by the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants, 38th Chapter
In responding to attaining Quality Education under the Sustainable Development Goal, the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants – Saint Louis University (JPIA-SLU) Chapter participates in activities that strengthen Louisian accountancy students’ potential and competence. This includes the concluded 25th National Mid-Year Convention spearheaded by the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants with the theme “Into the Twilight, The Awakening of Skoll and Hati” on March 20-22, 2023, at Mezzo Hotel, Cebu City. JPIA-SLU is sheltered and guided by the four core values of Saint Louis University in serving Louisian accountancy students.
The National Mid-Year Convention (NMYC) is an annual event and inter-regional academic and non-academic competitions of 13 Regional Councils covered by the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants. As NFJPIA upholds the principle of academic excellence and skills and talent enrichment, NMYC aims to showcase the talents and wits of every JPIAn across the country. It also promotes camaraderie and strengthens the bond between Regional Councils and the National Council.
After conquering and bagging the Championship in the Tax Case Study during the 21st Regional Mid-Year Convention with the theme: “Realta Miglore: Own the Oasis, Conquer the Convention” that was held at Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza, Baguio City, last January 18-20, 2023; Alec Benjamin P. Lingan, Angelica Joyce P. Dalmacio, Cheska Kyle M. Alvarez, and Czarlynne P. Serrano represented Saint Louis University and the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants – Region 1 and Cordillera Administrative Region (NFJPIAR1CAR) at the Philippine Tax Summit 2023. They placed 2nd Runners Up (Cheska Kyle M. Alvarez and Czarlynne P. Serrano) and 4th Runners Up (Alec Benjamin P. Lingan, Angelica Joyce P. Dalmacio). Together with them are their fellow JPIAns, Mark Julius Donato and Dejnise Mari Reyes, from the University of Northern Philippines, respectively. They were also accompanied by Ellen Grace C. Teng-eg (President, JPIA-SLU) and Marc Oliver B. Castañeda, CPA, PhD (Adviser, JPIA-SLU).
Indeed, the Louisian participants conquered the competition with SLU’s core values, from dominating the challenge through the case study’s output making to being selected in the oral presentation to the board of judges.
Aside from showcasing the Lousian accountancy students’ competence all over the country through Philippine Tax Summit, they were also able to display their creativity through their talents, skills, and strategies in presenting their outputs, their social involvement through connecting and communicating with other people in the field of accountancy who share the same purpose and goals in the event, and their Christian spirit through their confidence and faith as they strongly achieved success despite the challenges they faced along their journey.
The success of these activities will motivate and inspire more Louisian accountancy students to do their best and apply their four core values (competence, creativity, social involvement, and Christian spirit) as this creates an avenue for the students to expand their talents, skills, and knowledge in their field of the profession by accepting the opportunities and joining the different activities of the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants – SLU.