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DEKADA to lead ABSC anew; independent snags PRO seat

DEKADA to lead ABSC anew; independent snags PRO seat

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO and MA LEANDREA A. TAMARES POLITICAL party DEKADA will once again lead the Artlets Student Council (ABSC) after dominating the 2019 polls, securing all seats in the council except for public relations officer (PRO), which was claimed by independent candidate Eadric Espiritu. Lady Freyja Gascon will sit as the next ABSC president after garnering 1,119 votes (64.35%), defeating Grand Alliance for Progress (GAP) bet Irah Joyce Embile who garnered 371 votes. A total of 249 Artlets left the position unanswered. “[T]here's a lot of pressure but then at the same time it's also a huge honor that they saw our political party as [...] worthy to be the next executive board,” Gascon told the Flame. Paolo Jericho Manuel secured the position of vice president (V
VP-internal candidates strive for a unified Artlet community

VP-internal candidates strive for a unified Artlet community

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ARMED with the passion to eradicate the prevailing culture of apathy and ignorance in the Faculty, candidates for the position of vice president for internal affairs are ready to take a leap for leadership. The three hopefuls are challenging the leadership styles of the present council and are ready to implement change in the Faculty and bring about the kind of governance and direction that they think it needs. Harnessing potential His appreciation for interdisciplinary studies heightened the interest of Students’ Democratic Party’s Remar Paulo Panganiban in pushing forward cultural awareness and appreciation—a goal he wishes to achieve through running for the council. “It takes a lot of mental fortitude, it takes a lot of courage and bravery to run a council; one must ha
16 hopefuls vie for ABSC seats

16 hopefuls vie for ABSC seats

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO and GILLIAN PATRICIA GERONIMO SIXTEEN CANDIDATES filed on Wednesday their bids for the 2019 Artlets Student Council (ABSC) general elections. Bets from accredited political parties DEKADA, Grand Alliance for Progress (GAP), Students’ Democratic Party (SDP), and several independent bets make up the preliminary list of candidates. Vying for the presidency are communication arts (CA) junior Lady Freyja Gascon (DEKADA), who previously ran for vice president (VP)-external, and Irah Embile (GAP), the former vice president of The Political Science Forum. Philosophy freshman Paolo Manuel (DEKADA) and legal management (LM) freshman Johann Ludwig Uy (GAP) will compete for the position of VP-external. Gunning for VP-internal are LM freshman Gerald Dela Cruz
SDP denied accreditation this year

SDP denied accreditation this year

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POLITICAL PARTY Students’ Democratic Party (SDP) will not be allowed to participate in next year’s local elections after failing to get accreditation from the Faculty of Arts and Letters Commission on Elections (AB Comelec). SDP’s non-accreditation came after it failed to submit the necessary documents for accreditation as stated in the UST Students’ Election Code (USEC) of 2011. USEC states that all political parties applying for accreditation must submit two copies of their members’ conforme, registration forms, and photocopies of identification cards. SDP failed to submit a second copy of the said requirements on the day of filing of deficiencies last Oct. 26, AB Comelec Chairperson Maria Margarita Villarica explained. “When we found out that their requirements were not
GAP, SDP ask AB Comelec to declare poll failure

GAP, SDP ask AB Comelec to declare poll failure

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POLITICAL PARTIES Grand Alliance for Progress (GAP) and Students’ Democratic Party (SDP) demanded the Faculty of Arts and Letters Commission on Elections (AB Comelec) to declare this year’s Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) elections a failure due to “negligence and inefficiency” of the said poll body. In a letter addressed to AB Comelec Chairperson Kristoffer Dela Cruz last April 26, GAP and SDP raised some irregularities in the recently-concluded ABSC elections—which Dekada dominated, winning all seven positions—and questioned the local Comelec’s credibility and integrity. GAP and SDP said “there are students who were able to vote outside the Learning Resource Unit (LRU)" and thus requested that the votes cast outside the official voting precincts be considered null and v