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, representing the political parties BAHAGHARI, PIGLASAPAT, BUKLAT, and an Independent candidate, respectively.
This year’s 18 candidates were given the chance to introduce themselves and present their platforms. They are as follows:
President: Jerry Louise E. Huerbana
Secretary-General: Mina Michaela M. Limbaga
Treasurer: Jacin Lou S. Padillo
BM representative: Jehu Micah P. Malabar
HUMLET representative: Jana Mari L. Tabligan
President: Arnold Roumel L. Lavisores
Treasurer: Kenneth Mikko N. Menia
BM representative: Lance Marie Quiñonez
SOE representative: Portia Aioel Aine M. Dalangin
SEA representative: Vince Rene A. Ramirez
NSM representative: Dianne Depalubos
President: Beatriz G. Matuco
Secretary-General: Danielle B. Fanlo
ACC representative: Samsida M. Ayob
CS representative: Marianne Coleen D. Yuson
SOE representative: Teresa Marie P. Dumandan
SEA representative: Wilfredo A. Gabriento, Jr.
HUMLET representative: Marvelous Dainty C. Camilo
ACC representative: Weinona Sam E. Barcia
The 2018 SAMAHAN elections will be held on January 29-31, 2018. The Presidential debates will be on January 17, the Miting de Avance on January 26, Mock Elections on the January 27, and the proclamation of winners on January 31.