DAILY STAR senior reporter Chrysee Samillano was elected the 63rd president of the Negros Press Club during the NPC General Assembly and Elections at the NPC Building in Bacolod City, Saturday.
Samillano was elected unopposed by almost 60 members of the club dubbed as the oldest press club in the country, with her promise of transparency in her administration.
In an interview, she said that she plans to secure the services of an accounting firm in preparing the financial report of the club at the end of her term and vowed to have transparent governance in all of the NPC’s activities, especially in finances.
Also elected unopposed were Erwin Nicavera as Vice President, Glazyl Masculino as Secretary, and Merlinda Pedrosa as Treasurer, all from SunStar Bacolod, and Edgar Lucasan, from DYRL Abyan Radyo as Auditor.
Out of the 11 nominees for the Board of Directors, Sheila Gelera of the DAILY STAR topped other candidates with 52 votes.
Other elected members of the Board of Directors were Elsie Jolingan of Negros Daily Bulletin and Aquilino Ciocon of DYAF Radyo Veritas both with 51 votes, Bryan Morden of Aksyon Radyo with 50 votes, Mae Singuay of Panay News with 49 votes, Hernan Garciniego and Mark Garcia of the DAILY STAR, and John Dale Salazar of Aksyon Radyo, all with 48 votes, and Owen Bayog of NDB with 35 votes.
Samillano also urged the NPC members to review the club’s constitution and by-laws, as she plans to continue the projects implemented by previous presidents such as seminars, scholarships, and sports activities.
“I also want all our actions and programs covered by board resolutions since a president will only execute whatever decisions a board makes,” Samillano added.*
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