BATAC CITY, August 15 –Accountant students of Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), Batac main campus here, have joined the Regional Leadership Congress this year held at Villa Navarro Resort in Caba, La Union.
The congress was spearheaded by the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA)
This year”s theme was “Ilabas ang Cool-it”. One of the major thrusts of the NFJPIA was to hone leaders and professionals to take the lead in business, commerce and finance.
Dubbed as the melting pot of all cultures, the province of La Union gathered campus leaders from different schools in Region 1 and Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR). Their common goal: develop talents, promote camaraderie, and build a stronger Regional Council.
“Promoting development is not confined in formal education. What we aim is to mold holistic and whole-package professional not only inclined in accounting but expose everyone in social interactions. This is how we build competence, and it has grown to be R1 and CAR’s trademark” remarked by Sollyneth N. Pungtilan, the Regional Vice President for Academics.
The participants were given set of activities that honed their leadership ability and expanded learning opportunities beyond the four corners of their classrooms.
Randell Dan Dalire, one of MMSU delegates, said, joining the leadership congress was a great privilege..
“Learning new things, meeting new people and honing one’s craft to be future accountant or businessman enhance our growth as finance students,” said Dalire.
The event was participated by 140 school leaders from 30 member schools in Region 1 and CAR.
Participants were given competitive tasks such as banner making contests using 3 colored pencils only, and deriving meaning from the banner in connection with the theme.
They were also exposed in challenging activities such as message relays using flag signs and hard-to-decode clues.
“The inclement weather made the congress more exciting with participants racing for the lead,” Dalire added. (Cherry Joy D. Garma/ PIA-Ilocos Norte)