Text by: Nicole Angela Mallari
Infographic by: Paul Gumagay
(Editor’s note: This story is included in the second print issue of TNP for Editorial Year 2014-2015.)
MANILA – Some College of Mass Communication Student Council (CMCSC) members shoulder extra duties following the start of the Leave of Absence (LOA) by the council secretary on Aug. 21.
Chairperson Beata Carolino said senior Communication Research (CommRes) student Edmer Maguan filed for a LOA just before the enrolment period ended. The LOA will last for almost a month and will end on Sept. 17.
“He said it’s a family concern. He is Chinese and they would go to China,” Carolino said in Filipino.
Maguan takes down minutes of council meetings, heads the affiliates, convenes the graduation committee with Carolino and manages the bulletin board and logistics.
The CMCSC Chairperson said Maguan didn’t leave any pending case or task in the council. Nonetheless, his tasks as secretary were disseminated among other members.
Carolino said Maguan would be busy with family sabbatical so they opted to deactivate his Facebook account. “Through this, people won’t look for him online and then if they have any concerns, they can direct those to the council,” she said.
With Maguan’s absence, College Representative to the University Student Council Benedict Opinion, Journalism Representative Patricia Isabel Gloria and CommRes Representative John Dominic Rodriguez will be responsible for listing the minutes of the meeting. Meanwhile, Treasurer Ria Tagle handled the graduation committee before it elected its officers.
Broadcast Communication Representative James Gasara will take charge of the council affiliates while CommRes representative Dianne Olivan will handle logistical concerns.