UB JPIA reigns prov’l accountancy week

              TAGBILARAN CITY.- The University of Bohol  Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (UB-JPIA) bagged this year’s over-all  championship of the Accountancy Week Celebration held last week at the Activity Center, Island City Mall. As a jump start four of its student participants landed on the top three slots of the  5th PICPA Bohol Inter-Collegiate Accounting Quiz Bowl Cup. The winners include, Angelika Trasadas, 1st Place in 2nd Year Level, ZaldyFelisilda, 3rd place in 2nd Year Level .CathlineCutamora. 2nd Place in 4th Year Level and DenebDoydora, 3rd Place in 4th Year Level. Other team participants include BerlithPocot, RonnelAtuel, NIchelle John Pizaña, Ma. FlrancesBoyras and Glenn Aparece. Meanwhile, UB’s bets Jonathan Olayonand  KellyManuta clinched the crown for Mr and Miss Bohol Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants  Fresh  Faces  2015. In addition, the school’s entry  alsogot 1st place in the Dubsmash competition. At present, UB JPIA  is under the stewardship of Geny Lyn Abrau, JPIA  president and Mr. John Ren Rodriguez, CPA, adviser. Other participating schools include Holy Name University,  Bohol Northern Star College, Mater Dei College and Bohol Institute of Technology-International College. The event was organized by the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) headed by its president DaniloTabaranza, CPA and in coordination with Bohol Federation of JPIA  led by Rustom Ahit,...

Bizmen notes less tourists, more police characters in

TAGBILARAN CITY. – Local businessman yesterday noted that there are less tourists arriving here for the Sandugo festivities this month while the Philippine National Police (PNP) noted that more police characters are in the province in time for the annual celebration. A resort owner based in Panglao town told Bohol News Today that beach operators have noted that that there less arrival of tourists especially those who checked in at local hotels and resorts. The sources, who disclosed to be identified, said that the down trend of the tourist arrivals started last year although he emphasized that after the 2013 earthquake, the tourist industry here already bounced back but not to its previous records in the previous years. This decline is even noticeable with the decrease of flights in the Tagbilaran-Manila routes by airline companies. Perhaps, the one plane policy implemented by the Civil Aeronautics Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has contributed to the decision of the airline companies to decrease its daily flights here. This has been aggravated by the delayed completion of the emergency ramp at the city airport. The contractor has admitted that the project may not even be completed in time. Meanwhile, Camp Dagohoy authorities yesterday warned that intelligence operatives noted the presence of police characters from other provinces in the city in time for the Sandugo celebration here. Intelligence sources earlier confirmed to this paper that most of the police characters are pickpockets and thieves already identified in other provinces. Camp Dagohoy authorities have warned the public to be extra-careful especially if they attend the activities of the Sandugo celebration just like the street...

Rene reminds student leaders, campus advisers: “Be a Filipino”

TAGBILARAN CITY. – Rep. Rene L. Relampagos, Bohol’s first district solon, addressed student leaders and campus student advisers from different parts of the country during the Opening Program of the National Mid-Year Convention for Campus Advisers and Student Leaders organized by the Philippine Association of Campus Student Advisers (PACSA). Held last July 10 and with the theme “Youth Empowerment and Campus Advising Amidst Challenges in ASEAN Integration”, the congressman reminded the attendees to be a Filipino and embrace who they are. “Let us acknowledge our being Filipinos and be proud of that. Then let us lend ourselves to excellence and make sure that excellence not only becomes our goal but our habit and our way of life.” Relampagos emphasized how Filipinos excel in every field they immerse themselves, citing the Loboc Children’s Choir as an example who, at that time, was holding a series of concerts in Australia. “Filipinos excel because they are Filipinos. Filipinos are disciplined. Filipinos are creative, talented and hardworking.” Relampagos also stressed, “The challenge – in the ASEAN integration and globalization, is to continue our long history of excellence. Raise the bar of our students. Let us take pride in who we are, in what we are and what we can do. To do this, we must, first and foremost, embrace our roots. Take pride in our culture and showcase our heritage.” The first district representative, who chairs the House Committee on Tourism, reminded both campus student advisers and student leaders that being Filipinos and taking pride of it is a way to empower the youth. “Unless, we ourselves truly believe in who we are,...