Accountancy studes haul awards in regional JPIA convention

Students from MMSU College of Business, Economics and Accountancy bagged awards in academic and non-academic competitions in the 17th Regional Mid-Year Convention of the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants - Region I and Cordillera Administrative Region (NFJPIA - RICAR) last October 1-3.


Held at the Holiday Inn Centre and Venus Parkview in Baguio City, the CBEA students bested competitors from other schools in the two regions and were hailed as the most outstanding local chapter in non-academics.


The winners in the regional JPIA competitions will represent the Local Chapter and the Regional Council in the National Mid-Year Convention on October 27-30 at the Apo Vie Hotel in Davao City. 


Sherwin Paul Tambino and Andre Trinidad won second place in the CAT Cup I Financial Accounting and Reporting and in President's Blitz, respectively, while the group of Jenny Marie Sado and Chelsie Valdeviso landed top 10 finalists in the Regional Accounting and Finance Quiz. On the other hand, Iana Moneliz Baltazar got the same award in the Search for Basic Accounting Wizards.


The group of Andre Trinidad, John Wilford Ranay, Eric Jude Manuel, Miller Mei Manglan-lan, Nathan Tamayo, April Gaye Acoba, Giana CialinCereñado, Mary Joy Llanes, and Arell Joy Piedad emerged champion in the RICAR Best Dance Crew, while Mark Rafael Corpuz got the championship in Creative Photography.


Moreover, Liezel Cabanatan and Graciela Marie de Guzman prevailed champion and third place, respectively, in the speaking contest. In the same event, Valerie Daleja and Angela Willmia Acacio became champion and third place, respectively, in the slam poetry contest.


In addition, Haide Rosqueta got the second spot in the short story writing contest, while Pauline Lagundino won third place in essay writing. The group of Ranay, Michelle Joan Tabucol, Laurence Bueno, Mary Grace Bardeja, and Amethyst Rosete finished third place in the Project Runaway competition. 


Themed "ALOHOMORA: Spectrum of Opportunities. Building Connections. Together, we excel towards tomorrow," the three-day convention covered various academic and non-academic events and seminars. 


The convention is annually conducted in line with NFJPIA-RICAR's goal of emboldening the youth as catalysts of change and in recognizing innate capacities through enhancing minds, honing talents, and empowering human behavior.