The University Student Council (USC) 2016-2017 officers, in collaboration with the Student Commission on Elections (SCE), held a one-day seminar titled HUBOG: Creating Leaders Not Politicians with the aim to mold the official candidates of the University Student Elections 2017 as future student leaders, held on March 29 at the Centennial Hall.
“Mayro’n silang (student candidates) makukuhang information [sa seminar] na makakatulong to lead the students and maging aware sila [sa kung] ano nga ba ang dapat gawin sa SC (Student Council) at sa konseho,” HUBOG’s project head and newly appointed USC 2016-2017 Public Relations Officer Theresa Llorente said.
Tackling the different perspectives on leadership, the Social Sciences Department Chair Josephine Cruz emphasized that leadership must not be taken half-heartedly but with total commitment and responsibility.
Meanwhile, College of Liberal Arts and Communication Associate Dean Rafael Julius Estrada differentiated a student leader from a student politician, followed by Office of Student Services Dean Don Malabanan’s discussion on each student council’s duties and responsibilities.
The Sinag Political Party, SENTRO La Salle, and independent student candidates attended the seminar. RED Alliance was unable to attend as none of them were proclaimed, Llorente explained.
USC 2016-2017 President Christine Fortunado added that the USC also invited the unqualified candidates from the political parties, but none of them attended. With a report from Jazmine Estorninos.