Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Billy Jee V. Belenson

Hello everyone! While campaigning in the classrooms, I was able to interview Students in Action for Values and Empowerment (SAVE) Party Presidential candidate Billy Jee V. Belenson.

He is a BSEE-5 student and the President of the Council of Leaders (COL), an organization created by the CIT-SSG in order to amalgamate the ideas and concerns of campus organizations. Let's take a glimpse of what's on Billy Jee V. Belenson's mind.

Belenson is running for CIT-SSG President "purely of service" to the Technologians and he wants to extend his passion of service to them. He chose not to run for and Electrical Engineering Representative because he sees "a better opportunity" and a "wider scope" of service by being a CIT-SSG President. It is his first time to be running for an elective position in the CIT-SSG as he was only elected by heads of campus organizations as COL President and not by the whole studentry.

As COL President, which also becomes an automatic member of the CIT-SSG and reports to the body every sessions about their activities, he is thankful that being a part of CIT-SSG has made him "more flexible, more strong, improved my public speaking and overcome my stage fright."

He also shrugged of accusations that the elections were of formality sake. He believes that with the CIT-SAVE Party only on the ballot, he "honestly" believe that it means that they see his "worthiness" and so as the CIT-SAVE Party to serve the Technologians.

On the thoughts that Technologians have not interest with the upcoming elections, Belenson admits it is a problem but he is optimistic in encouraging them "to be more pro-active" than be passive. He is also confident that the CIT-SAVE Party will be able to reach the 50% target to get seats in the CIT-SSG.

Belenson also praised his running-mate CIT-SAVE Party Vice Presidential Candidate Bryan P. Merino. He described Merino as "very cooperative and very outstanding" partner which can lead to a success in a Belenson administration.

He also expects a new party or a new person running as an independent will be on the ballot next year, "who want to do the same" as CIT-SAVE Party has been doing but may differ in some aspects or even not at all.

He promises to have a "more active CIT-SSG" and "more pro-students." He vehemently said that he is not the CIT Administration's bet and will never be as he has his "own decisions, own stand and own mind." He vowed to "fight for what is right" both for the Technologians and of the CIT Administration, thus seeking a common ground despite the differences of the two sides.

Be sure to vote for Billy Jee V. Belenson for President and Bryan P. Merino for Vice President and all the SAVE Party candidates this July 22, 2009 at the CIT Gym!

Bryan P. Merino

Hello everyone! While campaigning in the classrooms, I was able to interview Students in Action for Values and Empowerment (SAVE) Party Vice Presidential candidate Bryan P. Merino.

He is a BSCE-5 student, a member of the Grievances and Concerns Committee of the CIT-SSG 08-09 and a Civil Engineering Representative. Let's take a glimpse of what's on Bryan P. Merino's mind.

Asked on why he chose to run for the CIT-SSG Vice Presidency rather that for re-election as Civil Engineering Representative, Merino said that he "need another outlet and a set of people." He believes that he has already served well his fellow CE constituents and he wants to "serve more people" and "do more" for his fellow Technologians.

He has also been thankful of the CIT-SSG for opening "a lot of opportunities" and meeting "different students of different colleges and schools." He has realized that as a student, "studying alone is not enough", but you also need to serve your fellow students as well and CIT-SSG is one of those fields.

On the question about why there's only 1 party vying for the posts of the CIT-SSG, Merino said that "it might have been the CIT Comelec's fault", though "they're doing their job, the information dissimenation was still lacking." He also stressed that some Technologians are "not interested and don't want responsibilities" that's why they would rather be ordinary students that be in the CIT-SSG.

As Vice President, Merino said that he will "support the President's good ideas and initiate plans" to be an "effective and efficient leader." One of his plans as VP will be organizing a LAN Games Tournament in the school as suggested by his constituents.

Also, Merino is "75%" confident that next year, a new party or a new person will challenge the SAVE Party. But he cleared that it doesn't mean that SAVE Party has a poor performance as CIT-SSG Officers, but instead "students will be satisfied with the SAVE Party" and some differences in ideas might have them create a new party and join the elections.

He is also optimistic that the SAVE Party candidates will be able to muster the 50% target to avoid another election.

