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CONSTITUTION and BY – LAWS

Kalipunan ng Kristiyanong Kabataan sa Pilipinas (KKKP)

PREAMBLE
We, the youth of various Christian Organizations, conscious of a need for a meaningful
participation in mission, unity and renewal of the Church called to be examples to the believers,
recognizing the need for leadership among Christian youth, assuming servant-hood by identifying with
he hurting and less privileged, and expressing our oneness in Christ our Lord and Savior through the
Ecumenical Youth Movement, do hereby ordain and promulgate this constitution.

ARTICLE I: NAME, DEFINITION AND LOGO OF KKKP


A. Name. The entire organization shall be known as the KALIPUNAN NG KRISTIYANONG
KABATAAN SA PILIPINAS hereinafter referred to as KKKP.

B. Definition. KKKP adheres to the principle of “conciliar unionism.” The KKKP is an ecumenical
council that maintains the integrity and dynamism of each member organization while working
together in unity as a consultative and coordinating body.

KKKP is the coming together of its member organizations as a body looking into the
interest of all its members, it is also looked at as a venue for ecumenism and for the promotion
of unity; and for building relationships with its members and other Christian Youth organizations
and groups.

KKKP is a body that represents its members in voicing out collective standpoints and
views which would remain as a channel of transformation for the good of its member, the
nation and the people; the KKKP is dynamic and active to achieve unity and harmony while
responding to the concerns of the people; KKKP is seen and heard speaking out for people’s
issues, while keeping its unity as a practice at the national, regional and local expressions.

KKKP is naturally linked to the National Council of Churches in the Philippines through its
Youth Desk Program.
C. Logo
C.1. PEOPLE (outline/white) symbolizes the Christian youth of today
who are united in spirit and in principle.
C.2. PEOPLE (outline/black) symbolizes the spirit of the “founders” of
the Philippine Ecumenical Youth Movement who are the inspiration of the
KKKP.

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C.3. CROSS and HAND symbolizes the ecumenical youth movement, which is always
ready to serve, lead and witness for youth, justice and love.
C.4. SHIP and BASE symbolizes the ecumenical ship sailing in the rough waters of the
present times.
C.5. OIKOUMENE literally means “the whole inhabited earth,” symbolizing the Christian
Unity.

ARTICLE II: BASIS OF UNITY


A. THE KKKP BELIEVES IN THE LORDSHIP OF CHRIST IN OUR LIVES AND IN ALL OUR
RELATIONSHIPS.

The KKKP is a fellowship in Christ. Its members know and have accepted Christ as their
Lord so that He is now the head and they should try to follow Him. The members also accept
Christ as their Savior: through Christ, they are now saved from the dread of damnation in a life
of meaningless and hopelessness. In Christ, the KKKP strives to live a life, which is needed in the
Kingdom of God.

B. THE KKKP BELIEVES IN THE ECUMENICAL YOUTH MOVEMENT

There is an ongoing movement the world over that is involved in bringing together
young people from all walks of life without prejudice to religious, doctrinal, ideological and
social differences. It concerns itself with and works for the wholeness of life by pursuing the
establishment of an order that is just and humane, where peoples and nations co-exist as
equals, and the integrity of creation is upheld. KKKP exists as part of this movement.

C. THE KKKP BELIEVES IN THE PARTICIPATION OF THE YOUTH IN THE MISSION, UNITY AND
RENEWAL OF THE CHURCH HERE AND NOW.

The youth in the church is relegated to minimal roles such as attending and teaching
Sunday Schools, and organizing activities for themselves. They are left out in major decision-
making processes of the church. The Federation believes that the youth should not be limited to
such roles. It believes that the youth should be an active participant in the Church and a
frontliner for the transformation of the church.

In the instruction to Timothy, the youth must play a significant role in discipling and
nurturing others in Christ. Called to discipleship, the youth like Timothy are the examples to
believers in their speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity. (1Timothy 4:12)

D. KKKP BELIEVES IN THE ACTIVE AD RESPONSIVE COMMITMENT TO THE NEEDS AND


ASPIRATIONS OF THE HURTING AND THE LESS PRIVILEGED FOR A HARMONIOUS
RELATIONSHIP OF GOD’S CREATION.

