by Arianne Christian Tapao
With incumbent council members vying for the top posts, College of Home Economics (CHE) student council seats will most likely be dominated by KAISA’s college-level arm Leaders for Excellence, Action & Development (LEAD-CHE) this year.
Only five candidates represent opposing party Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND UP), with three running for positions of councilor and two for department representatives.
Incumbent Vice Chairperson Judith Adrienne Valdes will run for the top seat unopposed, as with vice chair hopeful Pauline Mae Candelaria, current food technology (FT) representative.
Incumbent CHE Councilor Pepito Sevilla also runs unopposed as CHE representative to the University Student Council (USC).
CHE has long been led by LEAD-CHE. In the 2014 elections, for instance, the political party clinched 10 out of 11 posts. (Read: LEAD CHE dominates CHE SC elections)
The university elections will be held on April 21, Thursday.
The official list of candidates running for CHE SC elections is as follows:
Judith Adrienne Valdes (LEAD-CHE)
Pauline Mae Candelaria (LEAD-CHE)
CHE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE USC
Pepito Sevilla (LEAD-CHE)
Ma. Norma Thea Madeline Conjares (LEAD-CHE)
Karl Lenin Danganan (LEAD-CHE)
Raphael Dela Cruz (LEAD-CHE)
Mary Nicole Grecia (STAND-UP)
Pauline Kae Indita (LEAD-CHE)
Maria Cristina Morabe (LEAD-CHE)
Ma. Cristina Bianca Rivilla (STAND-UP)
Hannah Mae Vera Cruz (STAND-UP)
Community Nutrition Representative
- Hannah Joy Morales (LEAD-CHE)
- Kate Alexandra Villaflor (STAND-UP)
Clothing Technology Representative
- Patricia Aurelio (STAND UP)
- Jindel Ventura (LEAD-CHE)
Family Life and Child Development Representative
- Ana Rafaela Sarmiento (LEAD-CHE)
Food Technology Representative
- Erickson Christian Lee (LEAD-CHE)
Home Economics Representative
- Ann Justine Marzo (LEAD-CHE)
Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management Representative
- Klaudine Ann Elizondo (LEAD-CHE)
- Maria Celine Sandil (LEAD-CHE)