Candidates of the student party UP Alyansa ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Panlipunang Katwiran at Kaunlaran (ALYANSA) will begin its student council election campaign with an unusual twist.
Instead of the expected way of campaigning by introducing their names, they will kick off the first day by presenting to the student voters who to vote for or junk in the upcoming national elections in May.
Kisha Beringuela, ALYANSA candidate for University Student Council chairperson, says that “in these dark times, we look beyond the elections for the student council.”
She emphasizes the need to use the student council polls as a platform to raise the awareness of their peers when it comes to elections at the national level.
ALYANSA candidates, instead of donning the usual name tags, will wear placards containing names of senatorial candidates that they either reject or endorse. A short program will commence at 12 p.m., where student leaders from various colleges and organizations will sign a Youth Manifesto in support of upholding honesty, integrity, and respect for human rights as qualifiers in electing leaders.
Interviews and photo opportunities will be made available at the above mentioned venue and time.