In many occasions, we easily speak of God’s love…how it fills us with unspeakable joy.
We make testimonies about it hoping that others can experience the same. How can they
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experience the love from us who have experienced it? The Apostle John reminds us, “…our love
should not be first words and talk; it must be true love, which show itself in action.” (1 John
3:18)

Jesus has given us His model of LIVING WITH THE PEOPLE. In barely three years of
ministry in His country, Jesus has done so much that helped the change humankind’s history.
We who claim to be His disciples today are inheritors of such ministry.

If we believe in Christ Jesus, then we cannot help but follow Him and DO WHAT HE DID
and continue His work.

E. KKKP BELIEVES IN THE CAPACITY AND CAPABILITY OF THE YOUTH AS A POTENT FORCE IN THE
TRANSFORMATION OF SOCIETY.

In the history of the process of transformation, the youth has contributed from its rank
leaders, organizers, propagandists and a critical mass necessary to propel such movements for
change. The KKKP affirms this contribution of the youth. it seeks linkage to other youth groups
advocating meaningful participation of youth and students for genuine renewal and
transformation.

ARTICLE III: DECLARATION OF PURPOSE AND


OBJECTIVES
A. To build, broaden, consolidate and strengthen the ecumenical youth movement in the
Philippines.

B. To actively participate in the liberation of God’s creation from the bondage of injustice and
unrighteousness.

C. To serve as a venue for discussion wherein common understanding of issues and formulation of
a common stand relative to youth and students in particular the church and society in general
can be undertaken.
D. To foster and strengthen ecumenical linkages between and among member and non-member
youth organizations to give full meaning to the fellowship – KOINONIA.

ARTICLE IV: LINE WORKS OF KKKP


The KKKP will work on the following program areas:

A. Organization and Membership (OM)


A.1. Promotion of the organization and expression of its membership.
A.2. KKKP’s organizing work.

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A.3. Preparations for the General Assembly.

B. Christian Education and Nurture (CEN)


B.1. Education and nurture needs through programs, curriculum and guidelines.
B.2. Networking arrangements and agreements relative to KKKP’s education and
training work.

C. Social Witness and Service (SWS)


C.1. Advocacy work, including humanitarian service programs and projects.
C.2. Policies and guidelines relative to KKKP’s advocacy work and humanitarian service
programs and projects.
C.3. Networking arrangements or agreements relative to the work of KKKP.

D. International Solidarity Work (ISW)


D.1. Promotion of international solidarity work, including matters pertaining to priorities
for networking qualifications.
D.2. Set guidelines and procedures in selecting representatives to international
gatherings.
D.3. Advocacy issues and concerns of KKKP that will be directed/addressed to
international networks and partners of KKKP, including the forms of actions that will
effectively bring forward these issues and concerns.

E. Research, Documentation and Publication (RDP)


E.1. Issues and concerns of importance to the Ecumenical Youth Movement, both here
and abroad, that needs research, documentation and publication attention.
E.2. Guidelines for KKKP’s RDP work.
E.3. Establish the editorial board of KKKP’s newsletter --- FRONTLINER.

F. Finance and Resource Management (FRM)


F.1. Formulate financial policies and guidelines of KKKP.
F.2. Establish income generating projects and conduct fund raising activities that will
sustain the operation for KKKP.
F.3. Arrange agreements regarding financial support with networks and partner
agencies or institutions.

ARTICLE V: MEMBERSHIP
A. Nature and Classification of Membership
Membership to the KKKP shall be open to any Christian youth group/organization or
association that adheres to the Basis of Unity, Purposes and Objectives as stated in Article II and
III of this Constitution and By-Laws.

Membership is classified into the following:


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A.1. Full Membership. This shall be accorded to member organizations that have satisfied
the qualifications for membership.

A.2. Associate Membership. This shall be accorded to member organizations that have not
satisfied the qualifications for membership but are willing to participate in KKKP’s programs,
projects and plans.

B. Qualifications for Membership

B.1. Must be a youth group/organization or association that adheres and promotes the
ecumenical movement and agenda.

B.2. Must have a national identity. Group/organization or association without such identity
may be qualified to become a member in the REYA or LEYA level.

