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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...
Manual voting a way to fair elections, says AB Comelec chair

Manual voting a way to fair elections, says AB Comelec chair

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THE DECISION of the UST Central Commission on Elections (Comelec) to revert to manual voting and canvassing for this year’s central and local student council elections could prevent the problems encountered in the previous polls, the chairperson of Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Comelec said. “I think that the Central Comelec’s decision is appropriate given the issue that happened last year,” Maria Margarita Villarica told the Flame in an online exchange. “We are doing the necessary precautions in order to secure honest and just elections for the students.” In a statement released online last Feb. 6, Central Comelec said that switching to manual voting and canvassing was deemed “best and necessary” and assured Thomasians that “the integrity and safety of the ballots are taken i...
#ABHalalan2016: Aspiring ABSC officers file candidacy

#ABHalalan2016: Aspiring ABSC officers file candidacy

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TWENTY-SEVEN hopefuls formalized their bids in the upcoming Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) elections after filing their certificates of candidacy (COCs) yesterday. There were no independent aspirants in this year’s local polls as all bets came from the four accredited political parties in the Faculty namely Dekada, Students’ Democratic Party (SDP), Grand Alliance for Progress (GAP), and the newly-recognized Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UST (STAND-UST). Standard bearers of the political parties are former ABSC vice president for external affairs Ysabela Gabrielle Marasigan (Dekada), Political Science (PolSci) sophomore Samantha Makayan (SDP), former ABSC chief-of-staff Renz Joshua Miguel Esguerra (GAP), and Journalism junior Elizabeth Antho...