Candidates from political parties SINAG Benildyano and TAYO, vying for positions in the respective School student governments (SSG), discussed their plans and platforms in an annual Miting De Avance held last July 10 at the School of Design and Arts (SDA) Cinema.
In partnership with the Benilde Debate Society (DebSoc), Benilde Commission on Elections (COMELEC) organized the said Miting de Avance enabling the students to voice out in an open forum and talk about issues around the College.
With no contenders, candidates of SINAG Benildyano for SDA shared their platforms which include BazaART, an event that will allow students and freelance artists the opportunity to promote and sell products through a bazaar in the SDA cafeteria or greenway. Another project mentioned was Paracosm, a fair that aims to showcase the different courses offered in SDA through interactive game booths located at the SDA 12th Floor.
SINAG candidate Rosario Suplido, vying for the position of SDA president said, “I am running on a platform focused on giving students more outlets for self-expression, individuality and for fostering inclusivity.”
Also given zero contenders, candidates for the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management (SHRIM) mentioned three projects, one of which is SLIDE: The SHRIM Learning Guide, a multi-track event which students interact with the alumni for tips and techniques in preparation for the students’ upcoming practicum. A seminar on foreign language titled LET-US-SPEAK was also revealed and lastly, the SHRIM Fair, a three-day event consisting of seminars on Culinary Arts.
Meanwhile, the following are candidates for the School of Deaf and Applied Studies (SDEAS): Francis Boyle Comargo of SINAG Benildyano and two candidates for TAYO, Bianca Heather Dela Cruz and Julie Ann Corpuz.
Photos by Patricia Oliveros