B.3. Organizations having a regional scope may be admitted in the REYAs provided that their
members join the LEYA formations.

C. Admission to the KKKP


Any Christian youth group/organization or association that is qualified for membership
to the KKKP shall be admitted as member, thereof upon the approval of their written application
by the NEC of the KKKP. All applications will be forwarded to the COL for deliberation and be
recommended to the GA for approval.

Applicants shall submit the following documents:


C.1. Letter of application
C.2. Resolution coming from the highest policy making body or highest legislative body
of the applying party, which states that the application to KKKP is authorized and
official.
C.3. Constitution and By – Laws
C.4. List of Officers
C.5. Programs
C.6. Scope and Area of Jurisdiction

ARTICLE VI: RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF MEMBER


ORGANIZATIONS
A. Rights and Privileges
A.1. To be represented in all of KKKP’s governing bodies as provided for in this Constitution
and By-Laws.
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A.2. To be consulted on matters that would reflect on, implicate or necessitates a position of
KKKP as a whole.
A.3. To maximize the programs and activities with and by KKKP.
A.4. To withdraw its membership from KKKP subject to the action of its highest policy-
making body.

B. Duties and Responsibilities


B.1. To actively participate in the affairs and activities of KKKP.
B.2. To promptly pay the annual dues set by the Council through the General Assembly in
session.
B.3. To protect and uphold the integrity of KKKP against acts inimical to its interests.
B.4. To observe and obey the rules, regulations and policies promulgated by KKKP or its
various governing bodies.
B.5. To render and present reports to the General Assembly and Council of Leaders.

C. Rights and Duties of Representatives of Member Organizations


C.1. Full members shall have the right to vote and be voted upon and such rights and
privileges that the General Assembly or the Council of Leaders may grant, provided that
such rights and privileges are not violative of any provision of this Constitution and By-Laws.
C.2. Associate members shall have the rights and privileges accorded to full members except
the right to vote and be voted upon.
C.3. All members shall have the right to speak for the organization and/or governing body
that they represent, provided that these can be verified correct and are in fact
decisions/positions taken by their organization’s policy-making bodies.
C.4. Religiously attend all meetings of KKKP’s governing bodies to where they are duly
appointed.
C.5. Report back to their respective organizations and/or governing body of matters that
have been considered and discussed.

ARTICLE VII: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE


GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Council of Leaders (COL) National Executive


Committee (NEC)

Regional Ecumenical Youth


Assemblies (REYAs)

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Local Ecumenical Youth
Assemblies (LEYAs)
A. General Assembly. The General Assembly shall be the highest policy-making body of KKKP.

A.1. Composition of the General Assembly.


A.1.a. Voting Delegates
A.1.a.i. Heads or Presidents from each member organization.
A.1.a.ii. Two (2) representatives from each member organizations.
A.1.a.iii. National Executive Committee members (Chairperson, General
Secretary, Finance Officer and Auditor).
A.1.a.iv.Three (3) representatives from each Regional Ecumenical Youth
Formations.

A.1.b. Non-voting Delegates


A.1.b.i. One (1) representative from each associate member organization.
A.1.b.ii. All observers present at the session.

A.2. Quorum of the General Assembly. A simple majority of National Member Organizations
and National Executive Committee members plus all REYAs present at the session shall
constitute a quorum.

A.3. The General Assembly shall convene once every two years, on the month of October.

B. Council of Leaders (COL). The Council of Leaders shall act as the ad interim body of the
General Assembly.

B.1. Composition of the Council of Leaders


B.1.a. Voting
B.1.a.i. Heads or Presidents of member organizations.
B.1.a.ii. National Executive Committee members.
B.1.a.iii. One (1) representative from each Regional Ecumenical Youth
Formations.

B.1.b. Non-voting
B.1.b.i. One (1) representative from each associate member.

B.2. Quorum of the COL. A simple majority of national member organizations and National
Executive Committee plus present REYAs shall constitute a quorum.

B.3. The Council of Leaders shall convene thrice every two years or as deemed necessary.