Be sure to vote Bryan P. Merino for Vice President and all the SAVE Party candidates this July 22, 2009 at the CIT Gym!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Kevin Ray Chua on why only SAVE Party is on the run

Hello everyone! Kevin Ray N. Chua here, CIT SAVE Party Campaign Manager. Instead of lamenting that there is only ONE party running for the CIT-SSG Elections, you should have done your part. You should have challenged the CIT SAVE Party or endorse someone to run against the party even if that person runs as an independent. We were expecting to have a competitive race this year but unfortunately, despite the COMELEC's announcement about the filing of Certificate of Candidacies, no one stood up to the call of service other than the CIT SAVE Party.

We are not CIT administration "pups" and we will not be one. We want to bridge the gap between the students and the CIT admin in order to collaborate on issues that matter to all the stockholders, especially the students.

I hope that this next CIT-SSG election year, this February 2010, a new party or a person running as an independent would rise up to the challenge. We too in the SAVE Party share your want for a competitive race.

Thanks a lot fellow Technologians!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

SAVE Party Candidates

Here is the official line-up of the Students in Action for Values and Empowerment (SAVE) Party for the 2009 CIT-SSG Elections:

President: Billy Jee Belenson (BSEE-5)
Vice President: Bryan Merino (BSCE-5)


Dexter Dungog (BSCE-4)
John Philip Sabitsana (BSCE-4)
Angelie Deguerro (BSCE-3)


Jan Michael Empinado (BSME-2)
Citrex Ypanto (BSME-4)
Marry-Ann Maurin (BSME-3)


Vernaliza Labisig (BSIE-5)
Lennie Salas (BSIE-5)


Carly Simon Conocono (BSECE-5)
Hannah Kristin Gitgano (BSECE-4)
Rogesa Marie Taboada (BSECE-4)
Menchie Macomis (BSECE-4)


Charlie Rivamonte (BSChE-5)


Lordwin Dejaño (BSEE-5)
Mel Cary Mula (BSEE-5)


Philip Troy Matas (BSEM-4)


Eufe Angelica Atil (BSArch-5)
Federico Coprada (BSArch-4)


Joseph Francis Parangan (BSCpE-5)
Zyra Denice Rago


Charisma Gicale (BSIT-4)
Vanessa Richie Alia (BSIT-4)
Ronnell Padillo (BSIT-2)
Faith Tanjay (BSIT-2)


Rejoice Joice Morales (BSCS-4)
Jerald Paulo (BSCS-2)
Yra May Talaba (BSCS-4)


Margaret Johanna Alegado (BSA-4)
Michael Vincent Paña (BSA-3)
Rodel Talaba (BSA-3)
Michelle Ann Ruiz (BSA-3)
Jessica Gingoyon (BSA-4)
Kristel Mae Marfa (BSBA_MA-4)
Louella Katrina Labrado (BSBA_MKM-4)
Liezl Sungahid (BSBA_MKM-4)


Jay Ann Clamohoy (AB_MC-3)
Reina Vita Labang (AB_MC-3)


Marichu Bentazal (BEED_GenEd-4)
Nieza Chaves (BEED_GenEd-4)


Federico Miguel Monte (BSN-2)
Emilio Jurani (BSN-2)
Queenie Caser Ferrolino

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

SAVE Party ready for 2009 CIT-SSG elections

The Students in Action for Values and Empowerment (SAVE) Party of Cebu Institute of Technology is now on full gear for the July 22, 2009 CIT-SSG Elections. Kevin Ray N. Chua was appointed as campaign manager for the party.

The party is committed in bridging the gap between the school administration and the students. We are composed of diverse people and are ready to serve our constituents, the students of CIT. Carrying the slogan "INTEGRITY, CHARACTER and EXCELLENCE," the party is running on a platform of governance that will empower the students under our watch. We look forward to a more involved studentry under our leadership in order to accomplish our goals on the following things which we are guided:
  1. KINAIYAHAN (Environment)
  2. KATILINGBAN (Society)
  3. KATAWHAN (People)
  4. KULTURA (Culture)
The SAVE Party candidates will be starting to campaign this July 9 to July 18 and will be preparing for the Miting de Avance this July 20.