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Incoming USC and Kulé EIC take their oath

Incoming University Student Council members and college representatives with (front row, from left to right) Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Ma. Corazon J. Tan, UP President Alfredo E. Pascual and UPD Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma.

(May 6)— UPD Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma swore into office 14 University Student Council (USC) members and 20 college representatives during the turnover ceremony held on April 29 at the Vinzons Hall.

This year’s incoming USC is led by Chairperson Ana Alexandra “Alex” Castro and Vice Chairperson Julliano Fernando “Jules” Guiang who are both standard bearers of Nagkakaisang Iskolar para sa Pamantasan at Sambayanan (KAISA).

The 12 new USC Councilors are: Carla Monica “Carla” Gonzalez of KAISA, Christian Lemuel “Lem” Magaling of Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP or STAND UP, Raphael Aaron “Aaron” Letaba of Alyansa ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Panlipunang Katwiran at Kaunlaran or ALYANSA, Daniel “Dan” Guzman of KAISA, Erra Mae “Erra” Zabat of STAND UP, John Paulo “JP” Delas Nieves of  ALYANSA, Charlotte “Cha” France of STAND UP, Rafael Luis “Rafa” Fernando of KAISA, Allyna-Haneefa “Neefa” Macapado of STAND UP, Arjay “Arjay” Mercado of ALYANSA, Mario Andrefanio “Aio” Santos II of STAND UP and Erica Camille “Erica” Lau of KAISA.

Julian Inah Anunciacion

Meanwhile, Philippine Collegian’s (Kulé) new editor-in-chief (EIC), Julian Inah Anunciacion, also took her oath on the same date.

Castro succeeded Gabriel Paolo “Heart” Diño as USC Chairperson while Anunciacion replaced Ma. Katherine Elona as Kulé’s EIC. Both incoming USC members and Kulé EIC will start their terms on June 6, the start of Academic Year 2013-2014.

The ceremony was witnessed by UP President Alfredo E. Pascual and Prof. Ma. Corazon J. Tan, UPD vice chancellor for student affairs, who delivered the welcome remarks.   

Tan thanked and commended the outgoing USC members for their leadership and for taking their social responsibilities as student leaders seriously. On the other hand, she encouraged the incoming leaders to uphold their duties and responsibilities without fear and maintain their integrity as leaders. Moreover, she assured them that the administration, especially the OVCSA, is always ready to support their endeavours.

Intermission numbers were provided by the UP Repertory Company and the College of Music’s UP Dawani Women’s Choir during the program.

The oath taking ceremony was in line with the celebration of USC’s centennial anniversary from the time it was instituted in 1913 under the auspices of UP President Murray Bartlett (1911-1915). —H.C.P.

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