The Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants and the Young Entrepreneurs’ Society were conferred with the Jose Burgos Award for Christian Spirit and the Jose Rizal Award for Competence, respectively, during the 11th SLU Gawad Awards, May 6 at the Center for Culture and Arts Theater.
JPIA attained and maintained such honor due to their St. Matthew Week activities which aims to search for a student role model (‘best disciple’) that embodies the characteristics of St. Matthew who is the patron saint of accountants and tax collectors. Along with this set of activity, the organization has also sponsored numerous masses including a mass for CPA examinees during the pre-board briefing.
“We are very proud and thankful. May SLU continue in recognizing the skills and talents Lousians have and motivate student organizations to conduct worthwhile activities in line with the mission-vision of the university,” JPIA President Solomon Panelo IV said.
YES, on the other hand, secured the praise for conducting at least 12 activities related to competence. Some of the major events were monthly business trainings, Louisian Entrepreneur Summit, and other seminars intended to make Lousian entrepreneur students more competitive. The organization also participated and organized competitions which include Business Idea Development Award (BIDA) event that brought honor to SLU.
The Fernando Amorsolo Award for Creativity and the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Social Involvement along with the title, Best Co-curricular Student Organization were given to Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers while the major awards, Presidential Award for Best Extra Curricular Organization went to White and Blue and the Presidential Award for Outstanding Excellence in Leadership was presented to W & B Editor in Chief Heather Ann Pulido.
Afterwards, the main tributes were given, all presidents of organizations including the publications were given honors to recognize their efforts in providing activities for the Lousian community and to the society.
“With good peace and security within the vicinity along with good order kept by the ushers or volunteers, the event went well,” said by participants of the event.
Photo taken by Abegail Angeles