#UPLBElections2015 | BREAKING: MOVE UP speaks on non-participation in USC polls

Says being relevant beyond polls is real mark of political movements

Report from THE ONLINE DESK

The Movement of Students for Progressive Leadership in UP (MOVE UP) has released online a statement about its not having a University Student Council slate in this year’s elections.

In the statement, MOVE UP said that a political party’s or movement’s marks last when it remains relevant throughout the year, not just during election time.

“Lagi’t lagi nating sasabihing ang tatak ng isang samahang politikal ay ang pananatili nitong matatag at makabuluhan sa buong taon, at hindi lamang sa tuwing darating ang eleksyon. At lagi’t lagi rin nating hahamunin ang sangkamag-aralang UPLB, kasama na ibang mga partidong politikal, na manatiling makabuluhan at maramdaman hindi lamang tuwing eleksyon, kung hindi sa lahat ng pagkakataon,” the statement read.

[“We have always asserted that the mark of a political movement is the maintenance of its strength and relevance year-round, and not just during election season. We will also continue to dare the UPLB studentry, together with other political parties, to remain relevant and felt not just during the polls, but at all times.”]

Despite having no USC slate, MOVE UP-affiliated parties, LETS CDC, KATIPUNAN CHE, and the newly-formed MALAYA CA will run in their respective colleges.

On March 30, the Perspective broke the story on MOVE UP’s non-participation in the USC polls after the meeting of the Central Electoral Board where members of the board approved the candidacies of all aspiring university and college candidates

MOVE UP was unable to grab a position in the University Student Council for two consecutive years. It last won in 2012, with Katherine Louise Miller and Jereneal Hipolito being able to win as councilors. [P]

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