C. National Executive Committee (NEC). The National Executive Committee shall act for the
council while the General Assembly and Council of Leaders is in recess. The committee shall
also oversee and implement the council programs and activities.
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C.1. Composition of the National Executive Committee.
C.1.a. Chairperson
C.1.b. General Secretary
C.1.c. Finance Officer
C.1.d. Auditor
C.1.e. National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) Youth Desk Coordinator, as
an ex-officio member.

C.2. Quorum of the National Executive Committee. A simple majority of the member shall
constitute a quorum.

C.3. The National Executive Committee shall meet quarterly or as deemed necessary.

C.4. Term of Office.


C.4.a. The elected KKKP officers shall serve for a term of two years.

C.5. The elected officers shall serve for a maximum of two terms and shall not seek for re-
election thereafter.

C.6. The new elected officers shall assume their office after 30 days succeeding the
conclusion of the General Assembly.

D. Regional Ecumenical Youth Assembly (REYA) is the local expression of the ecumenical
youth movement in the regional level.

D.1. Composition of the Regional Ecumenical Youth Assembly


D.1.a. Voting Delegates
D.1.a.i. Four (4) representatives from each Local Ecumenical Youth Assembly
and/or member organizations; provided that no denomination have more than
one representative; and provided further, that there is equal representation of
men and women.
D.1.a.ii. Regional Executive Committee members.

D.1.b. Non-voting Delegates


D.1.b.i. One (1) representative from each regional unit of associate
members.
D.1.b.ii. One (1) member from the National Executive Committee.

D.2. Quorum of the Regional Ecumenical Youth Assembly. A simple majority (fifty percent
plus one/50% +1) of the voting delegates shall constitute a quorum.

E. Local Ecumenical Youth Assembly (LEYA). The Local Ecumenical Youth Assembly is the basic
unit of the KKKP. This is the local expression of the ecumenical youth movement.

E.1. Composition of the Local Ecumenical Youth Assembly


E.1.a. Five (5) representatives from each local member organizations.
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E.1.b. Local Executive Committee members.
E.1.c. Some other local groups/organizations may join as decided by the
LEYA.

E.2. Quorum of the Local Ecumenical Youth Assembly. A simple majority of the voting
delegates shall constitute a quorum.

F. Secretariat Committee. The secretariat shall be created to provide assistance and support
to the NEC work and efforts.

F.1. Composition of the Secretariat.


F.1.a. The General Secretary as head of the Secretariat.
F.1.b. Ten (10) youth volunteers from the member organizations or REYAs.

F.2. The Secretariat committee shall meet quarterly right after every NEC meeting has
concluded or as deemed necessary.

ARTICLE VIII: FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES


A. General Assembly
A.1. To define and adopt a General Thrust and a General Program of Action for the ensuing
biennium of KKKP.
A.2. To study and adopt position papers, resolutions and other documents that needs
official action.
A.3. To act on the proposed biennial budget.
A.4. To review, amend, revise and ratify the Constitution and By-Laws of the KKKP in
accordance with the provisions stated herein.
A.5. To elect the officers of KKKP.
A.6. To formulate policies or guidelines affecting the general welfare and total
organizational life of KKKP.
A.7. To create the following General Assembly committees:
A.7.a. Acknowledgment and Resolutions Committee. The committee shall be
composed of three (3) members elected at-large
A.7.b. Nominations and Screening Committee. The committee shall be
composed of two (2) incumbent National Executive Committee members and
three (3) members elected at-large.
A.7.c. Elections Committee. The committee shall be composed of one (1)
incumbent National Executive Committee member and two (2) members of the
Council of Leaders of which members of the Screening Committee are
disqualified.
A.7.d. Other committees as may be deemed necessary.
A.8. To receive and accept on reports of the following:
A.8.a. National Executive Committee
A.8.b. National Member Organizations
A.8.c. Regional Ecumenical Youth Formations
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A.8.d. Sharing of the NCCP Youth Desk Coordinator
A.8.e. Associate members
A.8.f. Other group or organizations invited.
A.9. To review and confirm the actions of the COL and NEC.
A.10. To define the geographical/territorial boundaries of REYAs.
A.11. To accept and confirm REYAs.
A.12. To act on membership applications.
A.13. To decide on cases of suspension, cancellation and reinstatement of membership.

