TOMspeak: What is the pulse of Thomasians in the upcoming CSC elections?


WHAT DO Thomasians have to say about the controversies surrounding this year’s Central Student Council Executive Board elections?

“It’s better to have no politicians than to have bad politicians.” – Jerry Anthony Dupo (Institute of Information and Computing Sciences, fourth year)

“If they will run for position, sana may nagawa na sila for the school and sana maramdaman sila ng students.” – Simon Bandol (College of Architecture, fourth year)

“The candidates must be deserving and with a proper background.” – Minami Endo (College of Science, first year)

“Sana `wag magbigay ng platforms na hindi naman kayang panindigan.” – Karyssa Tantiongco (College of Education, fourth year)

“Wala na kasing abstain ‘di ba? Sana kapag relative majority `yung hindi bumoto dun sa kandidato, magkusa na siyang mag resign.” – James Uy (UST AMV – College of Accountancy, third year)

“I’m hoping that this year’s CSC elections won’t be the same like last time where several issues were raised. Sana mas peaceful at organized ngayong taon.” – Rhaj Jerome De Chavez (Faculty of Engineering, third year)

“What I expect for from these future elected central student councils is to create much more opportunities not only to for themselves but to for all Thomasian students and also to organize service-oriented events that will benefit the partner community of the University.” – Harrah Daphne de la Viña (College of Commerce and Business Administration, third year)

“I expect the process of voting to be a lot faster and fluid due to the changes in the system of voting, such as making voting electronic and the removal of abstain as far as I know.” – Miguel Chang (UST AMV – College of Accountancy, first year)

“I think the new roster of UST CSC should advocate for freedom to information, such as the negotiation on tuition fee increases and other fees.” – Vivien Clarisse Leynes (Faculty of Arts and Letters, third year)

“Inaasahan ko na mas magiging matalino ang mga botante ngayong darating na CSC election. Tulad ng ipinakitang tapang ng mga Tomasino noon dahil sa pagboto ng abstain.” – Jan Aldwin Aspiras, (College of Rehabilitation and Sciences, fourth year)

“I want to see how [the CSC student leaders] uphold free speech and or represent the voices of students in important changes and implementations within the university.” – Geena Amurao (College of Science, third year)

“Ine-expect ko lang naman is peaceful na eleksyon at kung sino man manalo, ay magampanan niya ang kanyang mga tungkulin ng maayos. No one needs drama.” – Nicole Paril (College of Rehabilitation and Sciences, third year)

“For the elections, I expect candidates to be open with to criticism and use it to develop their leadership agenda.” – Jia Soller (Faculty of Arts and Letters, third year).


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