking the oath of office. The Board of Governors may also be referred to as the Board.

(b) Corporation - shall mean the U.P. Vanguard, Incorporated.

(c) Incapacity - any cause circumstances which disqualifies a member from exercising his rights as provided for in these By-Laws. Incapacity shall be caused by resignation, expulsion, removal, or disability as an officer or member of the Corporation.

(d) General Meeting - any regular or special meeting of all the members of the corporation for the transaction of any business within its powers.

(e) Active Member - any member who is affiliated with a chapter, who regularly attends its meetings, and/or who positively supports and cooperates in the activities, programs and projects of his chapter.

(f) Inactive Member - any member who has failed to attends regular meetings and/or activities of the Corporation or his chapter.

(g) Transferred Member - any member who applied and was accepted as a member of another chapter. A member is deemed to have ceased to be affiliated and as such not entitled to the rights of membership in a Chapter upon his being accepted as a member of another chapter.

(h) Member in Good Standing - a member in good standing shall be a member who has no monetary obligations with the Corporation for the current and immediately preceding year.

(i) Member not in Good Standing - a member not in good standing shall be a member who has unsettled monetary obligations with the Corporation as certified by the National Treasurer, and/or who has been finally adjudged guilty of a complaint or charge against him filed before the Adjudicatory Council.

(j) Honorary Member - any person duly conferred honorary membership by the Board of Governors for having attained national prominence by virtue of his leadership and excellence in his chosen field of endeavor or in recognition of his outstanding humanitarian understanding.

(k) Regular Member - any person who has the qualifications and has fulfilled the requirements set forth in Sec. 1a or b and Sec. 5 of Art. III upon evaluation of his application by the Membership Committee and its acceptance by the Board.

(l) Sustaining Member - any entity who possesses all the qualifications as enumerated in Art. III, Sec. 3 and is conferred membership as such, as provided by the aforementioned provision.

(m) Term - the period during which a duly elected or appointed officer is entitled to hold office as of right, performing such functions and enjoying privileges attendant thereto.

(n) Vacancy - a state or condition in which an office or position is unfilled or unoccupied.

(o) Associate Member - any person duly conferred associate membership in accordance with Sec. 3, Art. III, of these By-Laws.

ARTICLE II

OFFICES

          The principal office of the Corporation shall be established at the U.P. DCMT/Vanguard Building, University of the Philippines Campus, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila. The Board of Governors may establish and/or maintain office of the Corporation in other parts of the Philippines, or in any foreign country when the interests of the Corporation so requires.

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