Due to the failure to reach the required vote of confidence during the 2017 University Student Elections, 34 vacant College Student Council (CSC) positions have been filled under the College of Science and Computer Studies (CSCS), College of Liberal Arts and Communication (CLAC), College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHM), College of Education (COEd), and College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE).
Since no student candidate won in the elections for officers in CSCSSC, CLACSC, and CTHMSC, all positions were occupied by appointed officers. On the other hand, three student candidates won for the COEDSC positions in the 2017 University Student Elections.
Meanwhile, despite having no initial student candidates for the CCJESC during the initial student election, three officers were voted into position during the snap election. The College of Business Administration and Accountancy Student Council (CBAASC) and University Student Council (USC) were also included in the snap election conducted on May 24, in which all of their officers were voted rather than appointed into position.
As decided by the CSCS Ad Hoc Committee on June 1, CSCSSC’s official list of officers is as follows:
President: Frances Valdez
Vice President: William Salonga
Secretary: John Ramasta
Treasurer: Paolo Cabatbat
Auditor: Ryann Nepomuceno
Business Manager: Mcelvin Liceralde
Public Relation Officers (PRO): Stephen Raymundo and Samantha Valerio
CLACSC also underwent an appointment process after the student candidates who ran for CLACSC in the student election failed to reach the vote of confidence.
President: Andrea Anne Dabuet
Vice President: Neil Oliver Perez
Secretary: Razemelle Joyce Cruz
Treasurer: France Anne Delos Santos
Business Manager: Ivan Joshua Ladaga
PROs: Adrian Mercado and Angelica Camille Juarez
After completion of the appointment of CTHMSC officers on June 30, Alexandra Bolotano was appointed as the CTHMSC president to succeed former CTHMSC President Alexandra Bolotano who was appointed USC PRO.
President: Alexandra Bolotano
Vice President: Nathalie Caisip
Secretary: Elyssa Lyn Frando
Treasurer: Samantha Miclat
Auditor: Samantha Nava
Business Manager: Jave Ilao
PROs: Kent Valiente and Kuiz Van Sanchez
Since only independent candidates Julius Nachor, Mark Joseph Asoy, and Hanz Tecson won for COEdSC during the student election, a total of six officers were appointed to the vacant positions.
President: Julius Nachor
Vice President: Mark Joseph Asoy
Secretary: Bryan Allan Bobadilla
Assistant Secretary: Tricxie Kate Aromin
Treasurer: Hanz Tecson
Auditor: Rolland Jhay Suansing
Business Manager: Angelika Triñanes
Public Relation Officer (PRO): Judith Denuyo and Aaron Villarica
Saved by the snap election, candidates Kathlene Joy Narte, Kristine Patricia Reyes, and Klinth Angcao were elected for CCJESC while the other positions were filled by appointed officers.
President: Kathlene Joy Narte
Vice President: Kristine Patricia Reyes
Secretary: Klinth Angcao
Treasurer: Merie Klare Valdez
Auditor: Mark Ivan Vargas
Business Manager: Patrick Jason Brazil
PROs: Cedric Camenno and Fiona Dominique Raguin
Since most CSC officers were appointed this AY, some CSCs disclosed the conflicts they think will be encountered during AY 2017-2018. CCJESC stated they may encounter obstacles regarding organizational duties such as processing papers due to lack of experience.
However, CCJESC President Kathlene Joy Narte said, “Pero ‘di ko siya (possible conflicts) nakikitang napakalaking problema kasi alam ko naman ‘yong mga officer ngayon, willing sila matuto.”
Meanwhile, COEdSC said that the “adjustment” period of the appointed officers is the “biggest challenge” they will face since some officers came from program councils. COEdSC Vice President Mark Joseph Asoy said, “It’s very different kasi when from program council to student council. Unang–una sa budget, masyadong mababa.”
On the same note, CTHMSC President Alexandra Bolotano said in an online interview that since there are mostly only third year and fourth year students left, a lower budget will be allotted for the CTHMSC. “With proper planning, the budget will be allocated properly in order to reduce expenses. Furthermore, we would try our best to get sponsors that would help in increasing the funds for an event. We also want to capitalize on fundraising and income generating events.”