by RONALYN BANAKEN
ACCOUNTING CHAMPS The UB team was declared champion for the third time in the PICPA Interschool Quiz Bowl: Xernan Caramto (first from left), Carren Moira Cheong (second from left), advisers of JPIA-UB Chapter; Milagros Cardona, PICPA Local Chapter Board of Director (third from left); UB-SBAA Dean Kareen B. Leon
(fourth from left); Allan Frank Silva, PICPA Northern Luzon Representative for Education (extreme right); Roxany Aguiwas (second from right); and
Stephanie Solomon (third from right).
The University of Baguio (UB) successfully defended its crown – for the third time – in the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Baguio- Benguet Chapter Interschool Quiz Bowl held at the UB Square Hall last July 16.
The quiz bee was divided into two categories, Accounting Novice and Accounting Pro. For the third year, UB yet again dominated the Accounting Pro – the highlight of the quiz bowl. Accountancy students Roxany Aguiwas and Stephanie Solomon led the way for UB. The University of the Cordilleras (UC) and the King's College of the Philippines (KCP) landed second and third, respectively.
Likewise, the University – represented by Dayanara Villanueva and Claudine Valenzuela – clinched the top spot in the Accounting Novice, earning a total score of 67. The said category has just been added in this year's competition. UC came in second with 62 points while KCP settled third, accumulating 57 points.
Meanwhile, UB raked in major spots in other events. Franklin Jan Wayang won second in the General Information Quiz Bee. Also, Noah Rex Talosig seized the second spot in Extemporaneous Speech. In addition, UB got the third places in the Dance Creative Duo, Poster Making, and Essay Writing contests.
The event – bearing the theme "A.C.T. – Accountability, Credibility and Transparency – Now!" – was sponsored by Sycip Gorres Velayo Co., Baguio Country Club, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio, Veterans Bank-Baguio, Northern CPA Review, Government Association of Certified Public Accountants – Cordillera Chapter, National Irrigation Administration, and the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants-UB Chapter.
The activity – held in celebration of the National Accountancy Week – was participated in by KCP, Saint Louis University, UB, and UC.