New Lasallian CPAs lauded
by Lyndon Gerard Sese
The Accountancy Department of the De La Salle University (DLSU), in coordination with the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA), prepared a testimonial dinner last June 10 at the Marilen Gaerlan North Conservatory in celebration of its superb performance in the recently-concluded Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Licensure Examination.
The program commenced with a thanksgiving mass held at the Chapel of the Most Blessed Sacrament, followed by a short program highlighted by speeches from DLS System President Bro. Armin Luistro and College of Business and Economics (CBE) Dean Michael Alba; and a video presentation prepared by JPIA.
In his speech, Bro. Armin stressed the virtue of honesty as the new CPAs go along with their chosen endeavors. He furthered, “Passing the CPA Board Exam is just 1/3 of your accomplishment, the remaining 2/3 lies on what you can contribute to your profession someday.”
In the recent CPA Board Exams last May, DLSU bested all other schools with a 62% passing rate (66 out of 107 examinees). The national passing rate is 19%.
Furthermore, DLSU graduate Alvin Endaya topped 5,363 accounting graduates who took the exam. Other Lasallians who filled in the top 20 spots are Sarah Camille Oblepias (2nd), Elsinore Camille Yao (5th), Gregory Vincent Yap (6th), Kristine Karen Co (7th), Diana Lou Navarro (10th), Michael Ian Ronadario (10th), Lloyd Bryan So (10th), Karla Funtila (12th), and Vima Karen Pia Lim (20th).
The oaththaking ceremony of the successful examinees will be held before the Board of Accountancy on June 22 at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Conventional Center.
Gracing the affair were Dr. Carmelita Quebengco, DLS System Executive Vice President;Dr. Corazon Subido, Chairperson of Accountancy Department; Rene Hapitan, CBE Vice Dean; partners and human resource personnel from Alba Romeo and Co, Carlos J. Valdez and Co., C.L. Manabat and CO., Joaquin Cunanan and Co., KPMG Laya Mananghaya, Punongbayan and Araullo and Co, and Sycip, Gorres and Velayo and Co; and some faculty from the Accountancy Department.