by Jorica Pamintuan
For the first time in six years, a red candidate is running for College of Business Administration representative to the University Student Council.
The Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND UP) is fielding Business Administration and Accountancy student John Nelvin “Vino” Lucero as its contender for college representative to the USC.
STAND UP Secretary-General RG Tesa said the party had failed to field college representative bets because students interested in running preferred to join the USC councilor races as there is no party system in the local elections.
“Ngayong taon, magandang pagkakataon ang eleksyon hindi lang para manalo kundi para na rin makilala ng BA and STAND UP muli (This year, the election is a good opportunity not only to win, but also to reintroduce STAND UP to BA),” said Tesa.
Lucero will be running against Alyansa ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Panlipunang Katwiran (ALYANSA) bet, incumbent junior representative Jonas Miguelito Cruz .
Reelectionists vie for SC posts
Meanwhile, five other incumbent members of the BA Student Council are hoping for reelection.
Leigh Wade Wong, last year’s number two councilor, is the sole candidate for the council’s highest position. Also running unopposed is John Frederick Angulo, last year’s fourth place councilor who is gunning for vice chairperson.
Current sophomore representatives Nina Gerodias and Fenina Maria de Leon, and incumbent councilor Joaquin Alonzo Narciso are among the 15 candidates hoping to snag a councilor seat.
CBA is a non-partisan college. According to the college election code, only the candidates for college representative to the USC may be affiliated with political parties.
Leigh Wade Wong
John Frederick Narciso
CBA Representative to the USC:
Jonas Miguelito “Jonas” Cruz (Alyansa)
John Nelvin “Vino” Lucero (STAND UP)
Fenina Maria de Leon
Michael Cheng Lim
Joaquin Alonzo Narciso
Sophomore Batch Representatives:
Junior Batch Representatives:
Gio Nucum (BAA)
Senior Batch Representatives:
Grace Erum (BA)
Ramon Vinzon (BAA)
Terminals Batch Representatives: