by Frances Josephine E. Espeso
Three incumbent officers eye for reelections for this year’s Asian Institute of Tourism Student Council (AITSC) elections, according to the official list of candidates released by the College Student Electoral Board (CSEB), April 1.
The three incumbent AITSC officers running for reelection have filed Leaves of Absence from April 6 to 21 as agreed upon during the AITSC General Meeting held March 17.
Incumbent Finance Councilor Jomar Ochoa of the Student Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP – AIT (STAND UP-AIT) is running for AITSC chairperson against Student Action for Responsive Leadership in Tourism’s (START – AIT) Ellaine Carbonell.
START-AIT is the college’s local arm of the university-wide party KAISA- Nagkakaisang Iskolar para sa Pamantasan at Sambayanan (KAISA-UP).
Meanwhile, incumbent Education and Research Councilor Megan Rolloda is STAND-UP AIT’s bet for vice chairperson. She is up against Jennifer Rucio of START-AIT.
Beatriz Duñgo, on the other hand, runs unopposed for second year batch representative after STAND UP – AIT’s Jovan Stanley Ordoña withdrew his candidacy, according to Mark Laguardia of the same party.
Ordoña’s withdrawal of candidacy, according to Laguardia, is due to the former’s plan of shifting to Architecture.
Also included in START – AIT’s slate are Fershelyn Callejo, Antoinette Duque, Zietchel Ignacio, Jessiah Jarlego, and Katherine Mallari who are all vying for councilor posts. Running against them are STAND UP – AIT’s Sharmaine Badong, Princess Delos Reyes, Laguardia, Ciara Ombao, and the incumbent sophomore batch representative Margarita Magada.
Angelica Lapeña of START – AIT and Jennifer Ajero of STAND UP – AIT are competing for fourth year batch representative while START – AIT’s Erica Canillo and STAND UP – AIT’s Nadia Rodriguez are gunning for third year batch representative post.
Meanwhile, START- AIT’s Millie Yvonne Manaois and STAND UP’s Jayson Jude Ramirez are competing for the position of AIT Representative to the University Student Council.
The annual university elections is set on April 21, Thursday.