COLLEGE IN FOCUS: National College of Public Administration and Governance

What’s at stake politically at the National College of Public Administration and Governance.

By Vince Flores Nonato

Council Composition: 7 PALS (Practice of Administrative Leadership and Service), 7 Independent
Chairperson: Ronald Dane Z. Carreon (PALS)

College Representative: Desiree M. Ico (KAISA)

2010 Voter Turnout: 32.08% (188 of 586, USC Elections), 43% (254 of 587, Special Local Elections)*

2010 USC Chairperson: Gabriel G. Villamil (KAISA)

Political Background:

PALS (Practice of Administrative Leadership and Service), once the majority party in the NCPAG Student Council, is affiliated with KAISA. While PALS is the only party running for the SC elections, there used to be another party, PULSE. PULSE (Pursuit of Unity, Leadership, Service, and Excellence) has not been running for some time. The student council became split with independents during the 2010 elections, which was delayed due to problems with candidates’ certificates of candidacy (COCs).

*Local elections were delayed and held separately from the USC elections.

Author: TNP

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