Membership to the Network shall be on a voluntary and individual basis. The Network reserves the right to accept and reject solicited or submitted applications from individuals based on a set of criteria. To be admitted as a regular member, a person must:
a.1. be a resident and a citizen of the Philippines;
a.2. adhere to the adoption, application and promotion of the Ethical Principles of EDR/MP Facilitators
a.3. must have mediated and documented at least one (1) case in the last two years; a.4. be willing to pursue the objective of the Network as stated in this Constitution and By-Laws;
a.5. have paid the required total membership fee of SIX HUNDRED PESOS broken down as follows: membership fee of P350.00, electronic identification card of P150.00 and annual dues of P100.00;
a.6. have a good track record in her or his community and/or office, work area; and
a.7. must have undertaken at least a basic orientation workshop on EDR/MP.
Acceptance of membership in the Association of EDR/MP facilitators commits us, as member, to adhere to these principles of EDR/MP Facilitators:
defined as having practiced EDR/MP at least once in the last two years, in any of the following:
•Mediation of at least one case;
•Undertaking of conflict assessment;
•Resolving conflict in the context of training;
•Observation and documentation of a mediation session;
•Building consensus in meetings of any kind.
recognized peace makers who will provide inspiration to members and support to fundraising efforts and external relations of MedNet. Honorary members may be nominated by active members for BOT approval.
Application for membership and processing shall be in accord with the following procedures:
•The Secretariat shall provide an application form to the applicant;
•The applicant shall then submit his or her application form to the Secretariat or to any member of the Board;
•A screening committee shall be formed in the regional levels (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao) by the respective Island Trustee. The said committee shall assess the qualifications of the applicant and recommend approval or denial of the application to the Board of Trustees.
•Upon review of the criteria for membership, as stated in this Constitution, the Board shall confirm the approval or denial-depending on the recommendation of the screening committee-of the applicant's membership to the Network.
•Priority in the search for mediators and trainers for activities initiated, arranged by the Network or requested by other organizations/institutions;
•Priority in the selection and recruitment of qualified staff for the management and operationalization of projects of the Network;
•Priority to attend conferences, seminars and other related events here or abroad wherein the Network may be invited;
•Right to participate in deliberations, decision-making and election during the GA;
•Regular and updated information on the Network's activities, new technologies, concepts, practices and developments in dispute resolution;
•Right to air grievances and file complaints regarding application of the principles and ethics of the Network concerning management and implementation of programs or projects by the officers and other staff of the Network.