Special Elections
COMELEC releases 2018 Special Elections results, nine seats left unfilled
by Cristina Francia, Isabela Marie Roque, Frank Santiago and Helen Mae Saudi
Special Elections Straight News // December 3, 2018

Only nine seats are left unfilled in this year’s University Student Government Special Elections (SE), according to the results posted by the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec) last December 3. According to the commission, five seats in the Manila Campus—the Vice President for External Affairs, the College President for the Gokongwei College of Engineering, and…

Special Elections end successfully amid various drawbacks
by Ramon Castañeda and Ian Benedict Mia
Special Elections Straight News // November 24, 2015

“We would not be able to achieve a successful election without the combined effort from all the parties involved.” This is the sentiment of DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chair Giunell Flores on the 2015 University Student Government (USG) Special Elections. The Special Elections was held in light of the dismal voter turnout in the…

Impeachment case stirs up Special Elections
by Althea Gonzales and Marinel Mamac
Special Elections Straight News // October 18, 2015

Earlier this week, a temporary restraining order (TRO) was imposed on the Special Elections (SE) following a complaint that called to light the unconstitutionality of a provision in the SE Code passed in September. The SE — which is held in light of the failure of the General Elections last March and set to remedy the…

Candidates present platforms in Special Elections MDA
by Debrah Louise Tabaquero, Josemaria Rustia, Ramon Castañeda, Jill Chua and Alex Kaluag
Special Elections Straight News //

Candidates vying for a position in the University Student Government (USG) presented their platforms during the Miting de Avance (MDA) held last October 16 at the Amphitheater. After a distastrous turnout in the last General Elections (GE) held earlier this year, candidates from political parties Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng…

Candidates discuss pressing issues in Special Elections Harapan 2015
by Bianca Suarez and Mikhaela Felix
Special Elections Straight News // October 17, 2015

The University Student Government (USG) Commission on Elections (COMELEC), in partnership with the Judiciary, La Salle Debate Society (DebSoc), and Ang Pahayagang Plaridel, hosted HARAPAN: The Special Elections Debate yesterday, October 16, at the William Shaw Little Theater. This year, the organizers decided to break away from the usual British Parliament Debate format and instead…