The UB team with Stephanie Solomon, UB alumna who is now with SGV & Co. (second row, second from left)
The University of Baguio (UB) chapter of the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) was named the Best Delegation in Academics and Non-academics during the 7th Annual Regional Convention of the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (Region 1 and Cordilleras Council) held in Bantay, Ilocos Sur last Feb. 23-25.
The UB chapter was also given the Outstanding Local Chapter and Outstanding Chapter in Academics and Non-Academics awards for 2015-2016.
The following Accountancy students scooped awards during the event: Joel Locquiao, Most Outstanding JPIAn, Most Outstanding JPIAn in Academics, champion in SGV Cup 3 (Master in Auditing) and third place in SGV Cup 1 (Master in Financial Accounting and Reporting); Kevin Adrian Fabros, champion in SGV Cup 1 (Master in Financial Accounting and Reporting); Dayanara Villanueva, champion in SGV Cup 2 (Master in Advanced Accounting); Maeyan Balagsa, third place in SGV Cup 2 (Master in Advanced Accounting); Dexter John Dacayanan, Outstanding Local Chapter President; Ma. Vanessa Jean Bacolcol, Outstanding Local Chapter Officer; Franklin Jan Wayang, champion in news writing (Filipino) and second place in news writing (English); and Louise Melody Glydelle Sanchez, champion in sports writing (English).
Likewise, Fabros, Villanueva and Sanchez ruled the Search for Regional Accounting Wizards while Joyce de Jesus and Giordano Salazar secured the fourth place in Junior Accounting Masters. Dale Arvin Bawing and Claudine Nicole Valenzuela finished as champions in the spelling quiz bee while Friam Camson and Giordano Salazar won third in the same event. Moreover, Valenzuela and Camson were hailed champions in the music quiz bee; Balagsa and Valenzuela settled second in the General Information Quiz Bee; while Camson and de Jesus picked up the second place in the TV Shows Quiz Bee.
The winners received plaques, medals and certificates sponsored by the accounting and auditing firms SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV & Co.), Deloitte, Punongbayan & Araullo (P&A) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the auditing firm of the 88th Academy Awards. – Joel Locquiao and Dexter John Dacayanan
Joel Locquiao and Dexter John Dacayanan are (fifth year and fourth year, respectively) Bachelor of Science in Accountancy students of the University of Baguio.