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DIRTY CAMPUS POLITICS


let's face it, campus politics is dirty...or at least smeared. i should know.

a few years back, i was "requested" to run for our local college council under the
strongest party then. i believe that they only asked me to run because they were
desperately looking for candidates who could give the party a "GOOD" image and at
the same time with a "sure win" number of votes. i hesitantly said "yes." I hesitated because i
didn't like the idea of me actually running for office but i said yes because i viewed it as an
opportunity so serve.

fast forward to a few months...

i learned that campus politics is dirty. tnere are too many secrets, too many lies and
conspiracies. it's so sickening that i wanted to quit 3 months after i got elected. although there
really are officers who want to serve, sad to say they are outnumbered by those who
ran for their own agenda.

tell me your own views on campus politics, and maybe i'd also tell you some of the
anomalies that actually do happen inside councils/offices...

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    hmm
  • nussnuss PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    i didn't know you still study :lol:

    seriously, politics anywhere whether in school, the government, and even in sports is as dirty as mud.
  • oo naman ... sa la salle pa ...

    i agree ... but, andun yung fun, experience at the learnings!

    :D
  • nussnuss PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    manang bostsip, tanong lang: san po ba kayo nag-aaral?
  • i studied in UP Diliman
    graduated last April 2000
    but i am gonna enrol again for my MA this summer...


  • sad to say, school politics has become a training ground for dirty and tricky politicians of the future...or so i think...

  • Pulitika sa loob ng Paaralan.

    Ang dapat bigyan dito ng tunay na pansin, hindi ang mga pulitiko, kung hindi ang mga mamboboto.

    Dapat sana'y magi itong breeding ground ng mga responsableng mga botante, mamamayan ng bansa, at progresibong bahagi ng lipunan.

    Walang problema sa gulo sa pulitika. Sa katunayan, matuwa na kayo't nagkakagulo ang mga student councils/bodies dahil dito makikitang nag-iisip (sana) ang inyong student leaders.
    Pero wala sa kanila lang ang pulitika.

    Dapat kasama at makibahagi ang bawat estudyanteng nag-aaral sa institusyong kanilang pinag-aaralan. Kung may reklamo ang mga estudyante sa palakad ng mga student council, kasalanan na rin nila kapag hindi sila lumalapit sa mga student leaders at magpahayag ng nararapat na reklamo.

    Ito ang tunay na pulitika. Wala sa isang lupon ng mga napiling tao ang pulitika. Nasa interaksyon ito ng administrasyoon, ng lupong pang-magaaral, at ng mga estudyanteng nagluklok sa mga student leaders.

    Kung may sinisita ka sa mga namumuno, tignan muna kung may nagagawa ka ba kahit sa iyong maliit na paraan upang matugunan ito.

    Kung humihingi ka ng pagbabago, simulan muna sa sarili mo.

    Kung ayaw mo sa pulitika, wala kang karapatang mag-reklamo dahil hindi ka naman nakiki-alam dito.
  • Originally posted by patch
    oo naman ... sa la salle pa ...

    i agree ... but, andun yung fun, experience at the learnings!

    :D

    Based from experience ba? Mukhang ikaw ang unang-unang kailangang maglinis ano. :cool:

    You need to know how to play the game. If not... :cool:
  • I think the real problem with campus politics is that people lack the political maturity...this is true for both "campus politicians" and voters/electorate alike.

    I've been into campus politics since I first entered college and, sad to say, however hard we try to make every election an issue-based election, may iba lang talaga who would resort to mudslinging, feilding candidates who have more "personality" (ergo, more "winnable"), character attacks, etc.

    An even sadder fact is that the electorate would actually fall for those kinds of traps. They would vote because this person is more popular or is more handsome/beautiful, or because a candidate has no "dating", etc. They wouldn't even take the time to look at issues presented, or the lack thereof.

    How current student leaders participate in campus politics might define the kind of leaders our country will have in the future. Even the way they look at politics per se says a lot about how mature they are politically. If people would look at politics or the political arena as a mere machinery to further their goals, then damn, have we got a problem!
  • after becoming a rep for the council this year, grabe! nung elections for this coming school year ko lang nakta kung gano nga kadumi, pati ung mga graduating supporters ng mga parties, sobra. i guess nalaman ko lang tlga ung dumi nong naging machinery na ko. (i was supposed to run but due to some technicalities-->me nagreklamo against me for some unknown reason. takot cguro silang matalo ung kandidato nila.hehe.)

    sana nga pag nagkasama-sama na ung mga nanalo sa council wala ng partido-partido.

  • Tama walang partipartido!
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