Social Sciences Department Holds Your Face Sounds Familiar: The 2016 Presidential Campaign
The Department of Social Sciences celebrated its week from September 21-24, 2015 with the theme, “Scholasticans as Stewards of History and Social Justice”. For its opening salvo, it mimicked ABS-CBN’s “Your Face Sounds Familiar” but with a political twist. Similar to the impersonation competition, the candidates portrayed the looks and voices of the characters of different Presidentiables and celebrities.
The AB Political Science 4 Public Policy class of Prof. Mary Joy Rosales-Orante spearheaded the first day of the Social Sciences Week celebration. Held at the Social Hall, students and some faculty members watched this fun-filled event betting for their favorite candidates.
The students who attended experienced putting an indelible ink in their right index finger after they registered. They sat and waited patiently for the arrival of five (5) Presidentiables fully clad in their colorful costumes and fashionable make-up.
The distinguished judges who gave very insightful questions were Dr. Alma Espartinez of Philosophy Department, Prof. Raul Llorin of Theology Department and Institutional Quality Assurance Office (IQAO) and Prof. Odranreb Guillermo of the Social Sciences Department. They all received certificates and simple tokens of appreciation.
All the five (5) Presidentiables were equally talented and amusing. They gave their best in the following: Parade of Candidates, Presentation of Platforms of Government and Question and Answer (Q&A). The Q&A portion was divided into two (2) parts: 1. Judges’ questions and 2. Co-candidates questions.
The winners of the Your Face Sounds Familiar: The 2016 Presidential Campaign were as follows:
First Place: Cassandra Nicole Vila of 302A (Gloria Macapagal Arroyo)
Second Place: Queensy Mendoza of MM3A (Lola Nidora)
Third Place: Beatrice Dela Cruz of 404A (Kris Aquino)
Fourth Place: Nicole Macaspag of 302C (ERAP)
Fifth Place: Liza Margaret Caraos of 201A (Miriam Defensor Santiago)
All candidates received certificates and tokens.
The Department is also very grateful to guest performers who serenaded the audience during the two (2) intermissions namely: Nicole Pugeda of Music 4 and Mr. Marvin Dimayuga, the saxophonist from Jdogg Project, a band based in Batangas.
Prof. Faye Rafael, Chair of the Social Sciences Department invited everyone to the exhibit in Free Zone, forum on Day 2 entitled, “Babaylanismo: Ang Ugat ng Kamalayang Filipina” with guest speaker Prof. Fe Mangahas at Sr. Odilliana Hall, and Social Sciences Film Festival on Days 3 and 4 of the following movies: Oro, Plata, Mata; Ora Pronobis; The Testament of Youth and The Help.
Congratulations to the Social Sciences Department!
By Prof. Mary Joy Rosales-Orante