Wednesday, January 23

Tag: CSC Elections

Artlet is new CSC President

Artlet is new CSC President

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By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN FORMER CENTRAL Student Council (CSC) Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Political Science (PolSci) junior Francis Gabriel Santos will lead the CSC next academic year. Santos, who garnered a total 13,351 votes, beat rival Civil Law junior Karizza Kamille Cruz (9,414 votes), and 3,383 unanswered ballots. “We will focus on students’ rights and as well as increasing socio-political awareness and involvement here in the University,” Santos told the Flame. “Kailangan pa naming i-consult as a body or as a council ‘yung magiging general direction ng CSC for the next academic year.” Biochemistry junior Victor Amores won the seat of vice president with 15,241 votes against 11,389 unanswered ballots. Medicine freshman Robert Dominic Gonzales is the new CSC
Setting the bar higher

Setting the bar higher

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DISSATISFACTION WITH a candidate’s platforms is just one of the factors that would make a voter consider other options in a ballot. But what if the other candidates still seem unfit for the position they are running for in the student council? The voters would rather opt to abstain or rendering ballots void for a certain position might be the answer. This was the exact scenario that happened in the previous polls that led to the mass abstention not only in the Central Student Council (CSC) but also in the Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC), where only four out of the seven positions were filled. In the ABSC, the candidates for vice president-internal, secretary, and auditor lost to 678, 766, and 671 abstentions, respectively. With the issue that arose after former CSC pres
Apathetic or awakened?: Reflecting on Thomasians’ rising involvement in campus politics

Apathetic or awakened?: Reflecting on Thomasians’ rising involvement in campus politics

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THE PREVIOUS academic year has passed and so has the period of student council elections. However, Thomasians are left to deal with the aftermath of the messy event. After abstentions left vacant the positions of president, vice president, treasurer, and auditor in the Central Student Council (CSC), and vice president-internal, secretary, and auditor in the Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC), many saw a start of an era in which Thomasians properly scrutinize candidates before voting. So when the appeals on abstentions filed by former CSC presidential candidate Steven Grecia and ABSC vice president-internal bet Daniela Frigillana ultimately led to the disregard of “abstain” and proclamation of candidates with the most number of votes in the CSC elections, the two candidates e
Pol Sci sophomore is new CSC PRO

Pol Sci sophomore is new CSC PRO

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POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) sophomore and independent candidate Francis Gabriel Santos was elected public relations officer of the Central Student Council (CSC) after garnering a total of 9,277 votes. Santos swept fellow Artlet Lance Lauren Santiago from Lakas Tomasino Coalition (LTC) and Nursing junior John Rhorick Legaspi from Lakas ng Diwang Tomasino (Lakasdiwa) who obtained 6,948 and 3,393 votes, respectively. “It’s a huge task entrusted to us and I hope we will deliver our promises. I wish the Thomasian community will help us in making the Central Student Council become for the students again,” Santos told the Flame. Santos is one of the only two candidates who won in the CSC elections. The other candidate is independent bet Therese Anjhona Mae Gorospe from the College of
Artlet CSC bets seek active studentry in mandatory debate

Artlet CSC bets seek active studentry in mandatory debate

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CENTRAL STUDENT Council (CSC) candidates from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) bared their platforms and stands on different University issues in Tagisan 2016 mandatory debate, all seeking to end student apathy and to promote active involvement in the Thomasian community. Both vying for the position of public relations officer, Journalism junior Enna Hermoso from Lakas ng Diwang Tomasino (Lakasdiwa) and Behavioral Science junior Jherome Ramos from Lakas Tomasino Coalition (LTC) presented measures to combat Thomasians’ political apathy. Hermoso said it is important to know the cause of students’ apathy first in order to come up with efficient solutions while Ramos sees the lack of awareness among students as the main problem. “Kapag naging aware na po ang mga estudyante, he
3 Artlets vie for CSC posts

3 Artlets vie for CSC posts

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ALL VOWING to bring change in the Thomasian community, three aspirants from the Faculty of Arts and Letters are among the 17 candidates declared eligible to run in the upcoming Central Student Council (CSC) elections by the University’s Central Commission on Elections (Central Comelec). Newly-resigned Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) Secretary Samantha Anne Williams seeks to bring to the Thomasian community the service she gave Artlets, as she now runs for the post of CSC secretary. “Kasi kung may nakikita kang problema, you go forth and address the issue. So as a student na nakikita ‘yung mga problema na ganoon, I want to make a change. [I want to] step up and make that change that’s why I’m running,” independent candidate Williams said. Meanwhile, Behavioral Science j