By Katherine Elona
Interdependent Student-Centered Activism (ISA) won all the top positions in the College of Mass Communication (CMC) elections, while Student Alliance as the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP-CMC (STAND-UP-CMC) only clinched five spots as the department representatives.
ISA’s Nigel Cornel won as CMC Representative with 457 votes, with 188 students voting to abstain.
The next CMC-Student Council (CMC-SC) will be led by Sherwin Su of ISA, who won as chairperson with 319 votes, beating STAND-UP’s Katherine Molina who got 296 votes.
ISA’s Rix Migriño, who got 346 votes as opposed to STAND-UP’s JR Remigio’s 182 votes, will be the next CMC-SC Vice Chairperson.
ISA’s Pam Po won as secretary with 341 votes, and B-an Catubay from the same party won as treasurer with 360 votes. Their opponents from STAND-UP Kirstin Bernabe as Secretary and Abigail Lingbaoan as Treasurer got 243 and 215 votes respectively.
ISA’s Jake Rivera and Rox Uy who both got 144 votes are the next Broadcast Communication Representatives. STAND-UP’s Den Yalung got 79 votes.
All representatives from the journalism and film departments are from STAND-UP. Gail Orduna, with 102 votes, and Norman Riego with 84 votes are the next journalism representatives, while Dreps Tatad, with 61 votes and Jan Pineda with 65 votes are the next Film Institute Representatives.
ISA’s candidates for journalism representatives Mica Yu and Jacques Jimeno got 65 and 80 votes respectively, while their bets for Film Institute representatives Vinnie Pacleb and Maika Gomez only got 43 and 40 votes respectively.
The next communication research representatives are ISA’s Cheska Teresa, with 98 votes, and STAND-UP’s Ainah Punzalan, with 58 votes. Oya Olalia of STAND-UP got 35 votes.
Andrea Galindo won as graduate studies representative with 6 votes, as 5 graduate students opted to abstain.
CMC garnered a 59.68% voter turnout this year, a marked improvement from last year’s 57%.