By Joelle Theresa Ngo
When it comes to student elections, UP SAMASKOM surely knows how to make things fun and interesting—not just in a political sense, but also in getting to know an election's candidates!
Just two weeks ago on March 31, 2017, The UP Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral sa Komunikasyon (UP SAMASKOM) revived its brainchild to lighten the mood and bring laughter to this year’s student elections as they carried out the organization's notorious brand of comedy.
UP SAMASKOM certainly made this year’s student council election interesting as they transformed their online talk show Halalan at Halakhakan into a live performance complete with a humorous question-and-answer portion, comic challenges, cheering segments, and a whole lot more!
Halalan at Halakhakan showcased the candidates from local- and university-wide student councils in a different light to give the voters and supporters a chance to get to know their candidates and get a laugh at the same time. “Dahil napakaseryoso ng halalan, break muna at maghalakhakan!”
The three university-wide political parties were invited to participate, especially the standard bearers from Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND UP), Nagkakaisang Iskolar para sa Pamantasan at Sambayanan (UP KAISA), and UP Alyansa ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Panlipunang Katwiran at Kaunlaran (UP ALYANSA).
And just last April 3, the new set of officers was declared by UP SAMASKOM:
- Benjamin John Sagun, Batch 2013.1, CSWCD Chairperson
- Jesse David Doctor, Batch 2014.1, CMC Representative to the USC
- Reven Bryan Dela Pena, Batch 2015.1, CMCSC Treasurer
We salute these newly elected young leaders who will be at the helm of the University Student Council as they bravely represent the student body and we wish them nothing but the best in their journey. Mabuhay ang mga Iskolar ng Bayan!
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