ELECTIONS DRAMA

A sign of things to come.

University elections are conducted every year to replace old sets of student officers. These range from local college officers to University Presidents/Chairpersons etc. It is of particular importance in public universities because these individuals have the ability to elect the Student Regent. The SR is an important post because it represents the student voice in the highest policy making body of the University: the Regent’s Board. The Regent’s Board is composed not only of the University’s head honcho but also Senators. This assignment also has perks of cash and travels. Which is why it’s pretty damn important to select the SR wisely. At least of course that’s how it’s supposed to go.

Flash Forward 2010.

Our university’s(can’t say here) elections have just been screwed. From the initial watcher’s count of all posts filled, the position of about 3 other posts have just been vacated. Thanks to the miraculous disappearance of hundreds of votes from the initial count, we have just lost 3 “winners”.

Now here’s the 2500 peso question: Where the fuck did those votes go?

Well now it seems that a recount would be pointless at this point considering the time they’ve had in disposing the evidence. Now it would take at least a month we don’t have to finally get to the bottom of this.

This posts are important because these are usually the positions that bag the SR seat. Which is why we’re bitching about it this hard because the SR is a lot of money. A lot of money. So we’re fighting for this as far as we can go. Shit! If there were tibaks here this shit wouldn’t happen.

Bigger Picture

I’m no stranger to Philippine elections, I know how this game works. Yet when you steal hundreds of votes and do a crappy job of the elections we have grounds to be suspicious. So, the best we can hope for at this point is get back at the people who have brass balls enough to screw us this hard. Which reminds me, who here knows an election lawyer?

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    • raninxs
    • Abril 5th, 2010

    “This posts are important because these are usually the positions that bag the SR seat. Which is why we’re bitching about it this hard because the SR is a lot of money. A lot of money. So we’re fighting for this as far as we can go. Shit! If there were tibaks here this shit wouldn’t happen.”

    The basis for fighting for something should never be about money. And while tibaks surely can do something, they won’t do the trick. collective action of the students remains the most potent key in fighting for students’ rights and welfare.

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