CSC VP is sole presidential candidate in 2017 student polls

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CSC Vice President Steven Grecia is the lone presidential candidate for this year's elections. Photo by Ma. Alyssa Adrienne T. Samonte

ELECTION season began in UST with only one student filing his certificate of candidacy for the highest position in the Central Student Council (CSC).

Medical technology junior and CSC Vice President Steven Grecia of Lakas Tomasino Coalition (LTC) is this year’s sole candidate for the presidency.

A total of 13 candidates are vying for CSC Executive Board seats this year, down from last year’s 18 candidates.

Competing for the vice presidency are former College of Fine Arts and Design Student Council president and industrial design junior student Renz Santiago (Lakasdiwa) and speech and language pathology sophomore Gabriela Angela Sepulchre (LTC), former treasurer at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences Student Council.

Hotel and restaurant management junior Alexandra Guevarra (LTC), travel management sophomore Josephine Beatrice Domingo (Lakasdiwa) and preschool education junior Therese Gorospe (independent) are gunning for the position of secretary.

Journalism junior Christopher Daniel Reyes (Lakasdiwa) will compete against sophomore marketing management student Daveson Nieto (LTC) for the position of treasurer.

Industrial engineering junior Aston Estorpe (Lakasdiwa) and accountancy student Richard Javier (LTC) are vying for the position of auditor.

Eyeing the public relations officer post are literature junior Lance Laurence Santiago (LTC), nursing junior John Rhorick Legaspi (Lakasdiwa) and political science sophomore Francis Gabriel Santos (independent).

There was no statement yet from Lakasdiwa on its failure to field a presidential candidate.

The Central Commission on Elections will release the official list of candidates for the upcoming CSC elections on March 24.

The campaign period will be from March 27 to April 8 and April 18 to 19, except weekends. The proclamation of the new CSC officers will be on April 23.

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