STAND UP wins landslide victory in first remote elections

Story by Jan Cuyco and Luisa Sandoval

Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND UP) saw a landslide victory after the party’s bets filled 25 out of 31 posts in the UP Diliman University Student Council (USC).

STAND UP bet Jonas Abadilla will serve as the next USC Chairperson after garnering 4,765 votes over Daine Torregosa of UP Alyansa ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Panlipunang Katwiran at Kaunlaran (UP ALYANSA), who received 2,853 votes.

Abadilla will replace incumbent USC Chairperson Froilan Cariaga, who was appointed for a holdover term since October last year. 

Izabelle Dolores under the banner of STAND UP was elected as the next USC Vice Chairperson after winning 5,400-2,708 over UP ALYANSA bet Tricia Quarte. 

Dolores will replace incumbent USC Vice Chairperson Richard Pagaduan, who also assumed a holdover position last October. 

All of STAND UP’s councilor bets made it to the top 12, with Lance Al Francis Daniel clinching the top councilor post with 4,526 votes. He is followed by Mary Sunshine Reyes with 4,417 votes, and Ajay Lagrimas who earned 4,124 votes. 

No bets from UP ALYANSA secured a spot among the standard bearers and the councilors of the next USC. 

The blue party, however, was able to land five college representative positions out of 17. 

These are: Robyn Aquino as the College of Education Representative with 238 votes; Luke Tongson as the College of Music Representative garnering 165 votes; Warren Dela Torres as the School of Labor and Industrial Relations representative with 22 votes; Faye Mondoy as the College of Business Administration Representative with 540 votes; and Anthony Aggabao as the Technology Management Center Representative after having won 29 votes.  

Fort David, the sole independent elect, won as the College of Science Representative with 734 votes. 

As of June 15, 12 noon, a total of 10,070 out 22,556 or 44.46% of students participated in UP Diliman’s first remote student council elections. 

After serving in a holdover capacity, the USC transitions to a new set of elected officers who will navigate the university amid the ongoing pandemic. 

Here is the official list of USC officers for A.Y. 2021-2022: 

CHAIRPERSON 

Jonas Abadilla – 4,765 votes 

STAND UP 

VICE CHAIRPERSON

Izabelle Dolores – 5,400 votes 

STAND UP 

COUNCILORS

Lance Al Francis Daniel – 4,526 votes

STAND UP 

Mary Sunshine Reyes – 4,417 votes

STAND UP 

Ajay Lagrimas – 4,124 votes

STAND UP 

Lian Denise Lao – 4,120 votes

STAND UP 

Carl Ieuan Uba – 4,071 votes

STAND UP 

Sean Kirby Latorre – 4,003 votes

STAND UP 

Joseph Tinio – 3,994 votes

STAND UP 

Latrell Andrei Felix – 3,899 votes

STAND UP 

Mary Mhel Ruado – 3,730 votes

STAND UP 

Andrew Franz Ronquillo – 3,546 votes

STAND UP 

Albert Obis – 3,534 votes

STAND UP 

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TOURISM 

Ken Palomia – 119 votes

STAND UP

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS 

Chedd Lemsic – 441 votes

STAND UP

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

Robyn Aquino – 238 votes

UP ALYANSA 

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS 

Kate Gotis Silvio – 192 votes

STAND UP 

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PHILOSOPHY

Andre Arellano – 554 votes

STAND UP

COLLEGE OF HOME ECONOMICS 

Joshua Origenes – 380 votes

STAND UP 

COLLEGE OF MASS COMMUNICATION 

Raffy Purisima – 342 votes

STAND UP 

COLLEGE OF MUSIC

Luke Tongson – 165 votes

UP ALYANSA 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE 

Fort David – 734 votes

INDEPENDENT 

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Gab Pacaño – 197 votes

STAND UP 

NATIONAL COLLEGE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE

Louis Cenidoza – 145 votes

STAND UP

SCHOOL OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS 

Warren Dela Torre – 22 votes

UP ALYANSA 

SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES 

Totep Icaonapo – 65 votes

STAND UP 

SCHOOL OF STATISTICS 

Zoe Matubis – 270 votes

STAND UP 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Faye Mondoy – 540 votes

UP ALYANSA 

TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT CENTER

Anthony Aggabao – 49 votes

UP ALYANSA 

UP DILIMAN EXTENSION PROGRAMS IN PAMPANGA AND OLONGAPO 

Jep Pelayo – 360 votes

STAND UP 

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