Botong Isko: College of Science

Unopposed candidates in the College of Science (CS) will lead the next student council (SC), with all except the vice chairperson coming from Matatag, Aktibo, Tumutugon, Tunay, Epektibo, at Responsable (MATTER), an unaligned local party.

Second update: March 1, 6:40 p.m. 

Unopposed candidates to lead College of Science student council

By Yvette Morales

Unopposed candidates in the College of Science (CS) will lead the next student council (SC), with all except the vice chairperson coming from Matatag, Aktibo, Tumutugon, Tunay, Epektibo, at Responsable (MATTER), an unaligned local party.

John Christopher Lawrence Morillo won as chairperson, garnering 573 votes, besting 422 abstentions. 

Dale Wilson Garcia II, the only independent candidate, will sit as vice chairperson with 627 votes. 368 abstained.

Meanwhile, Ryan Lintao of KAISA bested Dylan Salcedo of ALYANSA as CS Representative to the USC. Lintao got 378 votes while Salcedo got 304. 313 voted abstain.

MATTER filled 5 councilor seats, with one seat left vacant. Anna Beatrice Constantino topped among the five with 517 votes, followed by Paula Abella Danan with 484, Searle Aichelle Duay with 475, Tristan Cesar Manalac, 474, and Edjohn Aaron Macauyag, 426. 288 abstained.

Except for the National Institute of Physics (NIP) and National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (NIMBB), all institutes have their respective representatives.

MATTER’s Jian Kenzo Leal withdrew as NIMBB representative because of academic reasons, Morillo said.

Kailangan nya raw kasi i-maintain yung grades nya for scholarship so ‘di niya kaya isabay sa council,” he said. 

Dr. Giovanni Tapang, chairperson of the College Student Electoral Board in CS, said the unfilled councilor post will be filled from the department representatives. A special election will be also held for the two unfilled department representative seats.

Out of 2,692 eligible voters in CS, only 995 voted, casting a 37.85-percent turnout. Only 53.77 percent of the undergraduate students voted, while only a mere 5.58 percent of graduate students cast their votes on Thursday.

CHAIRPERSON

John Christopher Lawrence M. Morillo (MATTER) – 573

Abstain – 422

VICE CHAIRPERSON

Dale Wilson A. Garcia II (INDEPENDENT)  – 627

Abstain – 368

REPRESENTATIVE TO THE USC: 

Ryan Lintao  – 378

Dylan Salcedo – 304

Abstain – 313

COUNCILORS (5 of 6 seats): 

Ana Beatrice D. Constantino (MATTER) – 517

Paula Abella A. Danan (MATTER) – 484

Searle Aichelle S. Duay (MATTER) – 475

Edjohn Aaron B. Macauyag (MATTER) – 426

Tristan Cesar M. Manalac (MATTER) – 474

Abstain – 288

INSTITUTE REPRESENTATIVES

BIOLOGY

Laurice Beatrice O. Dela Pena (MATTER) – 145

Abstain – 40

CHEMISTRY

Venus B. Pondevida (MATTER) – 108

Abstain – 50

GEOLOGY

Jeremy James C. Jimenez (MATTER) – 142

Abstain – 45

MATHEMATICS

Amina Francesca F. Batara (MATTER) – 116

Abstain – 57

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY:  

Jian Kenzo O. Leal (MATTER) – WITHDRAW

ASST. INSTITUTE REPRESENTATIVE

GEOLOGY

Johann Joseph D. Sahagun (MATTER) – 117

Abstain – 30

PHYSICS:

Joshua Jethro Jedadiah R. Malimata (MATTER) – 103

Abstain – 30

 – Reports from Yvette Morales and Darlene Cay