The School of Business and Accountancy (SBA) surfs up its fins claiming the highest spot in MATENAKAN 2022, the Holy Angel University Student Council’s (HAUSC) second celebration of Youth Development and Advocates Week, with the theme “Matenakan: Laban Para King Katutuan” on September 17, 2022.
Dolphins dominated the said event bringing home four placement titles out of the five categories. Jan Mark Pineda, Bianca Angeline Raguindin, Lianna Ramos, Trisha Montemayor, Valerie Mariz Austria, Courtney Nicole Custodio, and Ma. Daniela Bondoc was able to secure the Champion for KALALANGAN: Ipasiag ing Katutuan (Video Campaign Competition).
Claiming the 2nd runner-up were Abiah Kaylene Yu and Valeri Austria for the SÚNU: Pamangutyang Kapaniwalan (Satirical Meme Competition) and Khyrish Canlas for the AGCAS: Ing Pamanyambitla king Amanu (Declamation Competition). Meanwhile, Jewel Gen Cunanan bagged the People’s Choice award for competing in the SIUÁLA: Musikang Mamie Sala (Singing Competition).
In an interview with Cunanan, she shared, “the celebration of this event is not only to highlight the wit and talent of the students but to showcase the beauty of our culture and how these minds and talents can influence our society with a better purpose.”
Samantha Chloe Morales and Ramon Kristian were among the participants who competed in the ILUSYUN: Pangabaluktut ning Katutuan (Digital Poster Competition).
The Chairperson of the College Student Council – SBA (CSC-SBA), Shejanira Arcilla, revealed that what they had experienced was unreal. She saw how creative and exceptional the Dolphins are, creating quality outputs in a short period.
Arcilla also sent her gratitude to all the students who supported the event, the participants, the council members, and the whole department of SBA.
“I am so glad that I belong to a department wherein its students do not forget their roles and responsibilities as a youth. With that, we would like to send our deepest gratitude to the students of our department, especially to the participants who joined, the council members who helped significantly to make our entries possible, and to our very supportive department who never left us for the whole duration of the event. I hope that this dedication will continue as we achieve greater heights for our department.”
She also added, “I can proudly say that each Dolphin in our department has surely made the School of Business and Accountancy proud.”
When asked what were her thoughts on this year’s event, she mentioned, “I appreciate how this event focused on fighting misinformation, especially on social media. The tackled issues of this event are relevant.” She also sent her congratulations to the HAUSC on the success of this year’s MATENAKAN.
The HAUSC officiated this week-long event to promote camaraderie and support for the Angelites and concluded it by expressing the importance of becoming a voice for those who can not speak.