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Only 4 of 7 ABSC posts filled; GAP’s bet is new prexy

Only 4 of 7 ABSC posts filled; GAP’s bet is new prexy

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SPECIAL ELECTIONS will be held next academic year after abstain votes outnumbered the votes garnered by the candidates for the Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) vice president-internal, secretary, and auditor. A total of 678 Artlets abstained for the position of vice president-internal, defeating independent candidate Daniela Angela Frigillana (604 votes), Grand Alliance for Progress’ (GAP) Daverick Angelito Pacumio (585 votes), and Dekada’s Lawrence Adrian Gutierrez (371 votes). For the position of secretary, 766 abstainers dominated the voters for the other bets. Maria Ann San Andres (independent) obtained 688 votes, John Pauleen Balbadores (Dekada) earned 413 votes, while Janina Louise Catap (GAP) got 375 votes. Jan Rafael Lipat (independent), who ran for the position...
Central Comelec junks STAND-UST’s appeal on sole bet’s disqualification

Central Comelec junks STAND-UST’s appeal on sole bet’s disqualification

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THE UST Central Commission on Elections (Comelec) has dismissed the appeal of the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UST (STAND-UST) on Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Comelec’s decision to disqualify the political party’s lone bet for this year’s Arts and Letters Student Council elections because there was no “patently gross error” on the part of the local Comelec unit. In a letter to the appellants from STAND-UST dated April 3, Central Comelec legal head Joy Gabrielle Bedana said the commission cannot interfere with the decision of the local Comelec to disqualify STAND-UST’s presidential bet Rochel Ellen Bernido unless “there is a clear showing of a grave abuse of discretion.” “In the present case, however, the Commission cannot see any patently gross...
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...
22 hopefuls file candidacy for ABSC polls

22 hopefuls file candidacy for ABSC polls

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TWENTY-TWO ARTLETS formalized their bids in this year’s Faculty of Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) elections after filing their certificates of candidacy on March 27. Independent candidates and bets from political parties Dekada, Grand Alliance for Progress (GAP), and Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UST (STAND-UST) composed the preliminary list of aspiring ABSC officers. Students’ Democratic Party (SDP) was barred from participating in this year’s polls after failing to comply with the requirements for party accreditation. Eyeing the presidency are former ABSC auditor Brian Earl Leshen (Dekada), former The Political Science (PolSci) Forum vice president Reymark Simbulan (GAP), former SDP standard bearer Samantha Makayan (I...