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AB Comelec hopes for high voter turnout in ABSC polls

AB Comelec hopes for high voter turnout in ABSC polls

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Commission on Elections (Comelec) is expecting to maintain last year’s voter turnout of 80 percent, even with the revert to manual system of voting and canvassing for this year’s central and local student council elections. “We expect to garner at least 80 percent of AB’s voting population, which is around 3,127 students,” AB Comelec Chairperson Maria Margarita Villarica told the Flame in an online exchange. “We are currently coordinating with the class presidents of each block so that we could coordinate their schedule for the elections.” AB has a total of 3,911 students for the second semester of this academic year, according to the data from the Dean’s Office. Last academic year, the Faculty’s voter turnout stood at 86.84 percent or 3,58...
ABSC bets vow to offer new projects, address students’ concerns

ABSC bets vow to offer new projects, address students’ concerns

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THIS YEAR'S Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) aspirants have promised to offer new projects and platforms that will cater to the interests of the Artlet community and help students voice out their stands on campus issues, particularly the proposed tuition fee hike. During the mandatory debate for ABSC candidates held April 4, independent candidate for vice president for external affairs Jancisko Valera slammed his fellow aspirants’ projects that were already done by past council officers. “Tama na ‘yung mga project at flyer na paulit-ulit lang. Tama na ‘yung mga project na iniiba lang ‘yung pangalan, at tama na ‘yung mga project na trabaho naman namin,” Valera said, noting that projects now should focus more on national issues. Valera and Dekada’s candidate for vice pres...
STAND-UST’s only bet disqualified to run for ABSC polls

STAND-UST’s only bet disqualified to run for ABSC polls

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    THE SOLE candidate of the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UST (STAND-UST) has been disqualified to run for president in the upcoming Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) elections. In a resolution released on March 31, the AB Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that STAND-UST’s standard bearer Rochel Ellen Bernido failed to submit one of the necessary documents for the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) as provided by the local poll body. “Ms. Bernido filed her certificate of candidacy before the Legal Division at 4:51 pm on March 27, 2017 under the banner of STAND-UST for the position of president. However, Ms. Bernido failed to submit a resignation letter to the Commission as the Thomasian Film Society’s (TFS) direct...