by RONALYN BANAKEN
From left: Rhad Vic Estoque, UB Accountancy program chair; John Balanquit, JPIA adviser; Dr. Kareen Leon, UB-SBAA dean;
Stephanie Solomon; Valerie Valdez; Sherry Mae Saxton; Franklin Jan Wayang; and Arvice Dylan Tabamo
Accountancy students of the University of Baguio School of Business Administration and Accountancy (UB-SBAA) pulled off a big win at the 13th Regional Midyear Convention of the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) - Region 1 and the Cordilleras Council held at Hotel Supreme last Sept. 22-24.
UB hauled five first-places, one second-place, and two third-places, adding strings to its bow and positioning the University among the ranks of the top business schools in north Luzon.
Stephanie Solomon, a fifth year accountancy student of the UB-SBAA, ruled the Certified Management Accountant Quiz Bowl, emerging as champion. She also secured the second place in the Review School of Accountancy Cup.
Meanwhile, Valerie Jane Valdez – also a fifth year UB-SBAA student – topped the Business Laws and Taxation Quiz. Likewise, Franklin Jan Wayang dominated both the Search for Basic Accounting Wizard and the Extemporaneous Speech competitions, landing as champion in both events.
Arvince Dylan Tabamo and Maeyan Balagsa completed the sheer display of dominance after winning first and third in Poem Writing and in JPIA Got Talent, respectively. Likewise, Joel Locquiao managed to settle at the third spot in logo-making.
The winners received medals, certificates, scholarship, and review materials.
The annual convention – which, for this year, bannered the theme “Nail victory. Outface the odds. Wade into success.” – seeks to promote academic and non-academic excellence among its members.
Solomon, Valdez, and Wayang will represent Region 1 and the Cordillera Administrative Region at the 17th National Midyear Convention (NMYC) set on Oct. 25-28 at the Dakak Beach Park and Resort in Dapitan City.
Solomon finished as champion in the Luzon eliminations of the National Accounting Quiz Showdown last July, qualifying her to compete in the 17th NMYC.