Guian, Takes Over SSC Presidency

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MANILA – Joanna Marie Guiuan from the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (CNAHS) took over the top position of the Supreme Student Council (SSC) or also called as Paulinian Student Governme

Date: March 22, 2020Posted by: One Paulinian

by:Martin Blanca

MANILA – Joanna Marie Guiuan from the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (CNAHS) took over the top position of the Supreme Student Council (SSC) or also called as Paulinian Student Government (PSG) on July 27, 2019, after culminating a 3-Day PSG Leadership Training held at the Levesville Hall.

She managed to garner most of the votes from different college councils and organizations inside the campus but secured a close win against Clydel Libor from the College of Business and Management.

Alongside Guiuan, students from different colleges were also elected for different positions, as follows:

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Supreme Student Council
Academic Year 2019-2020

President: Joanna Marie Guiuan (BS Nursing)
Vice President: Neil Alfonso Dichoso (BM Music Education)
Secretary: Clydel Libor (BS Accountancy)
Asst. Secretary: Pauline Pedro (BS Psychology)
Treasurer: Patricia Jaimee Protacio (AB Communication)
Auditor: Arden Mendoza (BS Tourism)
P.R.O.: Athena Abe (BS Computer Science)

Taking the Lead

Even before the election, Guiuan recognized her fellow members of the SSC as equals up until the day she was hailed as the President. On a one-on-one interview with The Paulinian, she emphasized that the position actually doesn’t matter for her to work and emphasized more on working with her fellow council members.

“Regardless of the position, we’ll work together to make this [academic year] exciting and fun for everyone,” Guiuan said after learning she was elected for the top post.

She also stated that working with the team prior the election helped them not only distinguish what position they will fit in, but it also helped solidify the council as a dynamic group. Guiuan also added that the team had earlier talked about the time when they would take positions, but promised that they would still work as if the position was not a big deal. Hand in hand, they willing to improve themselves in order to serve the Paulinian students.


On Collaborative Efforts

As a top priority, the new set of officers already surfaced a plan to gather each college for an outreach program.

Guiuan pointed out that for the SSC to serve even more, they must have a larger and efficient team. Either in-campus or off-campus, she wants to urge every college to practice their expertise in order for them to maximize their capabilities for a greater purpose. For instance, she explained that the College of Nursing could teach in several depressed areas on proper hygiene. HRM students meanwhile could conduct small seminars on proper food handling and related topics.

Advocating Youth Empowerment

Guiuan also recognized the potential of the youth if they are empowered. She wants to raise awareness that the youth is not merely the future of society, but also the hope of the present generation.

In present times, Guiuan claims they must be trained to stand and speak up about advocacies, because it can ripple a huge action especially if everyone in the campus participates. The SSC also hopes that the students will also partake even in the little engagements in order to uphold the core values and vision of the school.