[UPDATED] Law posts nearly 81% turnout

By Vince Nonato

The College of Law recorded a high 80.99% turnout today, despite a few setbacks that delayed the local Law Student Government elections by an hour.

554 out of 684 students cast their votes, 5 of them manually. The college’s turnout was one of the highest recorded for this year’s University Student Council elections and was consistent with the local trend; last year saw a turnout of 80.65%.

It was earlier reported that the elections in the college, scheduled at 8:00 a.m., the same time as the most of the university, were delayed by an hour. The delay was caused by connectivity problems and the late arrival of passwords from the understaffed Office of Student Activities.

The college’s own wireless-fidelity (wi-fi) network could not connect with the university-wide Halalan network, according to Roselle Nonato, head of the college’s Electoral and Judicial Tribunal. They had to set up another router that could connect with the university-wide Dilnet, which allows access to the computerized election system, she said.

Elections were closed by 7:30 p.m.

VOTERS TURNOUT – 554/684; 80.99%

PRESIDENT
Benedict “Aict” G. Nisperos – 273 + 4 manual votes= 277
Michael “Mike” T. Tiu, Jr. – 243 + 1 manual vote = 244
Abstain – 33

INTERNAL VICE-PRESIDENT
Marie Louise “Louie” N. Camino – 418 + 4 manual votes = 422
Abstain – 131 + 1 manual vote = 132

EXTERNAL VICE-PRESIDENT
Julienne Marie “Yen” A. Morada –322 + 2 manual votes = 324
Ivan Mark “Ivan” C. Galura – 175 + 3 manual votes = 178
Abstain – 52

TREASURER
Jose Antonio Rafael “Bam” G. Santos – 391 + 1 manual vote = 392
Abstain – 158 + 4 manual votes= 162

SECRETARY
Anne Jaycelle “Ja” C. Sacramento – 450 + 5 manual votes= 455
Abstain – 99

PRO
Patrick Chris “Carbs” D. Carbonell – 347 + 1 manual vote = 348
Abstain – 202 + 4 manual votes = 206

EVENING BATCH REPRESENTATIVES (2)
Diega de Guzman “Diega” Villanueva – 65 + 1 manual vote = 66
Jelorie “Jel” F. Gallego – 61 + 1 manual vote = 62
Gil Anthony “Gil” E. Aquino – 34 + 2 manual votes = 36

FOURTH YEAR BATCH REPRESENTATIVES (2)
Jian Paulo “Jian” P. Boller – 76
Paolo “Pao/PC/Poc/Pablo” O. Celeridad – 60
Benjamin Joseph “BJ” Y. Geronimo – 50

THIRD YEAR BATCH REPRESENTATIVES (2)
Gerard Emmanuel “G” V. Tayao – 73
Carl Edison “Eins” M. Balagtas – 40**
Abstain – 23

SECOND YEAR BATCH REPRESENTATIVES (2)
Hanna Keila “Kei” H. Garcia – 67
Ranulfo “Oyie” J. Javelosa III – 66
Ramon “Monci” I. Rocha IV – 41
Abstain – 2

COLLEGE OF LAW REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNIVERSITY STUDENT COUNCIL
Ma. Cristina Reyes (UP ALYANSA) – 413

**Under Section 13 par. 3 of Art. IV (B) of the 2012 UP LAW Students’ Constitution “for the position of Batch Representatives, if there are only two (2) candidates, each candidate must obtain a majority vote in order to be declared the winner.”

The majority vote is 54, therefore Mr. Balagtas cannot be given the council seat. Special elections for the position will be held.

Author: TNP

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