The Silliman University Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) received the “Top Organization of the Year” award during the closing of the Hibalag Booth Festival last Aug. 29 at the Hibalag Booth Area.
Last year, JPIA was named the top organization for the first time led by Ana Remoto.
“It was really a heavy task for me to maintain the position, and the moment I knew na JPIA is still the top org, and it is now under my term… Ako ra jud na think ato na time is it is all for the glory of God and I was definitely not alone sa pag achieve ani,” said Frank Cadorna, JPIA president.
The top 10 organizations are the best performing organizations, accumulating the highest number of points based on the ranking in the overall points tally in one school year.
“Getting to that position all depends on how active an organization is and there are many ways to gain points such as organizing events, assisting campus and SG activities, and participating in various events. It all comes down to how the organization manages its resources,” Divina Tubat, Committee on Student Organizations (ComSO) Head, said.
According to Cadorna, the award itself is a proof that he can actually lead an organization filled with brilliant minds.
Cadorna said that he never tolerated his co-officers to focus on their assigned work, but to have the initiative to help others. He stressed that more work can be done through teamwork.
Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers won second place, followed by Silliman Junior Business Executives, and Ang Sandigan at fourth place.
The rest of the top 10 are, in order: Social Work Society, Kapunungan sa mga Mass Communicators, Silliman University College of Nursing Association, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Silliman University Medical Students’ Associations, and Pan Hellenic Society.
Moreover, Nathalie Angeles, vice president external of JPIA said, “I feel very grateful for the award. I’ve worked alongside some pretty amazing people in my time as a JPIA officer and I’ve seen firsthand how much time and effort has been put into every activity we conduct. It makes me proud to think that accountancy students are defying the dull, boring stereotype and are proving to everyone that there is always room for growth and learning in aspects other than academics.”