ALTHOUGH HOSPITALIZED and recovering from a surgery, new Campus Student Body Organization (CSBO) Chairman John Matthew Macalalay swept 3222 votes in the campus elections, with 39.75% of votes coming from the College of Education (CE) wherein he was the former college governor..
In a text message, Macalalay expressed his happiness being the newly-elected chairman of the CSBO especially that he is from CE and a Social Studies Major.
“Happy tho, but at the same time, nine-nerbyos. Leading an entire campus is not an easy task. College nga nun e mahirap na. It requires time, effort and everything. But that’s the beauty of it. Dun din kase ako natuto at nahasa sa pagiging student leader. Asking questions, personally na pumupunta ng admin para mag-process ng papers at um-attend sa mga needs ng mga students,” he stated.
He said that he will continue what they have started since they have begun last summer wherein they had disbursed around three million pesos for project procurements coming from the Fund 164.
“On student activities naman, the CSBO and college SBO is in support and hands on din sa mga student activities [that are] relevant to the University’s mantra na ‘students’ holistic development.'”
He also explained that they are not the kind of leaders that will only see the bird’s eye view of activities. “Actually ako nga e mas madalas mong makikita sa field kapag may mga activities. My constituents can attest to that. At syempre ganun din si Siegfred at yung mga CSBO officers natin.”
When asked what is his message to his fellow students he said that “I hope that we can work well for at least a year. If may mga problema po mga students e punta lang po samin. Approachable po kami, we don’t eat people. Hahaha. With the help of our advisers, what could possibly [go] wrong?”
“Let’s try to build a harmonious relationship among fellow students, and our admin also.”
Article by Catherine B. Paz