Friday, February 28, 2014

UP Diliman USC Elections 2014: Arjay Mercado to lead ALYANSA-dominated USC in 2014

Image Courtesy: Philippine Collegian

Standard bearers Arjay Mercado and JP delas Nieves won this year's University Student Council elections for the top two positions, Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, respectively. The party, to which both of them belong, ALYANSA also took 7 of the 12 coveted USC Councilor positions. ALYANSA successfully makes its comeback in UPD's political dominion with its tag #BagongUSC.

The blue's tandem beat STAND UP's Erra Zabat and Neefa Macapado, and KAISA's Carla Gonzalez and Ram Tomaneng. Voter turnout this year is 48.07% or 11,626 of 24,188 votes, lower than last year's 48.4%.

Independent candidates led the USC Councilors list with Jethro David (4,286) and Raymond Rodis (4,136).

The general results of the UP Diliman USC 2014 Elections are as follows:

USC Chair votes: 
Erra Zabat (STAND UP) - 3034
Carla Gonzalez (KAISA) - 1416
Abstain - 2032

USC Vice Chair votes: 
Neefa Macapado (STAND UP) - 3894
Ram Tomaneng (KAISA) - 766
Abstain - 1791


1. Jethro David (Independent) - 4,286
2. Raymond Rodis (Independent) - 4,136
3. V Manalo (ALYANSA) - 3,743
4. Mico Pangalangan (STAND UP) - 3,557
5. Reg Rodriguez (ALYANSA) - 3,357
6. Reg Punzalan (KAISA) - 3,340
7. Tolits Tanaka (ALYANSA) - 3,185
8. Walter Tamayo (ALYANSA) - 3,003
9. Carl Santos (STAND UP) - 2,962
10. Pola Lamarca (ALYANSA) - 2,923
11. AJ Montesa (ALYANSA) - 2,779
12. Jamie Bawalan (ALYANSA) - 2,726


Asian Insitute of Tourism: Ma. Cristine Bactol, START-AIT
College of Arts and Letters: Leslie Anne Marie Corpuz, STAND UP
College of Business Administration: Raphael Aaron Letaba,ALYANSA
College of Education: Tricia Roxas, TUGON
College of Engineering: Leo Lobigan, ALYANSA and CherylSiy, KAISA
College of Fine Arts: Ana Patricia Non, STAND UP
College of Home Economics: Sarah Esguerra, LEAD-CHE
College of Human Kinetics: Roi Kevin Marcial, ALYANSA
College of Law: Hannah Keila Garcia, Independent
College of Mass Communication: John Benedict Opinion,STAND UP
College of Music: Gabby Tinio, CAMERATA
College of Science: Ryan Lintao, KAISA
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy: AllanPangilinan, BUKLOD CSSP
College of Social Work and Community Development: AudreyAntoniano, STAND UP
National College of Public Administration and Governance:Mikhail Solitario, Independent
School of Economics: Franzine Foronda, ALYANSA
School of Library and Information Studies: Ann Tan, STANDUP
School of Statistics: Cris Ian Mendoza, ALYANSA

USC Voter turnout: 48.07% or 11,626 of 24,188 votes
Information Source: Tinig ng Plaridel