Accountancy Week: Every JPIAN’s Day Off
The Accountancy Week celebration has always been one of the many highlights to every accountancy student of Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, taking into account the numerous affairs that the said institution offers. Not only does this event provide an indispensable sense of gratification to each striving accounting apprentice but also, it allows these people to take an essential break from the already dainty existence that this field of specialization actually purveys. This conviviality helps us clear our minds from the incessant wrath of our chosen program. It enables us to draw our attentions from the continuous dilemma of being an accountancy student and instead turn our assiduity to the art of getting a life and rather compete for the benefit of our respective batches. At the end of the day, what is essential is the camaraderie that we procure out of this memorable experience.
This year’s celebration focuses its theme on “ACT – Accountability. Credibility. Transparency.” The theme actually addresses every JPIAN to remain accountable, credible, and transparent in whatever circumstance that is to arise. On the contrary, in that two-day period of time, the young and talented JPIANs have been able to showcase their ability to mulct plenary potential in literary, sports, and cultural events, as well as the laro-ng-lahi. In the process, it can be noticed how persistent and hungry these individuals are to bring home the bacon for their respective batches. Their fierce looks signify how important it is for them to take the crown of being overall champions in this celebration. The unity in each batch is most felt in this kind of event because it is in this very perspective that acting as one sturdy entity is of vital importance. Without unity from within, nothing good will substantially happen.
Events were held simultaneously in order to capitalize for the limited time allocated by the organization. All four of the literary events namely, Essay Writing, Chalk Art, Chain Storytelling, and Whiz Kids, took place in the rooms erected in the College of Business Administration and Accountancy, MSU-IIT. The above mentioned events were all in connection with this year’s theme. Several students from each year level participated with distinct levels of discernment. Nonetheless, the results were emphatically lopsided as the ARIVA, fourth year BSA students of MSU-IIT, outclassed and outsmarted their opponents and grabbed the championship trophies and medals for the literary events.
The sports events, on the other hand, were held in the twin courts and volleyball courts within the premise of the institute. The first day was held for elimination rounds and the championship matches took place on the succeeding day. Different strategies and techniques have been demonstrated in order to topple competitors. Loud cheers can be heard from the audience as they support their respective participants. However, no single definite tactic proved to be advantageous to all players as the winners were extracted from various year levels in both male and female categories. But once again, it is the ARIVA that managed to stand still amongst all other competitors as they captured three first place finishes out of six different sports events. This, in addition, boosted their chance of claiming the top spot overall.
Laro-ng-lahi, on the contrary, is an activity which showcases the traditional games here in the Philippines. These are games commonly played by children, usually using native materials. Here in our country, due to the limited resources of toys for Filipino children, the young yet brainy children have come up to invent games without the need of anything except for the players themselves. With the flexibility of a real human to think and act makes the game more interesting and challenging. Five of the many traditional games have been performed during this celebration and it is very evident that the MTIM had enjoyed much of their childhood as they dominated to win three out of five, making them the champion for this field.
The much-awaited cultural events were held on the last night at the MPH, still within the grounds of the institute. Acoustic, Hiphop and Wannabe competitions were being showcased. The crowd witnessed the inspired JPIANs as they boast their talents in singing, dancing and imitating while they continue to compete and vie for the crown of overall champions. It was deafening in the MPH as the audience incessantly showed optimism for the night. Different levels of decibel can be heard every time a new set of performers take on to the center stage. But in the end, the cultural events were owned by the 5th year Trivos as they bested all other performers in a game played with pure talents. In addition, the Search for Ambassadors and Ambassadress of Goodwill 2013 took place. Production number, corporate candy attire, and haute couture were seen by the spectators. The mass of witnesses continue to yield an even louder clamor as the night commences to cease its presence. And in the end, it was one of IIT’s best, Mr. Sheldon Mark Albao, which trounced the former title holder, Mr. Bryan Joseph Jumawid to take away the crown of being the Ambassador of Goodwill 2013. In addition, it was Ms. Laureyca Mae Antonio which outclassed and outwitted the other ladies to become a newly hailed title holder, Ambassadress of Goodwill 2013.
At the end of the night, the ARIVA seized control of the other year levels and snagged away the crown as overall champions for the Accountancy Week celebration. It all ended with smiles on everyone’s faces and flashes from cameras as the local chapter begins to prepare for the upcoming MYC.