By Vince Flores Nonato
The final and official list of candidates for the National College of Public Administration and Governance’s student council was released Friday afternoon.
Only 14 candidates are running for eight different positions, compared to last year’s 20.
Incumbent NCPAG representative to the University Student Council Desiree Ico of Practice of Administrative Leadership and Service (PALS), is running for NCPAG SC vice-chairperson, as the running mate of Julliano Fernando Guiang, also of PALS.
Both Guiang and Ico are running unopposed.
Other NCPAG SC members seeking positions are Undergraduate Councilors Joann Salazar (for Internal Affairs Administrator) and Karlo Diaz (for External Affairs Administrator), both from PALS, NCPAG’s only accredited party this year.
On the other hand, Norman Cualteros, Rodolfo Ferdinand Quicho Jr., and Juan Valeriano Respicio IV, originally included in the first official list released Jan. 28, are no longer candidates, said College Secretary Jocelyn C. Cuaresma.
The sole pending candidate from the original list, Pamela Grafilo, was disqualified due to a violation.
NCPAG students were only able to vote for USC officials on Election Day (Feb. 24) last year as the college’s local elections were postponed to March.