Legal Management junior is next CSC president

Legal management junior Ierathel Tabuno takes the highest post in the UST Central Student Council. Art by Riana Fajardo/ THE FLAME

A LEGAL management junior was elected to the highest position of the UST Central Student Council (CSC) in the recently concluded polls for the university-wide student government.

Outgoing Artlet student council vice president-external Ierathel Tabuno, who ran independently and unopposed for CSC president, was declared the winner after garnering 21,172 votes. A total of 4,423 ballots were left unanswered.

During the Tagisan 2023, the CSC miting de avance held March 25, Tabuno said she would push for a “braver and open CSC” if elected.

“We need a kind of change that addresses what CSC’s supposed to do; what does the studentry need to push through. Reflecting from my experience locally, centrally, physically, and virtually serving my fellow students here in UST, I am here to stand firm and work towards a braver and open CSC,” Tabuno said in her opening statement.

The UST Central Commission on Elections also proclaimed business administration junior Aiah Karrylle Jacinto as vice president after obtaining 20,150 votes.

Faculty of Medicine freshman John Harold Peralta will assume the position of secretary with 20,497 votes.

Rafael Luis Pesuena and James Arrenkiel Ceñido, both from the College of Commerce and Business Administration, have been elected treasurer and auditor, respectively. Pesuena got 20,210 votes, while Ceñido garnered 19,687 votes.

College of Fine Arts and Design’s Maxine Javier, who garnered 20,332 votes, is the next public relations officer.

All six candidates ran unopposed after candidate for vice president and architecture student Angelo Rei Dela Cruz and candidate for secretary and education student Angelo Estalilla withdrew their candidacies last March 6. F – Katherine Chan and Mariane Ysabella Pante

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