The Legislative Assembly (LA) held a special session last April 10 at the University Student Government (USG) Conference Room to decide on a resolution calling for the approval of the resignation of College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Magistrate Harold Pasion. This came after Pasion submitted a resignation letter last April 7, stating that he had to attend to other priorities such as academics and organizational work.
According to the magistrate’s resignation letter, he was given an internship opportunity abroad starting by next month. He also said that he needs to accomplish all that is required from him before leaving, namely his academic and organizational commitments.
During the LA session, Pasion further expounded that there were some complications in his thesis that he had to attend to as this is already his last term in the University.
He also stressed that he needs to give his full attention to the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations 2015 Asia Conference (HPAIR) being one of the associates for the said event. He explained that he has to coordinate with his Harvard Associate counterpart which require a lot of effort due to time differences and constraints.
In addition, he also reasoned that since he will be leaving in a month and will not be back until the end of the special term, he may not be able to give his full time serving as a college magistrate.
As of press time, the magistrate position is vacant. As stated in the resolution passed, the LA shall coordinate with the Judiciary regarding the officer replacement guidelines. Pasion mentioned during the session that there are two CLA candidates currently undergoing training, with the possibility of them finishing their training before activity ban scheduled this April 15. However, the position may remain vacant until the incoming USG Executive Board takes over.