By JOAHNA LEI CASILAO and MA. LEANDREA TAMARES
A LEGAL management freshman and a political science junior will serve as the secretary and treasurer, respectively, of the next Central Student Council (CSC).
Independent candidate Krizia Milleny Bricio won as secretary after garnering 7,449 votes, defeating Lakasdiwa candidate Karch Andrei Rafael’s 4,804 votes and Lakas Tomasino Coalition (LTC) bet Nicholas Sia’s 3,875 votes. A total of 4,994 Thomasians left the position unanswered.
“[E]ven though I am still a freshman, I believe I am already equipped with enough knowledge and skills to work as your Central Student Council secretary,” she told the Flame.
LTC candidate Jan Rafael Lipat won unopposed for treasurer with 12,093 votes that outnumbered the 9,029 Thomasians who left the position blank.
“I ran for ABSC auditor two years ago and I lost. Honestly, it still feels surreal and I’m overwhelmed by the love and support of everyone who believed in me,” he said.
Former CSC secretary Robert Dominic Gonzales will lead as president after a landslide win with 17,175 votes. A total of 3,947 students left the position unanswered.
Accountancy freshman Patricia Cruz was proclaimed auditor with 11,933 votes against 9,189 unanswered ballots and physical therapy sophomore Ian Jericho Sun (LTC) won as public relations officer with 10,591 votes, a close call against the 10,531 Thomasians who left the position blank.
The proclamation of CSC and local student council officers was held Saturday at the UST Plaza Mayor. F with reports from CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN