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COMELEC kicks off 2018 SAMAHAN Elections

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) signaled the official start of the year’s election season last January 10 at Arrupe Hall as it introduced the candidates running for top posts in the SAMAHAN Central Board, the Ateneo de Davao University’s college student council. Blue, white, orange, and yellow paraphernalia were waved, …

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Presidential bets speak on student issues, concerns

To know more about their platforms, stands on various social issues, and the presidential aspirants themselves, students and supporters gathered at the Arrupe Hall last Jan. 16, for the Presidential Debates. Present were independent candidate John Kevin Espino, BUKLAT presidential bet Megue Zea Monteverde, and PIGLASAPAT standard bearer Khryzza Mae …

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COMELEC introduces official candidates

The university was once again filled with loud cheers and yells of support groups as the school’s Commission on Elections (COMELEC) officially announced this year’s official list of candidates for the incoming SAMAHAN Central Board (SCB) Elections earlier today, Jan. 9. The event also marked the start of the campaign …

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COMELEC to announce SCB polls candidates

The official candidates to the 2017 SAMAHAN Central Board (SCB) general election will be announced this Monday, Jan. 9, during the election launching at the Arrupe Hall, activity period. According to a list provided by the Ateneo de Davao Commission on Elections (COMELEC), 22 students filed their candidacy today, Jan. …

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Nuisance or Not: The Dilemma

“Mas madali pa ata magfile ng COC (Certificate of Candidacy) kaysa pumasa ngayong college.” This tweet from Bianca Reyes is among the frustrated reactions of some netizens as considerably large numbers of presidential aspirants filed their COC for the 2016 elections. No matter if you are a famous celebrity, a …

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Heads “or” tails

Corruption is not an inherent element in a society. It is planted and cultivated. It is a product of choices—our choices. All those money-hungry politicians did not put themselves into those positions. They are incapable of doing that alone. They need a voting mass—a clump of followers who are as self-interested as they are. …

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SCB election officially starts

Aspiring candidates for the SAMAHAN Central Board general elections gathered at D401-403 to attend COMELEC’s discernment activity and filing for candidacy, January 10. COMELEC Chairperson Margaret Chua and legal head Krisha Reyes reviewed the guidelines for this year’s election. Aspiring candidates were given a chance to raise their concerns and …

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Juan Miguel Zubiri

EDUCATION Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management, University of the Philippines Open University Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, University of the Philippines Los Baños Elementary and Secondary Diplomas, Colegio San Agustin-Makati   CAREER Member, House of Representatives, 1998-2007 Senator, 2007-2011 Governor of the Philippine National Red Cross Member, Rotary …

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Cynthia Villar

Awards: UP 2004 Distinguished Alumna Award One of the Outstanding Legislators of 2002, 2003, and 2004 Awardee Outstanding Women in Governance Category Gawad Pagkilala Parangal sa mga Kababaihan sa Kongreso ‘Dakila’ award from UP Center for Women’s Studies Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club Awardee Soroptomist International Woman of …

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