What is COA - M?

The Council of Organizations of the Ateneo - Manila (COA-M) is the sole, autonomous, confederation of all fifty-six (56) duly-accredited student organizations in the Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Schools.

COA-M is united in developing Ateneans to become active, competent, and holistically formed leaders who contribute to nation-building through the Ignatian tradition of service and excellence.

Vision

The Council of Organizations of the Ateneo - Manila envisions itself as an empowered and collaborative community of competent organizations and holistically formed students ready to proactively respond to the challenges of their time and initiate positive changes within the Ateneo community and in the greater society through the Ignatian tradition of service and excellence.

Mission

As the Council of Organizations of the Ateneo - Manila, we develop organizations as formative spaces, thereby providing Ateneans venues for critical socio-political discourse, integrated business engagement, actualized Spiritual growth, environmental action, physical, mental, and social health, cultural rootedness and exploration, creative communication, artistic expression, social immersion to uphold human dignity, and a greater appreciation and innovation through science and technology by empowering organizations to be united, effective, collaborative, and sustainable through proper guidance, dialogue, and support.

Offices & Clusters

COA-M works to promote a vibrant and flourishing organization life in the Ateneo through its roles in being a representative, administrative, formative, collaborative, and unitive body for student organizations in the Loyola Schools.

Assumpta Nina D.G. San Andres

President

assumpta.sanandres@obf.ateneo.edu

The Office of the President (OP) handles the executive procedures of the Council and ensures that all officers, ExTeam members, projects, and initiatives are aligned with the mission, vision, and goals of COA-M. Comprised of seven (7) cabinet units, the office has the primary role of assessing and responding to the urgent needs of the Council’s constituents. Moreover, the office mainly focuses on representation, enforcement of the provision of the Constitution and Codes, constant reporting of the status of the Council through various transparency efforts, coordinating with other offices and cluster boards, and managing council-wide efforts initiated by the office.

Ralf Michael G. Borja

Chief-of-Staff

ralf.borja@obf.ateneo.edu

The Chief-of-Staff handles the execution of all personnel management efforts under COA-M, which aim to assess and improve both the performance and welfare of all members and constituents of the Council. Being part of the primary human resource management arm of COA-M, we make efforts in cultivating a better and more close-knit sense of community within the Council. Furthermore, we strive to provide the necessary spaces for growth and development through initiatives that allow for the proper fostering of each member’s skills as well as surveying and responding to the needs of the organizations.

Deanne F. Sy

Secretary-General

deanne.sy@obf.ateneo.edu

As the chief administrative office of the Council, the Office of the Secretary-General (OSG) manages the Council’s key administrative affairs. The office creates, implements, and manages systems to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and organization of the Council’s records, and the effective dissemination of information to all its members and constituents.The office is also in-charge of taking minutes of the meeting, handling emails, getting deployed to projects or departments.

Janna Ysabelle F. Medrero

Finance Officer

janna.medrero@obf.ateneo.edu

The Office of the Finance Officer caters to council-wide endeavors by allocating provisions given by the Office of Student Activities (OSA) as well as creating dialogue with external parties. The office also caters to the different needs of all accredited COA-M organizations and acts as a consultative body with regards to finance.

Nicole Ashley T. Chong

VP for Creative Communications

nicole.chong@obf.ateneo.edu

The Office of the Vice President for Creative Communications (OVPCC / CC) is responsible for all marketing and promotional needs of the organization. The office is tasked with upholding and ensuring consistency in COA-M’s visual identity and branding. Furthermore, the office is tasked with (1) conceptualizing and creating publication materials for the council, (2) upholding the brand manual, (3) initiating efforts and changes regarding the visual identity of the council and (4) handling all social media platforms of COA-M.

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None

None@none.com

The Office of the Vice President for Organizational Strategies and Research (OVPOSR) oversees the creation of a conducive environment for organizations to grow and develop by utilizing business research, organizational assessments, and strategy creation. These will be accomplished through the execution of different projects such as extensive organizational studies and various assistance efforts for COA-M organizations. The office aims to promote strategic management within COA-M organizations through a data-driven approach of assessing the current systems and structures of the COA-M community. Additionally, the office hopes to conduct studies and implement crafted organizational strategies that the AdMU LS community can benefit from.

Fiona Marie R. Florentino

VP for Special Projects

fiona.florentino@obf.ateneo.edu

The Office of the Vice President for Special Projects (OVPSP) is primarily in charge of planning and overseeing council-wide projects that aim to advance and achieve COA-M’s vision-mission. OVPSP is tasked to assemble project core teams that will be tasked to execute these projects. Moreover, members of the OVPSP will be trained to assess the project management landscape around the Council, determining the challenges faced and best practices used by organizations in their projects. This also includes discussing possible solutions and interventions to these challenges.

Julia Margarita E. Gomez

VP for Training and Development

julia.gomez@obf.ateneo.edu

The Office of the Vice President for Training and Development (OVPTD) provides resources focused on formation and development based on the macro-level needs of organizations under COA-M. As the consultative arm of the council, they offer both general and org-specific services, programs and projects that are in line with their respective field and assists with accreditation concerns. Ultimately, the office aims to ensure that the Atenean organization experience holistically forms students by enhancing their skills and competencies to become better leaders.