B. Council of Leaders (COL)


B.1. To act or implement any matter referred to and by the GA.
B.2. To receive and approve the reports of:
B.2.a. Chairperson’s Address
B.2.b. General Secretary’s Report
B.2.c. Finance Officer’s Report
B.3. To receive and accept the reports of:
B.3.a. National Member Organizations
B.3.b. Regional Ecumenical Youth Formations
B.3.c. Sharing of the NCCP Youth Desk Coordinator
B.3.d. Associate members
B.3.e. Other reports as may be deemed necessary.
B.4. To receive and accept the Proposed Agenda of the General Assembly
B.5. To formulate and propose a General Thrust and a General Program of Action and a
budget of KKKP for the ensuing biennium.
B.6. To elect replacements for vacancies to the National Executive Committee.
B.7. To confirm members of the Secretariat Committee.
B.8. To accept applications for membership and to recommend to the GA for approval.
B.9. To review any complaints and violations committed by member organization for action
such as cancellation, suspension and other cases.

C. National Executive Committee (NEC)


C.1. To implement any matter or task referred to and by the GA and/or the COL including all
matters that require urgent actions.
C.2. To exercise, oversee and provide for the effective and efficient implementation of the
General Program of Action.
C.3. To create and conduct programs and projects in accordance to the Line Works of KKKP.
C.4. To create administrative mechanisms and bodies from among themselves to facilitate
and coordinate administration and implementation of KKKP programs.
C.5. To formulate and produce statements on social issues that needs KKKP’s response.
C.6. To create the Secretariat Committee
C.7. To render the following to the COL meetings and General Assembly:
C.7.a. Chairperson’s Address
C.7.b. General Secretary’s Report
C.7.c Finance Officer’s Report
C.7.d.Sharing of the NCCP – Youth Desk Coordinator

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D. Officers
D.1. Chairperson
D.1.a. Shall preside over the meetings of the General Assembly, Council of
Leaders, and the National Executive Committee.
D.1.b. Shall be an ex-officio member of the Secretariat.
D.1.c. Shall do such other functions as may be assigned to him/her by the
General Assembly, Council of Leaders, and the National Executive Committee.

D.2. General Secretary


D.2.a. Shall keep in touch with the general developments of KKKP and help
relating these to member organizations.
D.2.b. Shall supervise, monitor and implement KKKP programs and
policies.
D.2.c. Shall represent KKKP in bodies requiring its representation unless
otherwise specified.
D.2.d. Shall prepare together with the Chairperson the agenda for all the
meetings of the Council of Leaders and National Executive Committee.
D.2.e. Shall do such other functions as may be assigned to him/her by the
General Assembly, Council of Leaders or National Executive Committee.
D.2.f. Shall convene and be the head of the Secretariat Committee.
D.2.g. Shall make reports on the developments of KKKP to the Council of
Leaders Meeting and the General Assembly.
D.2.h. Shall be an ex-officio member of all program committees or other
committees created by the General Assembly, Council of Leaders or National
Executive Committee.

D.3. Finance Officer


D.3.a. Shall receive, collect and safeguard the financial and material resources of
KKKP.
D.3.b. Shall have custody of the financial records of KKKP.
D.3.c. Shall be authorized representative together with the General Secretary or
Chairperson to open a bank account in any banking institution chosen by the
National Executive Committee for safekeeping of funds and withdrawal of the
same as authorized by the Council of Leaders or by biennial budget approved at
the General Assembly.
D.3.d. Shall facilitate the preparation of budget.
D.3.e. Shall render duly audited financial reports to the National Executive
Committee quarterly, to the Council of Leaders meetings, and to the General
Assembly.
D.3.f. Shall disburse funds upon proper authorization by the Council of Leaders
or by the biennial budget approved by the General Assembly.
D.3.g. Shall head the Finance Committee.

D.4. Auditor
D.4.a. Shall audit the books of the Finance Officer quarterly.
D.4.b. Conduct inventory of KKKP’s assets and liabilities.

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E. Secretariat Committee
E.1. To assist and support the NEC to implement KKKP programs and activities.
E.2. To help in promoting KKKP and its programs.
E.3. To act or implement any matter referred by the NEC.

