By Alyssa Jose
Six students from the College of Mass Communication (CMC) will contend for seats in next year’s University Student Council (USC). One is running as an independent candidate.
Nagkakaisang Iskolar para sa Pamantasan at Sambayanan (KAISA) is fielding Broadcast Communication (BC) student Zaira Baniaga and Communication Research major Marlina Louise Carlos as USC Councilors.
Film student Josef Ian Bondoc is also running as USC Councilor under the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND UP).
John Benedict Opinion, a BC student, will be running as CMC’s College Representative to the USC also under STAND UP. Opinion will be up against another BC major, Gabriel Abeleda, who is running as an independent candidate under local party CMC Interdependent Student-Centered Activism.
Out of the four CMC students who filed for candidacy as councilors to the USC, one was disapproved, namely Thomas Benjamin Roca, a Journalism major under STAND UP.
The official campaign period will start on February 12. Election day is set on February 27.