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GS Launches the Electoral Process

August 1,2015

GS launches the Electoral Process

BY CERILLE SAGUIGUIT, 5-ST. LIOBA

 

Last July 7, 2015, the students had Morning Praise in Sr. Ehrentrudis Hall to launch the Electoral Process. Mr. Michael Suyom, the Araling Panlipunan Coordinator, talked about what the students were going to do in the coming days. He told everyone to vote for the right class leaders. While everybody was listening, they were also thinking about who they were going to nominate or if they would also be nominated by their classmates. Everyone was very excited for the many activities to come like forming the parties, conducting nominations, performing in the Miting de Avance, and more. Back in the classrooms, the students began to look forward to this year’s Electoral Process.

 

Helping Scholasticans Vote
BY MAURICIA LUCERO, 6-ST. ODILO

“Then write your name here,” a COMELEC member said, pointing to the blank. This was a typical scene during the manual registration for the Grades 1-3 students last July 15, 2015 at Sr. Gratia Hall. As part of the COMELEC for the past five years, I knew that arranging the manual registration was hard. Together with the other COMELEC members, I helped fix the chairs, brought the children to their respective tables, called the next sections who would register, and assisted the students in filling out their papers. As soon as a group leaves, I fixed the chairs again and repeated the whole process.

It’s fun to be in the COMELEC because you get to help others. You also realize how important it is to have someone helping you. I was called “Ate Maui” by some students while they were registering. COMELEC has a special meaning to us – we are Cooperative, Obedient Members Entrusted to Lead Everyone in Choosing their Leaders. As part of the COMELEC, you should be very patient, obedient, and responsible, and you should know how to work with other people.

 

Graders hold automated registrations
BY CLEO LLIGE, 5-ST. LIOBA and ELISHA DE JOYA, 6-ST. ODO

Once you reach Grade 4, the registration for election is automated. The Grades 4-6 students were all excited to get their Voter’s ID. The registration was held at the Computer Center last July 15, 2015. Each girl wrote her name, address, and signature when she came in. Then they typed information on the computer and clicked “Register”. At the end, each one could get her Voter’s ID and make her thumbprint on the ID. Everyone had purple thumbs that showed she had signed up to vote!

Scholasticans enjoy the registration because this is the only school where children can experience it like it is on the national level. Scholasticans should be proud to be educated this early about elections!