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Bernabe Pedro M. Cunanan receiving the key of responsibility from Diana C. Tang

Bernabe Pedro M. Cunanan, a BSA 4 student, was elected as the President of the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA) – Region 02 Council for the Federation Year 2011-2012. Cunanan is an active student leader at AC having been elected to various positions in the local JPIA chapter as well as the class year organizations and the SBA Supreme Student Council. He is also an academic scholar for several semesters and a CHED scholar, enjoying financial support from AC and CHED.

NFJPIA is the national organization of accountancy students in the Philippines which was created under the auspices of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). It commits itself to the holistic development of its members, molders of tomorrow’s leaders and a training ground for future professionals. The Region 02 Council has, at present, 14 affiliated colleges and universities from Cagayan to Nueva Vizcaya with around 2,000 student-members.

A simple turnover ceremony was held at Aaron’s Resort in Santiago City last April 30, 2011. Diana C. Tang, the outgoing president, gave a very comprehensive report on the accomplishments of the previous federation year. Arthur C. Sonday III, the regional adviser, congratulated the outgoing officers for a job well done. He said that Federation Year 2010-2011 was the best year ever since he was appointed as adviser. He then challenged the incoming officers to perform to the best of their abilities in order to equal, if not surpass, what the previous officers have accomplished. Sonday also announced the appointment of Mrs. Cecilia B. Valdez, Dean of the School of Business and Accountancy, as his co-adviser this Federation Year 2011-2012. Valdez gladly accepted the appointment after which she delivered an inspiring message to both the incoming and outgoing officers. She gave a message by using the acronym NFJPIA.


N – never say never

F – forward always forward

J – joyfully serve the organization

P – persevere amidst trials and tribulations

I  – inspire and be inspired

A – always maintain a positive attitude

The following is the complete list of officers:

Bernabe Pedro M. Cunanan (AC)

Paul John T. Bulauan (SMU)
Vice President for Academics

John Paulo A. Laguerta (SMU)
Vice President for Nonacademics

Maria Katrina M. Bigornia (ISU)
Vice President for Finance

Mark James M. Dulin (USLT)
Vice President for Audit

Jason N.Borromeo (PSCC)
Vice President for Membership

Jan Mae P. Paguirigan (SFC)
Vice President for Communication

Nikki Ronnah Garcia (PSCC)

The incoming and outgoing officers of the NFJPIA-Region 02 Council with Dr. Leopoldo A. Valdez, AC- JPIA Local Chapter adviser , Mrs. Cecilia B. Valdez and Mr. Arthur C. Sonday III, Regional Advisers . . .The outgoing officers led by Diana C. Tang, President (USLT), Lloyd Danilo A. Benitez, VP for Academics (USLT), Sherwin L. Valerio, VP for Nonacademics (SMU)