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STAND UP bet wins Stat rep post in close race

STAT

■ Sanny Boy Afable

Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND UP) candidate Tierone Santos secured the post of UP School of Statistics (Stat) Representative to the University Student Council (USC), as 57.43 percent or 348 out of 606 students cast their votes on April 6.

In a vote of 112-108, Santos claimed only six votes ahead of UP Alyansa ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Panlipunang Katwiran at Kaunlaran (UP ALYANSA) bet Rheymond Jimenez, ending UP ALYANSA’s hold of the post for five consecutive years. Meanwhile, independent candidate Marvey Mercado garnered 82 votes.

Independent candidates have dominated the rest of council positions. Former Media and Publicity Councilor Michael Joshua Ricaforte won the chairperson post, with former Social Consciousness Councilor Kate Malda as the vice-chairperson. Former Stat Rep to the USC James Alister Pangilinan also clinched the education and research councilor post.

The secretariat councilor post will be left vacant as abstain votes won over independent candidate Gilliane Gaspar. Special elections will be held for the vacant positions of two councilors and three batch representatives.

This year’s voter turnout declined from last year’s 64.06 percent. ■

CHAIRPERSON
Michael Joshua Ricaforte – 259
Abstain – 89

VICE-CHAIRPERSON
Kate Malda – 235
Abstain – 113

STAT REP TO THE USC 
Tierone Santos (STAND UP) – 112
Rheymond Jimenez (UP ALYANSA) – 108
Marvey Mercado – 81
Abstain – 45

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH COUNCILOR 
James Alister Pangilinan – 192 
Abstain – 156

FINANCE COUNCILOR 
Siegfred Roi Codia – 172
Kate Anne Igharas – 138
Abstain – 38

PUBLIC RELATIONS COUNCILOR 
Therese Marie Angangco -193 
Jhoycel Ann Ramirez– 81
Abstain – 24

SECRETARIAT COUNCILOR 
Gilliane Rianna Gaspar – 154
Abstain – 194

SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS COUNCILOR 
Spencer Espartero – 238
Abstain – 110

SPORTS, ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCILOR 
Anthony James Billones – 243
Abstain – 105

MEDIA AND PUBLICITY COUNCILOR 
No candidates 

MARKETING COUNCILOR 
No candidates 

BATCH REPRESENTATIVES 
No candidates

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