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Two UPV BS Accountancy students are 2016 SOASP finalists


Two BS Accountancy students of the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) were among the top 25 finalists in the 2016 Search for Outstanding Accounting Students of the Philippines (SOASP).

Fifth year students Alexis Eugene Castor and Clyde Jason Bustillo from the UPV Tacloban College and the UPV College of Management, respectively competed with 23 other accounting students from different parts of the country during the grand finals held at the Makati Diamond Residences on December 5, 2016.

Castor and Bustillo were named as among the top 25 SOASP finalists following a highly competitive screening process earlier this year with over 350 participants from 72 accountancy schools nationwide.

The two students were each awarded with a cash prize of P5,000 and a plaque of recognition for being part of the Top 25.

Vianca Pearl Amores from the University of San Carlos (USC) placed first in the grand finals, followed by Jessa Bermudo of USC, and Jenny Frialde of the Kingfisher School of Business and Finance.

Now on its 18th year, the SOASP is an annual nationwide competition sponsored by the P&A Foundation, in partnership with the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), and the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Commerce and Industry (ACPACI). “It aims to identify the best and brightest accountancy students in the country, with most candidates emerging as CPA board placers,” according to the organizers.

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