by Jacquilyn Avila and Leila Claire Vivien Toribio*, CBAA
Two BS Accountancy students won the top two spots in the recently concluded 13th PICPA National Accounting Quiz Showdown (NAQDown).
Ms. Shania Rose Lozano won first place and Sofia Russel Mae Suico came in second in the virtual competition held via Mentimeter (a site used to exclusively answer the questions) and Zoom (to monitor any cheating attempt) on February 13, 2021.
Jafar E. Muksan of Ateneo de Davao University came in third place; Dorothy M. Muyargas of Western Mindanao University at fourth place; and Claribelle D. Lee of Notre Dame of Marbel University at fifth spot.
The top five winners will proceed to the final round of the competition which will be held during the National Mid Year Convention.
Thirteen regions across the country from four major separate hubs: NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao joined the competition. Twenty-seven participants comprised the Mindanao hub and 13 of it were from Region 10 and CARAGA, including Ms. Lozano and Ms. Suico who are members of the University’s local chapter of the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA).
The competition was composed of two rounds, Elimination and Semi-Finals, with questions divided into three categories: easy, average, and difficult.
Ms. Lozano and Ms. Suico received certificates of recognition and were given discounts (100% and 80% respectively) on their registration fees for the National Mid Year Convention.
The National Federation – Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA) in partnership with SyCip Gorres Velayo and Company (SGV Co.), hosted the National Accounting Quiz Showdown or NAQDown, an annual all-board accounting subject academic competition that promotes academic excellence as well as connections and camaraderie among contestants.
MSU-IIT has joined NAQDown since 2019.
*Jacquilyn Avila is a junior student at the College of Business Administration and Accountancy taking up BS in Accountancy. Her interests include broadcasting, geography, and general facts. She is currently an undersecretary of the Training and Development Committee of the CBAA Executive Board.
Leila Toribio isa junior student at the College of Business Administration and Accountancy taking up BS in Accountancy. She is into writing and was part of the editorial team in their school newspaper back in her junior high school years. Presently, she is serving as the deputy of the Training and Development Committee of the CBAA Executive Board.