F. Regional Ecumenical Youth Assembly


F.1. Plan and implement a program of action to carry out the thrust and General Program of
Action of the KKKP.
F.2. Elect its officers and representatives to the General Assembly.
F.3. Propose and recommend thrust, priorities, and program areas to be undertaken by the
GA.
F.4. Determine the geographic boundaries of LEYAs.
F.5. Monitor the progress of the LEYAs.
F.6. Formulate its By-Laws, consistent with the provision of this constitution.

G. Local Ecumenical Youth Assembly


G.1. To foster the consolidation of member organizations in the local levels by establishing
and promotion of ecumenical ties.
G.2. To formulate policies affecting the general welfare, organization and operation of the
LEYA provided that such policies will not be inconsistent with those set by higher bodies.
G.3. To promote and expand the work of ecumenical movement in the grassroots level.
G.4. To particularize the thrust and GPOA set by the KKKP.
G.5. To elect the officers of the LEYA and representatives to the REYA.
G.6. To facilitate the admission of new members.
G.7. To adopt a budget.
G.8. To hear updates of member organization in the local level.
G.9. To accept and adopt the reports of Local Executive Committee.

ARTICLE IX: CANCELLATION, WITHDRAWAL,


SUSPENSION AND REINSTATEMENT OF MEMBERSHIP
A. Cancellation. Any full or associate member that is proven to have malicious intent to divide
and/or discredit KKKP is subject for the cancellation of membership by the General
Assembly. The approval of the General Assembly shall be based on the report and
recommendation of an investigative body formed by the General Assembly or the Council of
Leaders to conduct a thorough investigation of said reason.

B. Withdrawal. Any full or associate member that wishes to withdraw its membership from
KKKP may do so upon the approval of the matter by the member’s highest policy-making
body in session, and effective upon the receipt of KKKP of said official action of the
cancellation without prejudice to re-application.

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C. Suspension. Any full or associate member may be suspended from KKKP by the General
Assembly or Council of Leaders on the following grounds:

C.1. Non-payment of annual membership dues for the period of two (2) biennium or four (4)
years without justifiable cause.
C.2. Inability to send representatives to two (2) consecutive General Assemblies without
justifiable cause; and
C.3. Inability to send representatives to three (3) consecutive meetings of the Council of
Leaders without justifiable cause.

D. Reinstatement. Any full or associate member may be reinstated through the process of
application stated in Article V, Section C of this Constitution and By-Laws.

ARTICLE X: MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS


The following are the current and existing full members:

1. Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF)


2. Convention Baptist Youth Fellowship of the Philippines (CBYFP)
3. Kabataang UNIDA Ekyumenikal (KUE)
4. Kairos Kristiyanong Kabataan
5. Lutheran Youth League of the Philippines (LYLP)
6. National United Methodist Youth Fellowship in the Philippines (NUMYFP)
7. National United Methodist Young Adults Fellowship in the Philippines (NUMYAFP)
8. Pambansang Kapisanan ng Kabataang IEMELIF (PKKI)
9. Samahan ng Kabataang Episcopal sa Pilipinas (SKEP)
10. Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP)
11. The Salvation Army – Youth (TSA-Youth)
12. Youth of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (YIFI)

ARTICLE XI: ELECTIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND REMOVAL


FROM OFFICE
A. Elections
A.1. Qualifications. Anyone who seeks to run for any office in the National Executive
Committee shall have the following qualifications:

A.1.a. Must be a bonafide member of any organization that is full


member of KKKP.
A.1.b. Must not be an incumbent national president or chairperson of his/her
organization upon assumption of office.
A.1.c. Must be a voting delegate of the General Assembly.

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A.1.d. Must be between 18 to 32 years of age upon assumption of office.
A.1.e. Must be active or have actively participated in his/her denomination
and/or REYA/LEYA.

A.2. Procedure. The following shall be the procedure in electing the Officers of KKKP.
A.2.a. Endorsement. Three (3) official delegates of the General Assembly can
properly endorse a candidate through a written endorsement.

A.2.b. Screening. All endorsed candidates shall be screened by the Screening


Committee and those who passed the screening shall be presented to the
General Assembly in session for them to state their strength, weaknesses and
commitment.

