Saturday, March 1, 2008

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Why Titus Tan

I'd like to believe I'm apolitical. Unless it's very pressing, I'd rather not talk about politics because, when that happens, the conversation will only lead to some form of disagreement. There's your side, my side, and the truth.

The on-going campaign for the University Student Council (USC) posts has proven very exciting. As opposed to the past fews years I've been in UP, there are no bigwigs this year, no larger-than-life personalities. This year we're witnessing a battle of general programs of action, project proposals, and policies. Which should always be the case. The question isn't who gets the post, but what he will do when he/she gets it.

That's why I'm hesitant to endorse any particular candidate. The voter's focus must be the program. But, I realize, personality does matter, for the proposed projects can only be as good as the persons who implement them.

It's not a secret that I'm campaigning for Titus Tan of KAISA. Titus is running as vice chairperson. True, he's a friend; he's a seatmate in a lot of my major subjects. But my endorsement just doesn't spring from the fact that I've known him for quite a while.

I can tell you that Titus is a good leader. He did well as chairperson of the College of Science Student Council (CSSC). The students felt that there was something good going on. Finally the Council was at work. In a sense, under Titus's leadership, CSSC's role in the studentry was redefined and broadened.

Titus is a hardworker. He sacrifices his time (which should otherwise be spent writing his lab reports) for the Council. He is dedicated. He is honest, humble, and never self-serving.

But you could always say the other candidates are like that. They probably have better grades or speak more eloquently. They probably do. But can you blame me?

I think I know Titus well enough to say that he's far better than what he claims to be. And he can do so much more.

2 comments:

  1. I agree. Far from just being a leader in the college, he is a one-of-a-kind personality that will balance leadership, unity and empowerment.

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  2. Thanks Jodi. I agree. He's proven himself many times; I'm pretty sure he'll do just the same.

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