3 bets eye CSC secretary post


Three candidates are gunning to be the next Central Student Council (CSC) secretary in the 2019 student elections.

Krizia Milleny Bricio (Independent)

Running for CSC secretary, Legal Management freshman Krizia Bricio advocates for heightened social awareness among Thomasians.

“[S]a social issues natin, [dapat] mas maging vocal pa when it comes to the Mandatory ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) [and] the tuition fee increase,” Bricio told the Varsitarian.

Bricio plans to include progressive organizations that share information about various social issues in her platform.

“Magbibigay tayo sa Thomasian community ng facts… ‘yung pros and cons regarding pressing matters ng ating lipunan,” she said.

Bricio also believes that secretary’s responsibilities are not only limited to duties mandated by the CSC Constitution.

“Bilang parte ng executive board, tungkulin po namin na i-address ang mga concerns and grievances ng mga estudyante, cater ang needs and interests nila dito sa [U]niversity dahil ang pinaka tungkulin ng Central Student Council Executive Board ay ang pagsilbihan ang Thomasians,” she said.

Karch Andrei Rafael (Lakasdiwa)

This Lakasdiwa candidate for secretary  is advocating for platforms geared toward transparency, good governance, inclusivity and social responsibility.

He said Thomasians are part of the Council’s endeavors and should “be socially responsible and aware by doing programs and projects for marginalized and indigenous people.”

Rafael, a chemistry freshman from the College of Science was the executive associate to the chairman of the Executive Board of UST Unesco Club.

He also served as the vice president of the Technological University of the Philippines Senior High School Student Council in 2016 and treasurer of the same council in 2017.

“If the Thomasian community thinks that [they] need someone who will promote transparency, fight for inclusivity, and stand for the students, [they] should vote for me,” he said.

Nicholas Lopez Sia (Lakas Tomasino Coalition)

RUNNING under the banner of Lakas Tomasino Coalition, Nicholas Sia promises to cultivate environmental stewardship, provide opportunities for development and encourage students to be more involved.

“We want the Thomasian students to be aware of the opportunities, inside and outside the [U]niversity,” he said.

Sia, an advertising arts senior, was the executive associate to the president of UST Central Student Council (CSC).

He also served as the co-director for creatives of UST-CSC from 2016 to 2019 and took part in UST Hiraya as its external public relations officer in 2017.

“[M]y goal for this year is not only to educate the Thomasian students, but also for them to engage in activities of their liking,” Sia said.

“We are not only giving the Thomasian students a choice to excel in the fields they want, but also a chance to engage and to be involved,” he added.


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