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:
Jonas Abadilla – 4,765 votes
Izabelle Dolores – 5,400 votes
Lance Al Francis Daniel – 4,526 votes
Mary Sunshine Reyes – 4,417 votes
Ajay Lagrimas – 4,124 votes
Lian Denise Lao – 4,120 votes
Carl Ieuan Uba – 4,071 votes
Sean Kirby Latorre – 4,003 votes
Joseph Tinio – 3,994 votes
Latrell Andrei Felix – 3,899 votes
Mary Mhel Ruado – 3,730 votes
Andrew Franz Ronquillo – 3,546 votes
Albert Obis – 3,534 votes
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TOURISM
Ken Palomia – 119 votes
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS
Chedd Lemsic – 441 votes
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Robyn Aquino – 238 votes
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS
Kate Gotis Silvio – 192 votes
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PHILOSOPHY
Andre Arellano – 554 votes
COLLEGE OF HOME ECONOMICS
Joshua Origenes – 380 votes
COLLEGE OF MASS COMMUNICATION
Raffy Purisima – 342 votes
COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Luke Tongson – 165 votes
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
Fort David – 734 votes
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Gab Pacaño – 197 votes
NATIONAL COLLEGE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE
Louis Cenidoza – 145 votes
SCHOOL OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Warren Dela Torre – 22 votes
SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES
Totep Icaonapo – 65 votes
SCHOOL OF STATISTICS
Zoe Matubis – 270 votes
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Faye Mondoy – 540 votes
TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT CENTER
Anthony Aggabao – 49 votes
UP DILIMAN EXTENSION PROGRAMS IN PAMPANGA AND OLONGAPO
Jep Pelayo – 360 votes