by ARTHUR APOSTOL and MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM
THE ARTLETS Student Council (ABSC) appointed on Wednesday a new interim secretary and interim public relations officer (PRO) for the academic year (AY) 2020-2021.
The memorandum stated that Fifth Corporal, the interim secretary, was replaced by Khalilla Grace Yayen who was the council’s executive coordinator to the secretary, while Pamela Dela Cruz, the director for public relations committee, was appointed as the interim PRO.
Corporal has cut its communication and connection with the council, which had caused failure in performing his duties and responsibilities for the position.
“[He] ceased all forms of communication with the officers and staff of ABSC which prevented him in performing his duties as the interim secretary,” the memorandum said.
Yayen was qualified for the position because she was able to perform her duties and responsibilities during his term as the executive coordinator to the secretary, the memo further stated.
It also mentioned that Dela Cruz has acted as the council’s PRO from the time it was left vacant during AY 2019-2020.
“[S]he has fulfilled and is continually fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the position despite its vacancy since the previous academic year 2019-2020,” it said.
The UST Central Commission on Elections postponed the elections for both central and local student councils on May 21, giving power to the president or the interim president to appoint vacant positions.