The University’s Administrative Non-Teaching Employees Union (ANTEU) elected its new set of officers and members of its Board of Directors (BOD) on Monday (June 21) via an online voting system to ensure health protocols are observed. 

The new set of ANTEU officers are led by Moh’d Asrin Tabao, a planning officer of the OVCPD who ran under the CASSANGA Party that promised to be the partner for development of staff members. 

“Allow us to be your voice to represent and uplift your rights and our rights as a Union. Let us be involved in every sound-judgment decision of the Management and prove to them the importance of the Union, the heart of every organization,” said Tabao during a Zoom teleconference held on June 23.

Tabao’s party won all but two seats in the Union’s set of officers. However, in the seven-seat BOD, CASSANGA only managed one spot .

CASSANGA’s  Jonaim Dipatuan (CASS), Settie Sahara Mutia (IPDM), and Merle Sumaylo (CASS) were elected Vice President, Secretary, and Social Manager, respectively.

Glenda Almacen (OASA) and Victoria Panes (PSD) from the party led by Owen Lopez were elected Treasurer and Auditor, respectively.

Merlyn Salimbangon of the CBAA is CASSANGA’s lone representative in the BOD.

The rest of the directors are Richard Micubo (ICTC), Genevieve Benegrado (OASA), Fern Aster Medina (Accounting Division), Bainorah Amate (OVCRE-DR), Vera Mae Cabatana (PPD), and Eddie Sumile (OVCRE-TAPU).

Of these, five belong to the Lopez line-up while Amate ran as an independent candidate. 

CASSANGA is the only official party that joined the election according to the ANTEU’s election committee. 

Heading the election and tabulation was the election committee chairperson, Ms. Saakia A. Ananggo (OSDS). 

Two hundred sixty-six (266) of the 324-strong ANTEU participated in the online voting.

— Contributed news

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