IS CENTRAL Student Council (CSC) secretary Rosvielentine Rosales ready for the presidency?

A fourth-year Clinical Pharmacy student, Rosales insists she is ready to take on a bigger responsibility as she vies for the top post of the highest governing student body in the University.

“Being part of the CSC made me realize a lot of things and molded me not only to be a great leader but [also] a great person,” the standard bearer of Lakas ng Diwang Tomasino said in an interview.

Seeing herself as a “motivator,” Rosales believes that a great leader should produce other future great leaders.

“As a leader, I would describe myself as a motivator. It is not being [a] leader on your own but it is generating leaders na magiging kagaya mo to be great as well,” she said.

She said her determination and willingness to learn would be her advantage in the CSC’s presidential race.

“Alam ko na ‘yung patakaran sa pamamalakad sa CSC, but that would not be the sole basis. I believe na I have the values na pursigido, willing to learn, and I would not stop,” she said.

In 2014, Rosales was one of the country’s delegates in the World Youth Alliance, a leadership training program that focused on the dignity of the person and human rights, and the Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities, a regional organization that promotes Catholic higher education and support for local Churches.

As CSC secretary, she spearheaded the annual UST Welcome Fest and co-chaired CSC Wellness Expo.

Fostering Thomasian participation

Rosales said the next CSC should give priority to student involvement in all the council’s actions and projects.

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“Without the Thomasian community, we could not function. So, ‘yun ‘yung priority—to make the students involved sa kung ano ‘yung mga projects na ihahain namin for the [next] academic year,” she said.

Should she win the election, Rosales said she would do her best to pass the Students’ Code.

“Gagawin [ko] ang lahat para ma-push talaga ang Students’ Code kasi it’s about us, the students. It’s about the administration hearing our voice,” she said.

With the looming K to 12 transition and Association of South East Asian Nations integration this year, Rosales said she would organize seminars and alternative classes to educate and help the Thomasians adjust with the changes in the educational landscape.

Rosales calls for social awareness and students’ rights and welfare in her platforms. Events such as Uspeak and STRAW Week will be conducted, where students can voice out their opinions on national and University-wide issues, saying that she believes everyone can express their opinions without forgetting the Thomasian values.

“Being Thomasians, may we not set aside the values that we have when expressing our sentiments. We could conduct ways wherein we can give our sentiments without neglecting our values that were taught to us,” she said.

Acording to Rosales, a loss would not stop her from serving Thomasians.

“I know that every [elected] officer would plan to address the needs of the students. Being a Thomasian as well, I would be actively participating sa programs to help implement [their] projects,” she said. Mary Gillan Frances G. Ropero and Roberta A. Vergara, Jr.

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