Members of the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) from all over Region 11 gathered at Ateneo de Davao University’s (AdDU) Martin Hall last Oct. 2 to celebrate the annual Regional Midyear Convention (RMYC) of JPIA’s Regional Federation (RFJPIA-XI).
JPIA-AdDU president Ernie Cajes explained what the RMYC was about.
“The Regional Midyear Convention is an annual event of JPIA wherein local chapters from different schools all over Region 11 meet to build connections, to build relationships,” he said.
RFJPIA-XI president Dulce Grace Dolera stressed that the convention’s aim is to holistically develop accountancy students from all over the Davao Region.
“[The RMYC’s] aim really is to give an avenue for students to attain holistic development because as we know, accountancy students are all focused on academics. This event gives them an opportunity to try other aspects like sports, fashion, songwriting, cheer dance, dancing,” she said.
The semiannual gathering featured a diverse set of events that sought to bring out the skills of the participants in both academic and non-academic aspects. These events included Accounting Cups, Video Infographic presentations, Project Runway, Star Search, Songwriting contests, Cheer Dance competition, and sports like volleyball, basketball, and chess.
The event is a collaboration between all local JPIA chapters in Region 11. Renowned accounting firms Sycip, Gorres, and Velayo (SGV) and Company and Punongbayan & Araullo (P&A) were sponsors of the event.
Dolera also expressed what this year’s convention hoped to achieve.
“This year, we have a lot of goals. But to sum it up, we aim for a better JPIA. We also want [to encourage enthusiastic and voluntary participation from our member students], and we planned for it in promoting and encouraging the students,” she said.
The RMYC is also part of the lead-up to the annual National Midyear Conference (NMYC), a gathering of JPIA members from around the country.