A.2.c. Casting of votes. It shall be done through secret balloting, wherein the
process shall be facilitated by the Elections Committee.

A.2.d. Tally of votes. It shall be counted by the members of the Elections


Committee and make sure that the numbers of ballots cast are equal to the
number of voting delegates.

A.2.e. All candidates shall be then excused from the GA session area before the
official tallies of votes are taken and after which the winning candidates shall be
presented to the assembly and proclaimed as winners.

A.2.f. In the event of a tie during the elections, a re-casting of votes shall take
place. In the event of a second tie the head of the Elections Committee shall
break the tie.

B. Appointment
B.1. All appointment to offices shall be done by the Executive Committee subject to the
confirmation of the COL. All appointments shall be program committee members and
heads, secretariat committee members, unless otherwise provided for in this
Constitution.

B.2. Qualifications.
B.2.a. Must be a bonafide member of any organization that is full
member of KKKP.
B.2.b. Must not be an incumbent national president or chairperson of his/her
organization upon assumption of office.
B.2.c. Must be between 18 to 32 years of age.
B.2.d. Must be active or have actively participated in his/her denomination
and/or REYA/LEYA.

B.3. Term of Office. All appointees shall be co-terminus with the incumbent officers of
the National Executive Committee.

C. Removal from Office.


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C.1. Officers may be removed with the following grounds and will undergo a due process
set by the General Assembly or Council of Leaders:
C.1.a. Grave Misconduct.
C.1.b. Negligence of office for four consecutive months.
C.1.c. Voluntary Resignation.
C.1.d. Acceptance of another major elective position outside of KKKP.

C.2. In case of vacancy in the National Executive Committee it shall be announced to


all KKKP members concerned.
C.2.a. Member Organizations shall send their nominations before the COL
meeting.
C.2.b. The nominees shall meet the qualifications as set in Article XI, Sec. A, A.1.
except for sub-Section A.1.c of the same article.
C.2.c. The nominees must be present during the COL meeting and shall be
elected by a majority of the COL in session. In case of single nominee he or she
shall be elected by a simple majority.
C.2.d. The duly elected officer shall be co-terminous with the incumbent
officers.
serve the unexpired term of the vacated

ARTICLE XII: THE REGIONAL ECUMENICAL YOUTH


ASSEMBLY (REYA)
A. The Regional Executive Committee (REC). The REC shall act in behalf of the REYA when the
latter is not in session.

A.1. Composition of the REC. The REC shall be elected during the Regional Ecumenical Youth
Assembly and shall be composed of the Regional Youth Coordinator, the Finance Officer, the
Auditor, the Executive Secretary and such other officers, as the REYA may deem necessary.

A.2. Functions and Duties of the REC.


A.2.a. To implement any matter referred to and by the GA, COL, or the LEYA
including all matters that require urgent actions.
A.2.b. To exercise, oversee and provide for the effective and efficient
management and its programs.
A.2.c. To facilitate the programs and projects presented by the LEYAs.
A.2.d. To undertake such other tasks as mandated by the GA, COL, or the
REYA.
A.2.e. To create administrative mechanisms and bodies from among themselves
to facilitate and coordinate administration and implementation of its programs.

A.3. The REC shall meet monthly and prior to any regional or national assembly or as
deemed necessary.

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B. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF REYA OFFICERS

B.1. The Regional Youth Coordinator. The Regional Youth Coordinator shall:
B.1.a. Convene and preside over the meetings of the REYA and REC.
B.1.b. Closely coordinate with the national leadership on important matters
pertaining to the federation.
B.1.c. Regularly monitor the development of the REYA and help relating this to
the LEYAs.
B.1.d. Be the official representative or spokesperson in regional ecumenical
gatherings unless otherwise specified.

B.2. The Finance Officer. The Finance Officer shall:


B.2.a. Receive, collect and safeguard the financial material resources of
the REYA.
B.2.b. Have custody of the financial records of the REYA.
B.2.c. Facilitate the preparation of the budget.
B.2.d. Prepare duly audited financial reports to the REYA and the REC.
B.2.e. Disburse funds upon proper authorization by the REC or by the biennial
budget approved by the GA.

B.3. The Auditor. The Auditor shall:


B.3.a. Audit the books of the Finance Officer quarterly.
B.3.b. Conduct regular inventory of the REYAs assets and liabilities.

