Haven’t been able to really blog regularly for the past two weeks now. My off-line work has just kept on piling up on top of each other. School work is a constant, but the extras-curricular have been the killer. Don’t fret though, I’m still alive. 😉
So where have I been and what have I been up to these past few weeks of blogging silence, sleeping late in the night and waking so early in the morning?
Vote straight! Vote SENTRO!
Student elections in De La Salle University – DasmariÃ±as are just a twelve days away and already we’ve been working round the clock to launch and sustain a campaign that is effective, cost-efficient and would bring our message across: for our fellow Lasallian students, to exercise their right to vote and from our party, SENTRO (Samahan ng mga Estudyanteng Naninindigan para sa Tunay na Reporma at Ordinansa) to bring effective and meaningful student leadership that is sensitive to the needs of the grassroots of our university.
We have a full slate for the highest positions collectively called the University Student Council:
- Joymay Amihan for USC President
- Mary Grace Don for USC Vice-President
- Antomy Signey for USC Secretary
- Perry Tinio for USC Treasurer
- Catherine de Torres for USC Auditor
- Juan Marianito Delantar for USC Business Manager
- Ace Antonio for USC PRO-Internal
They come from the different colleges from the DLSU-D, ensuring maximum representation in the University Student Council if we achieve victory in the coming student polls on March 1-2, 2007. We are up against the incumbent SINAG political party and former ally Partido Independiente. So far everything has been ‘normal’ with regards to the history of student politics and elections in DLSU-D. This year however, will be different. Very very different.
With my election as SENTRO’s Secretary-General, I have the awesome task of guiding and steering the party to do everything we can, within the limits and boundaries of the DLSU-D Student Election Code, to achieve one goal: serving our fellow students. In order to do that, we must of course win the elections. With the ever increasing support of our fellow students, seasoned party members, alumni, and our external partners and affliates:
Kabataang Liberal ng Pilipinas (KALIPI) and KABATAAN Party-list.
Yes, you read it right. Among the three student political parties in DLSU-D, SENTRO is the only one duly recognized and supported by respectable and formidable political organizations on a nation-wide level. That gives us the legal right to post our campaign materials outside the DLSU-D campus and anywhere within the province of Cavite. Beat that PI and SINAG! 😉
Well I’ve said enough about the student elections for now. Watch out for our official party website next week which is proudly hosted by My Journal Philippines. 😀
A wedding on Valentine’s day
Last Valentine’s day, was a special day, not just for me but most especially for my college mentor, Sir Yuri Cipriano and Ate Jhasmin Castillo for on that very day, February 14, 2007 they finally tied the knot and proclaimed to all of creation their everlasting love for each other and securing it through the sacrament of marriage.
It took place at the beautiful and elegant chapel of Caraluega, Batangas. Sir Yuri himself planned the wedding rites and liturgy. He played his violin during the bridal entrance and it all culminated in an original composition by Ate Jhas entitled, “Bahaghari” which she herself sang when after saying the “Yes, I do.” It was so sweet and romantic, it nearly moved everyone present there to tears. Wish my wedding would be like that. 😉
Enough words, here are some photos from that blessed event. Most of the shots here are photos of us, students of Sir Yuri and his co-faculty from the LCDC office, as we are still waiting for the official photos from the photographers.
Yes, the me, Joymay and Tomy with Rep. Teddy CasiÃ±o. \m/
Congratulations Sir Yuri, Ate Jhas! 😀