By Nikki Careen Palacios
After being led by one party for a year, the National College of Public Administration and Governance student council is now evenly tied between local party PALS (Practice of Administrative Leadership and Service) and independent candidates.
PALS won 7 seats, with the remaining 7 going to independent candidates. Ronald “Dong” Carreon of PALS, who ran unopposed, is the new NCPAG chairperson.
This year’s result eclipses PALS’ complete sweep of the NCPAG polls last year.
Voter turnout was 43%, with 254 out of 587 students voting, 2% lower from last year’s 45%.
The NCPAG elections were delayed for three weeks as the candidates were not able to submit their requirements on time. During the university-wide student council elections on February 24, only NCPAG representative to the university student council Desiree Ico of KAISA was elected.
205 Ronald Dane “Dong” Carreon (PALS)
Vice Chairperson (1)
143 RG Emmanuel Tesa (Independent)
101 Jade Lou Dulawan (PALS)
Internal Affairs Administrator (1)
119 Joanna Krista Javelona (Independent)
117 Inah Tolentino (PALS)
External Affairs Administrator (1)
143 Portia Silang (Independent)
99 Lila Rodriguez (PALS)
Finance Administrator (1)
206 Joebert Sayson (PALS)
Socio Academic Affairs Administrator (1)
150 Ayesha Alonto Mambuay (Independent)
92 Kathreen Jane “Kaye” Sapungen (PALS)
Undergraduate Councilors (4)
140 Giancarlo Miguel “Gian” Pantaleon (PALS)
130 Dean Miranda (PALS)
130 Karlo James Diaz (PALS)
104 Joann Zyrell Salazar (PALS)
92 Aguia Barbara Luneta (Independent)
Graduate Councilors (4)
40 Joanna Carinugan (Independent)
37 Le Harvey San Antonio (Independent)
36 Ines Miranda Basaen (Independent)
30 Rachelle Ann Panlaqui (PALS)