B.4. The Executive Secretary. The Executive Secretary shall:


B.4.a. Document all (proceedings of the REYA and REC and keel all the records of
the REYA and REC.
B.4.b. Prepare together with the Regional Youth Coordinator the agenda for REC
meetings.

C. Term of Office. The officers of the REC shall servein in to office according to the guidelines
as set by their respective REYA.

ARTICLE XIII: THE LOCAL ECUMENICAL YOUTH


ASSEMBLY (LEYA)
A. The Local Executive Committee. The LEC shall act in behalf of the LEYA when the latter is
not in session. It shall assume legislative and executive function.

A.1. Composition of the LEC. The LEC shall be composed of the Chairperson, the Finance
Officer and the Auditor and such other officers, which the LEYA may deem necessary.

A.2. Functions and Duties of LEC

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A.2.a. To implement any matter referred to and by the GA, COL, REYA or the
LEYA including all matters that require urgent actions.
A.2.b. To exercise, oversee and provide for the effective and efficient
management and its programs.
A.2.c. To facilitate the programs and projects presented by the LEYAs.
A.2.d. To undertake such other tasks as mandated by the GA, COL, REYA or
LEYA.
A.2.e. To create administrative mechanisms and bodies from among themselves
to facilitate and coordinate administration and implementation of its programs.
A.3. The LEC shall meet monthly and prior to any local or regional assembly or as deemed
necessary.

B. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF LEYA OFFICERS

B.1. The Chairperson. The Chairperson shall:


B.1.a. Preside over the meetings of the LEYA and LEC.
B.1.b. Perform such other duties and functions as may be assigned to him/her
by the LEYA or the LEC.

B.2. The Executive Secretary. The Executive Secretary shall:


B.2.a. Be responsible for the operational activities of the LEYA.
B.2.b. Keep records and facilitate communication to member organizations.
B.2.c. Render regular report to the LEC.
B.2.d. Represent the LEYA to the higher bodies.
B.2.e. Perform other functions as may be assigned to him/her by the LEYA or
the LEC.

B.3. The Finance Officer. The Finance Officer shall:


B.3.a. Be responsible in safeguarding the financial and material resources of
the LEYA.
B.3.b. Keep the financial records of the LEYA.
B.3.c. Disburse in accordance with the approved budget.
B.3.d Perform such other duties and functions as may be assigned to him/her by
the LEYA or LEC.

B.4. The Auditor. The Auditor shall:


B.4.a. Audit the financial reports of the Finance Officer.
B.4.b. Perform such other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the LEYA or
the LEC.

C. Term of Office. The officers of the LEC shall serve into office according to the guidelines as
set by their respective LEYA.

ARTICLE XIV: GENERAL PROVISIONS


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A. The constitution shall be promulgated in English and may be translated into major dialects
as the need arises. In case of conflict in the interpretation and translation, the original text
shall prevail.

B. The biennium year shall commence upon the conclusion of the general assembly and shall
end two years thereafter.

C. The Constitution shall be interpreted favorable to the general interests and objectives, aims
and purposes of KKKP.

D. The KKKP shall have its main office in Metro Manila.

ARTICLE XV: AMENDMENTS AND REVISIONS


A. Any amendment or revision can only be done once in every four years after the ratification
of this Constitution and By-Laws.

B. A Constitutional Committee shall be created by the General Assembly in session, which shall
study, evaluate and make final recommendations of any proposed amendments six months
prior to the convening of the succeeding General Assembly.

C. A Constitutional Convention shall be called by the GA through 2/3 votes for the purpose of
amending and revising this Constitution and By-Laws. In the event that GA constitutes itself
as a Constituent Assembly, an affirmative 2/3 vote is necessary to ratify each amendment.

Article XVI: EFFECTIVITY


This Constitution and By-Laws shall take effect immediately after ratification.

ARTICLE XVII: TRANSITORY PROVISIONS


REYAs are given two years to harmonize their Constitution and By-Laws to make it consistent to the
provisions of this Constitution and By-Laws.

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This Constitution and By-Laws was ratified by the 12 General Assembly on the 30 of October 2011.

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