by GABRIEL OLIVEROS, ZOE AIRABELLE AGUINALDO, and MARIANE YSABELLA PANTE
THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters Commission on Elections (AB Comelec) has lifted the suspension of DEKADA partylist members’ certificates of candidacy (CoCs) after clearing them of cheating allegations during this year’s miting de avance.
In a ruling released on May 11, the AB Comelec reinstated the DEKADA bets' CoCs, saying the cheating allegations filed by the AB Board of Majors have no merit.
Last month, the CoCs of president-elect Timothy Santiago, candidate for internal vice-president Josh Moncayo, external vice president-elect Matthew Enriquez, secretary-elect Hannah Calara, auditor-elect Joseph Coronel and public relations officer-elect Rachelle Mirasol were suspended pending the hearings of their alleg...
By TRISHA TAMIO, JASMINE MAE ALARDE and AXEL ALDANA
INCUMBENT AND aspiring Artlets Student Council (ABSC) officials and a campaign manager are facing complaints of election offenses and campaign misconduct over some of their actions during the student council polls.
In a memorandum issued on Sunday, April 2, the Faculty of Arts and Letters Commission on Elections (AB Comelec) detailed the allegations of "campaign violations, election offenses, and other misconduct related to the election process,” against DEKADA candidates, DEKADA campaign manager Hanielle Garcia, secretary aspirant Gabriel Gabrillo and the incumbent ABSC officers.
Student political party DEKADA allegedly failed to comply with Section 7, No. 8 of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR), which requires ...
THE CERTIFICATES of candidacy (COCs) of seven of the eight candidates for this year's Artlets Student Council (ABSC) polls have been suspended right after the proclamation of elected officers for the next academic year due to alleged violations of elections rules.
The COCs of president-elect Timothy Santiago, candidate for internal vice-president Josh Moncayo, external vice president-elect Matthew Enriquez, secretary-elect Hannah Calara, secretary aspirant Gabriel Gabrillo, auditor-elect Joseph Coronel and public relations officer-elect Rachelle Mirasol were suspended, according to a resolution released by the AB Commission on Elections (AB Comelec) on April 1.
AB Comelec chairman Franz Soriano told The Flame that the suspension cannot be revealed yet as they are "under hearings."
SIX ARTLETS are seeking positions in the Artlets Student Council (ABSC), while three seats will remain vacant in this year’s local polls.
The six students filed their certificates of candidacy last Wednesday but a final list of student council aspirants will be released by the AB Commission on Elections on March 12.
Two sophomores are vying for the presidency namely former UST MaKatha Vice President External Cyrille Coronado (independent) and former ABSC Secretary Kim Czaccei Dacanay (DEKADA).
Coronado, a creative writing major, said she is ready to listen to the concerns of the Artlet community.
“I don’t want to just wait and hope that the qualities that I look for in a leader are in those who will run in this election. I myself will embody the type of leader I want to see...
Updated as of Oct. 3, 1:34 pm
THE POSITION of president in the Artlets Student Council (ABSC) would remain vacant after the sole candidate failed to secure more than half of the votes cast in the special pols, the Faculty of Arts and Letters Commission on Elections (AB Comelec) said.
After coordinating with the Board of Majors (BoM), AB Comelec released a resolution amending the proclamation of political science sophomore Denzelle Jude Caro as president as he obtained only 474 out of 1,065 votes.
“Jude Denzelle O. Caro, garnering only 474 votes, failed to attain a simple [majority of] 533 votes out of the 1,065 total votes. Now, therefore, the Commission hereby declares no candidate is elected as President in the Faculty of Arts and Letters Student Council Executive Board,” th...
by ARTHUR N. APOSTOL
TWO UNOPPOSED candidates’ grasp of political and social issues were tested as they engaged in a fierce Miting de Avance for the 2021 Artlets Student Council (ABSC) special polls last Tuesday.
Candidate for president and political science sophomore Denzelle Jude Caro’s stance on student activism in AB was questioned by students who pointed out how the ABSC was formed during the Marcos dictatorship.
He said he was against activism in AB and that there are other platforms to express it.
“Every channel is blocked because of the pandemic. In your student activism, currently, you are individualistic rather than collective. Right now, there are differences and vulnerabilities that we have to consider,” Caro said.
He argued that it is necessary to protect t...
THE UNAVAILABILITY of the electronic voting system has forced the Faculty of Arts and Letters Commission on Elections (AB Comelec) to postpone the student council special polls.
The Artlets Student Council (ABSC) special elections, which were originally scheduled for Aug. 23 to 28 have been moved to Sept. 13 to 18. The filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) for three vacant positions will also be extended.
In a resolution dated Aug. 18, the AB Comelec said the UST Office for Student Affairs had released a letter addressed to the ABSC regarding the postponement of the polls.
"Whereas, the letter states the postponement of the Special Elections for the Academic Year 2021-2022 due to fortuitous event i.e, 'unavailability of Electronic Voting System (EnVoSys) during the dates of th...
by MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM and JENNA KAYE M. PANDANAN
SIX ASPIRANTS for the Artlets Student Council (ABSC) positions vowed on Thursday to heighten student inclusivity and enrich the student welfare as online classes continue.
The candidates presented their platforms and engaged in a mandatory debate during the “Miting de Avance: Online Sagupaan 2021” led by the Faculty of Arts and Letters Commission on Elections (AB Comelec), with the AB Board of Majors as panelists.
DEKADA’s bet for vice president (VP)-internal Josea Dimasuay said that his platform “Student Centered Distance Learning Guidelines” would let the Artlets' involvement in the dialogue regarding their experiences on distance learning.
The grievances will be directed to the concerned institution for necessary actions, ...
by MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM
SIX ARTLETS are vying for this year’s Artlets Student Council (ABSC) general elections, while no candidate applied for the presidency, the Faculty of Arts and Letters-Commission on Elections announced Friday.
Four candidates came from the political party DEKADA, while the other two will run independently.
Competing for the position of vice president (VP)-internal are political science junior Josea Roy Dimasuay (DEKADA) and political science freshman Julliana Flores (independent).
Freshman history major Kim Czaccei Dacanay (DEKADA) is the sole candidate for secretary.
History sophomore Jiego Tagaban (DEKADA) is the lone candidate for the position of treasurer.
Meanwhile, communication arts freshman Francesca Ventanilla (independent) and Asian Stu...
By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO
SOLE Vice President (VP)-Internal bet China Ricci Vergara from the Students’ Democratic Party withdrew her candidacy on Wednesday citing personal and academic reasons, leaving the position temporarily vacant.
Vergara’s withdrawal from the race was announced by the AB Commission on Elections (AB Comelec) hours ahead of the scheduled miting de avance on Thursday night.
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SERIES OF 2018-2019
RE: ON THE CANCELLATION OF AB SPECIAL ELECTIONS 2018 pic.twitter.com/4rwmYZLr8t
— UST AB COMELEC (@ABCOMELEC) November 22, 2018
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