IN A REPEAT of last year’s Central Student Council (CSC) elections, independent candidates once again ruled the polls and grabbed five of six council positions for the academic year 2011-2012.

The highest seat in the council, however, was won by Lakas ng Diwang Tomasino (Lakasdiwa) party bet Lorraine Taguiam of the Faculty of Civil Law, who got a total of 13,661 votes against independent candidate Justin Tan of the College of Architecture who acquired 10,993 votes.

Taguiam, the lone Lakasdiwa winner, said the failure of her partymates to get elected won’t hinder her projects.

“At the end of the day, we will serve the students and not our parties,” she said.

Tagiuam said she was confident the Students’ Code would be passed under her term.

Peter Carlo David of the Faculty of Arts and Letters was elected vice president with 13,894 votes, against Lakasdiwa’s Jeff Maniquis who got 10,419 votes.

Karizza Kamille Cruz of the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management and Erik Paul Ponce of the College of Accountancy were elected secretary and treasurer, respectively.

Cruz, with 15,040 votes, had a margin of more than 5,000 votes against rival Richelle Divina’s 9,582. Ponce got 14,445 votes against Jeroen De Leon’s 10,220 votes.

Giorgia Maxine Parayno of the College of Commerce and Business Administration won as auditor with 12,636 votes against 11,925 votes garnered by Lakasdiwa’s Ralph Allen Sales.

Rjay Yu, meanwhile, was elected public relations officer with 14,015 votes versus Misa Christina Manansala’s 10,776 votes.

The new batch of CSC officers will assume office on May 2011 and will replace incumbent council officers Leandro Santos II (president), Edrem See (vice president), Kristine Mae Urbi (secretary), Franz Kevin Geronimo (treasurer), Joan Charmaine Lim (auditor), and John Ryan Sze (public relations officer).

Mga rituwal at gawi ng isang manunulat

The University-wide election was held from February 16 to 18.


  1. There is no need for a Students Code in Ust ,,, thomasian students are apathetic and indifferent about the code anyway (ask a student randomly anywhere from ust and ask him or her if he or she knows and article or two in the proposed students code) . Let me tell you directly why is the students code pursued- for glory and fame 🙂


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.