KAISA UP to lead red-dominated USC

Text by Khim Joshua Raymundo

KAISA UP bet and incumbent USC vice-chair Sean Thakur will serve as the next USC chairperson after earning 3,538 votes, beating STAND UP’s Flor Manalo with 2,168 votes and UP ALYANSA candidate and incumbent USC chairperson Kisha Beringuela who gained 1,872 votes.

Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND UP) clinched the most number of seats for the next academic year’s UP Diliman University Student Council (USC), securing 13 out of 33 positions.

Meanwhile, STAND UP managed to win the USC vice chair post after Kenneth Eser Jose was able to secure 3,374 votes, outnumbering KAISA and ALYANSA bets with 1,891 and 1,843 votes, respectively.

KAISA UP clinched the top councilor post with Jesus Reyna III garnering 3,995 votes, followed by UP ALYANSA’s Hernan Delizo with 3,448 votes and STAND UP’s Tierone James Santos who earned 3,207 votes.

STAND UP claimed seven seats in the councilor race and five in the college representatives post. Meanwhile, UP ALYANSA claimed six seats consisting of three councilors and three college representatives.

A total of 8,564 out of 20, 964 registered voters participated in this year’s elections, resulting in 40.85 percent total voter turnout, 2.03 percent lower than last year’s 42.88.

Here is the official list of the next USC officials:


Sean Angelo “Sean” Thakur (KAISA UP) – 3,538

Floricar Meirylle “Flor” Manalo (STAND UP)  – 2,168

Kisha Marielle “Kisha” Beringuela (UP ALYANSA) – 1,872

ABSTAIN – 1,613


Kenneth “Eser” Eser Jose (STAND UP) – 3,374

Franceska Louise “Louise” Faraon (KAISA UP) – 1, 891

Jeremy David “Jeremy” Civil (UP ALYANSA) -1,843

ABSTAIN – 2,083


Jesus “Jesus” Reyna III (KAISA UP) – 3, 995

Hernan Joseph “Hernan” Delizo (UP ALYANSA) – 3, 448

Tierone James “Tierone” Santos (STAND UP) – 3, 207

Kerr John “Kierra” Carlobos (STAND UP)- 3, 103

Lucia Ann “Lucia” Silva (STAND UP) – 3, 076

Lorenzo Miguel “Renzo” Relente (UP ALYANSA) – 2, 938

Froilan Adrielle “Froilan” Cariaga (STAND UP) – 2, 783

Kevin Van Sulitas (STAND UP) – 2, 538

Richard “Richard” Pagaduan (STAND UP)-  2, 535

Jeremiah “Jeremy” Velmonte (KAISA UP) – 2,468

Carl Owen “Owen” Andal (STAND UP) – 2,364

Gemina “Gemina” Dela Cruz (UP ALYANSA) – 2,295


Asian Center

Maria Kristine “Tin” Calleja (KAISA UP)


Asian Institute of Tourism

Andrea Kay “Dea” Ocampo (KAISA UP) –


College of Architecture

Lee Alfonso “Lee” Apostol (STAND UP)


College of Arts and Letters


Selina Ann Martin “Sel” Lugtu (UP ALYANSA)

College of Education

Kristiene Nathaniel “Kris” Miranda (UP ALYANSA)

Kate Cassidy “Kate” Gaetos (STAND UP)


College of Engineering

Paul Redillas (Independent)

Christian “Ichan” Delos Santos (KAISA UP)


College of Fine Arts

Audrey Olivia “Audrey” Rendora (STAND UP)

Erwin Zion “Zion” Santos (KAISA UP)

College of Home Economics

John Ray “J-Ray” Dionisio (STAND UP)

Carlos Noel Gacutan (KAISA UP)


College of Human Kinetics

Lorenzo Luis “Enzo” Espinosa (KAISA UP)


College of Mass Communication

Elliah Bettina “Liah” Gomez (Independent)

Jefferson “Jeff” Losito (STAND UP)


College of Music

Dominique Beatrice Jhocson (Independent)


College of Science

Izabelle Dolores (Independent)

Michael Hendrick “Mike” Cabotage (KAISA UP)


College of Social Science and Philosophy

Joshua Matthew “Josh” Dy  (UP ALYANSA)


College of Social Work and Community Development

Ralph “Ralph” Revilla Jr. (STAND UP)


National College of Public Administration and Governance

Aldrin Dale Nera (Independent)

Andrea Isabela “Isabela” Murillo (KAISA UP)


School of Economics

Jeremy John Magpantay (Independent)


Technology Management Center

Cristobal “Tobey” Rabino (STAND UP)


Virata School of Business

Jezrel “Jez” Bugtas (UP ALYANSA)

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