By Frances Josephine E. Espeso

Candidates from Matatag Aktibo Tunay Tumutugon Epektibo Responsable (MATTER) prevailed in this year’s College of Science Student Council (CSSC) elections held Thursday.

Joshua Jethro Malimata from the National Institute of Physics (NIP) was elected chairperson with 1021 votes against 431 who abstained.

Michaela Ticman, incumbent assistant representative of the Institute of Mathematics (IM) is vice chairperson with 944 votes; abstain votes amount to 511.

Incumbent Councilor Juan Antonio Magalang, also from NIP, was elected College Representative to the University Student Council with 578 votes besting Adrian Villareal from the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND UP) and Mika Cadiz of UP Alyansa ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Panlipunang Katwiran at Kaunlaran (UP ALYANSA) with 473 and 281 votes, respectively.

Meanwhile, incumbent NIP Assistant Representative Christian Benedict Guevarra topped the councilor polls with 815 votes. Following Guevarra are Angelica Mae Camille Dizon and Jelaine Gan, each with 773 votes; Jasper S. Dumalaog with 754 votes, and Katrina Isabel C. Elicaño with 735.

On the other hand, Nicole Mae Picart of the Institute of Biology (IB) was elected IB Representative with 196 votes against the 45 who abstained while Hannah Joyce Amoncio was elected Institute of Chemistry representative with 201 votes versus 26 abstain votes.

CSSC’s Geology representative is Janica Mae Nablo who earned 142 votes against the 85 who abstained while Lean Dominic Labalan is elected as Math representative with 196 votes versus 68 who abstained; Joelle Noriko Galang is the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology’s representative with 160 votes vs. 14 “abstain” votes; and NIP has Michael Nicholas Go with 188 votes against 61 who abstained.

This year, 1455 students from CS voted out of 2889 of the college’s registered voters. Out of the 1455 students, 85.9% were undergraduates while 14.8% were graduate students.


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