THE AMV-College of Accountancy team dedicated its second-place Pautakan finish to a member who passed away last year.

Accountancy team captain Danvhar Nojara, who also won silver in the individual category, said the honor was for Mark Spencer Bumanlag, who joined the team in 2016 and specialized in the General Information category.

“Kahit hindi ito [ang] ipinangako ko [sa kaniyang] panalo, lahat ng efforts na ibinigay namin dito, kahit hindi ‘yon [naging] enough, para [sa kaniya] pa rin lahat ng ‘yon,” Nojara told the Varsitarian.

He said Bumanlag’s presence strengthened camaraderie in the team, and his absence this year was one of the difficulties the members had to face.

“Siya ‘yong naging glue na nag-stick together sa amin as a team. He had been a great friend to us and gusto naming masuklian by giving him the title,” he said.  “[But] even though we fell short, I am sure he is still proud [sa achievement namin].”

After a two-year winning streak in Pautakan, Accountancy was dethroned in the group category by its perennial rival, the Faculty of Engineering.

“May medal man o wala, lahat ng mga contestants and coaches [na naging part nitong Pautakan], winners. Naging gathering ito para mag-celebrate ng knowledge [at higit pa] ito sa mga natutuhan namin sa mga [respective] colleges namin,” he said.

Pautakan, hosted by the Varsitarian, is the longest-running intercollegiate quiz contest in the country.


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